New York Harbor Sailing Club
Sailing Club for Offshore Sailing School Alumni
We invite you to join our New York Harbor sailing club and experience NYC sailing at its best. Members of the Colgate Offshore Sailing Club are active adventurers who love the water and fun outdoor activities. If you’re already a sailor, welcome aboard! If you don’t yet know how to sail, our 2-day Accelerated Learn to Sail Course is your ticket to a summer of club sailing fun. Here’s a peak at what’s planned for the Colgate Offshore Sailing Club in 2016.
It takes just two days to gain sailing certification, to qualify for day sailing and exciting racing on our fleet of Colgate 26 sport sailboats, seven days a week April through October at our Colgate Offshore Sailing Club in New York Harbor. For 2016 course schedules and costs, click here.
Get Away Without Going Away
As a member of the Colgate Offshore Sailing Club you experience the New York Metro Area and New Jersey waterways from a whole new perspective. Our boats sit peacefully in the calm waters of Liberty Landing Marina, the premier NJ marina on the Hudson River. Enjoy the exhilaration of commanding a sleek Colgate 26 as you sail by the Statue of Liberty, and the peaceful calm that comes as copper hues bath the city “that never sleeps” as the sun sets while sailing in NYC. Best of all, you are close to home and work – with unlimited, hassle free sailing seven days a week at our NY sailing club – the Colgate Offshore Sailing Club.
Annual Memberships – Effective January 1, 2016
The sailing season is April through October, with off-season socials and winter sailing in Florida and the Caribbean. 30% deposit required when join or renew, full payment due by March 15, 2016
- Initiation Fee – $250 per person
- Crew Membership – $1850, deduct $100 per person for 2 or more from same household
- Skipper Membership – $2150, deduct $200 per person for 2 or more fro same household
- If 2 or more joining from same household and one is Skipper and others are Crew, deduct $100 from each of the individual dues above
- Refundable Security Deposit – $300 per person due with final payment
Skipper membership allows you to skipper a club Colgate 26. For new members who wish to qualify as Skipper, a written test and one-hour on-water evaluation are adminstered. Crew Membership allows you to sail with other club members as crew without skipper responsibilities. Pre-requisite for membership is the 2-Day Weekend Accelerated Learn to Sail Course or equivalent experience, or the 2-day Race Ready Sailing Course. Tuitions for these two courses are $590 per person. Pro-rated memberships are available after June 30.
Skipper and Crew Memberships includes:
- Seven days a week sailing close to home
- Evening and weekend races
- Full moon parties and sunset cool-downs
- Lunch bunch cruises
- Annual Summer “Sailstice” celebration
- Official Colgate Offshore Sailing Club cap
- Great camaraderie with like-minded sailing enthusiasts
- Discounts on Offshore Sailing School clinics and courses
- Automatic membership in the Offshore Cruising Club for world-wide sailing adventures
Sailing Area and Rules: Sailing is available in New York Harbor between the Verrazano and George Washington Bridges (but not behind Governor’s Island and into the East River). Advanced reservations are required each time you want to sail, maximum five club members per boat. All who apply for or renew COSC membership must sign a new annual agreement and waiver each year.
- Liberty Landing Marina, Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ
Colgate Offshore Sailing Club New Jersey
Liberty Landing Marina
Audrey Zapp Drive
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ 07304
The Learn to Sail course exceeded my expectations. I look forward to getting out for more sailing with the Club and continuing this great recreation and sport!!
John Conquest – Stroudsburg, PA
Offshore Sailing School provided an excellent opportunity to become a certified sailor in the waters around NYC. Nothing quite like it. Exciting, challenging and educational.
Alice Flynn – New York, NY
Sailing on the Hudson River is never a dull moment. Outstanding experience!!
Larry Goldberg – Oyster Bay, NY
Awesome experience sailing the Hudson River off Manhattan. The contrast between the serenity of sailing and the excitement of the city is mind blowing.
John Cerqueria – Cary, NC