100th Anniversary of Central Park Sailing
Published on April 22nd, 2016
The Central Park Model Yacht Club (CPMYC) will kick off its 100th Anniversary year with a day of vintage sailing, racing and other historic model yacht festivities at Conservatory Water in Central Park (just north of the 72nd and Fifth Avenue entrance to the park) in New York City, NY.
Scheduled on Saturday April 23, 2016 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, the public is invited to come celebrate a New York City institution whose goal since December 17, 1916 has been to “encourage those interested in designing, building and sailing model yachts.”
Visitors will see vintage free sailing boats guided by poles along side radio controlled wooden sloops and schooners up to 8.5-feet in length. They’ll get a taste of the club and pastime that inspired New York Times headlines like, “5,000 See Model Boats Vie In Park” and “1,000 Boats Compete In Park”. They’ll get a sense of why the pond and boats have appeared in books like Stuart Little as well as dozens of movies, TV shows, magazines, and newspaper articles. And they’ll discover how anyone, adults or kids, can catch the bug and become a part of the next 100 years of model yacht sailing in New York City.
CPMYC’s centennial celebrations will continue during the sailing season until mid-November.