New York City Corporate Sailing League

Published on March 26th, 2014

The Corporate Sailing League in New York Harbor is entering its fourth season, offering a unique format for busy professionals to enjoy the harbor for recreation. Sailing in front of the Statue of Liberty and the skyline of Manhattan, corporate teams will again gather this season on Thursday for some fun and spirited races.

For anyone interested in forming a team at their company, there is an Open House on April 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. sponsored by Mount Gay Rum. Representatives from the eight current teams will narrate a slide show of the program. A question and answer session will follow. Find out how sailors got their teams started. To receive an invitation to the Open House, send an email to with your name and company.

Corporate teams race on J/24 sailboats provided by Manhattan Yacht Club. The club keeps a fleet of two dozen identical J/24s at North Cove. The fleet is equipped with a mains, genoas and jibs. Teams provide their own corporate spinnakers. If you need help getting your team up to speed, the club can connect you with volunteer skippers and crew.

Perhaps the highlight of the New York City Corporate Sailing League is the “Honorable William Wall,” the floating clubhouse in the harbor. While teams compete adjacent to the clubhouse, co-workers, clients and friends come out to watch the action. Spectators ride out to the clubhouse on a launch and can order drinks while cheering for your team as you sail by.

Click here for information, or contact Michael Fortenbaugh at and 212-786-3323






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