Monday, February 20, 2012

J/105 Manhattan YC Regatta!

(New York, NY)- Check this one out.  This regatta is being hosted by J/105 Class Fleet 10 and Manhattan Yacht Club (located in the famous North Cove Marina) in one of the coolest, and most challenging, places to sail in the world.  Zipping around New York Harbor while dodging the Staten Island ferries, cruise ships and the fleet with the Statue of Liberty and Wall Street as a back-drop can be simply breathtaking-- plus the Manhattan skyline at sunset is spectacular.  Put this event on your "Bucket List"-- awesome evening entertainment (heck, Greenwich Village, Little Italy and China-town are practically walking distance!) and "just for fun" sailing is what makes this a "gotta do it" regatta.  If you're flying into New York on business, why not hop aboard for a ride!

J/105 one-design sailboats- sailing off New York City (Manhattan).This is an event dedicated solely to the J/105 class. Last year there were eight boats on the starting line. This year we expect to see at least a dozen. Courses will be primarily windward/leeward under the watchful gaze of the Statue of Liberty and multiple support boats.

Social events include an outdoor barbecue aboard Liberty State Park’s lightship and an awards party at North Cove Marina on Sunday after racing.  Bring family and friends to watch the action.  Never far from the shores of either New york or New Jersey, the race provides spectators and tourists alike with the site of big boat racing.  Probably one of the few local sailing events where spectators can watch a regatta without ever leaving land.  For more J/105 Manhattan Regatta sailing information.