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NY Sailing Club — Colgate Offshore Sailing Club at North Cove Marina

Brought to You By Offshore Sailing School at Brookfield Place

The most exciting New York Harbor sailing club is based at North Cove Marina in Battery Park City. Enjoy great Battery Park City sailing, steps from your office and home, with unlimited access, seven days a week, on our fleet of Colgate 26 sailboats. Fun, safe and exciting to sail, the Colgate 26 is the boat of choice for training plebes at the U.S. Naval Academy and cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. In fact, 12 NEW Colgate 26s were delivered to the Naval Academy in November 2015. You can’t get a better endorsement than that!

Download the Current 2016 COSC Membership Agreement and Application.
Club membership is discounted after June 30, 2016 for remaining months in the season. The best sailing is in the fall, so take advantage of this special offer to Learn to Sail and join the club NOW! Call 212-786-4888 today or email Meg at

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A Fun Sailing Club for Avid Sailors

Join the Colgate Offshore Sailing Club – East at North Cove Marina and enjoy carefree sailing with active adventurers who share your passion for sustainable, green wind-driven activities in New York Harbor. If you are not yet a sailor, it takes just two rewarding days to gain confidence, achieve US Sailing certification and set sail with the Club. If you are already a sailor, welcome aboard!  If your competence level is equal to those gained through these courses, you may submit a sailing resume for review, to be approved by North Cove Sailing School management, or go for an instructional evaluation sail at a cost of $250 per person, minimum two hours.

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Sail for Fun, Get Out and Race, Enjoy an Evening Retreat

As a member of the Offshore Sailing North Cove Sailing Club you experience the New York Metro Area without city clatter. When you set sail from North Cove Marina, Battery Park City, NYC you are in another world. View a “silent” cityscape from the cockpit of your sleek Colgate 26. Enjoy a NYC getaway – morning, afternoon or evening. Join in exciting club races. Relish a sunset under sail as it illuminates Brookfield Place and the city skyline – just the sound of wind in your sails, water lapping against your hull.

Not Yet a Sailor? Want to Brush Up Your Sailing Skills?

If you are not yet a sailor, take a 2-day Accelerated weekend Learn to SAil Course course and you’re ready for fun sailing with the club in New York Harbor. If you already have strong basic sailing skills, hold US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification and can handle a 26′ sailboat on all points of sail, you’re ready for the two-day Race Ready Course. Click on the locations below to learn more and book now!

North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place in Battery Park City, NYC 




Membership Dues

The 2016 sailing season is May through October, with off-season socials and winter sailing in Florida and the Caribbean. Membership dues are discounted after June 30, 2016 for the reamining months in the season.

2016 Annual Memberships – April-October Sailing

  • Initiation Fee – $250 per person is waived
  • 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
  • New York City tax, currently 8.875%, is required with all club dues payments

Discounted Memberships Available – July 1, 2016 for Remaining Months in Season

Download the Current Colgate Offshore Sailing Club Membership Agreement and Application here.

Skipper membership allows you to skipper a club Colgate 26. For new members to qualify, a written test and one-hour on-water evaluation are required. 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 if you can handle a 26′ sailboat on all points of sail. Tuitions for these two courses are $590 per person, $490 for two or more signing up to take the course together.

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 select Offshore Sailing School clinics and courses
  • Annual winter Caribbean Cruise
  • Florida Ya Gotta Regatta Getaway
  • Automatic membership in the Offshore Cruising Club for world-wide sailing adventures

Sailing Area and Rules: Sailing areas for NCSC members is in those waters south of the George Washington Bridge and north of the Verrazano Bridge, with certain other restrictions outlined in the Membership Agreement. Use of NCSC vessels is in half-day periods mornings and afternoons, plus evenings as outlined in the Agreement. Advanced reservations are required for a spot on a boat each time you want to sail, maximum five per boat. Sailing is shared with other club members on each boat. All Offshore Sailing School graduates applying for or renewing membership must sign the North Cove Sailing agreement and a waiver each year.

  • North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place, Battery Park City, NY

Offshore Sailing School at Brookfield Place, North Cove Marina
One North End Avenue (also known as 300 Vesey Street)
New York, NY 10282

North Cove Marina is located on the Hudson River bounded by Vesey Street to the north and Liberty Street to the south.
Look for Offshore Sailing School fleet and flags at south end of North Cove Marina.

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

Want More Information?

Call Jim Moore  – Colgate Offshore Sailing Club Manager

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