A Taste of Sailing About this Opportunity: Try a “Taste of Sailing” with our complimentary one-hour Community Sails with family and/or friends with the Statue of Liberty as a picturesque backdrop. No experience is necessary. Perfect opportunity for those who have always wanted to give sailing a try! Families are welcome yet children MUST prove to be 7 years old at the time of the sail. Along with a North Cove Sailing Skipper and Club Crew member who has extensive knowledge of the conditions for sailing on the Hudson River, there is a maximum onboard of 4 Adults or a family of 4. Required life vests will be provided by North Cove Sailing or you may bring your own. Our complimentary Community Sails Program runs throughout the summer season on weekends from June to August. Our Fleet: Colgate 26s The Colgate 26 has a design that is comfortable, stable, safe and fun with an open cockpit making it the ideal sailboat for an enjoyable and educational experience on the New York Harbor. REGISTRATION Our complimentary Community Sails are very popular and book well in advance. Community Sails can be booked online starting in June using the Calendar below. A confirmation email will be sent to you upon completed reservation with details of what to wear, what to bring and where to meet. Reservations are available onboard for one, two, three or four adults. Children are welcome yet must be accompanied by an adult. A Credit Card is required to hold your reservation, yet this credit card will not be charged unless the Cancellation/No Show Policy is not strictly adhered to. Holiday weekends may or may not be available for reservation for complimentary Community Sails to be determined by North Cove Sailing Management. CANCELLATION/NO SHOW POLICY: In order for us to make our complimentary Community Sails available to as many residents in the community as possible, a Credit Card is required to hold the reservation and will only be charged a $25 Per Person Cancellation or No Show Fee should your reservation not be canceled 48 hours in advance by email at [email protected] or calling the NCS Sailing Office directly at 646-877-2337. Adhering to our Cancellation/No Show Policy will allow North Cove Sailing Management possible time to offer to fill your reserved spots for other local residents. Safety is our Number One priority, therefore, North Cove Sailing Management reserves the right to cancel any Community Sail the day prior or the morning of any scheduled Community Sail in the event of inclement weather or any circumstance deemed necessary for NCS Management to cancel. Should North Cove Sailing Management contact you by email or cell phone to cancel your reservation, your Credit Card will not be charged and every effort will be made to reschedule your complimentary Community Sail on another weekend if any spots are available. Questions? Email [email protected] or contact the Director of Sailing, Moochie at 646-877-2337.