Weekend on a boat, with oysters!
The wildly popular Oyster Bar on a historic sailing ship is opening this Friday, May 15th. If there's ever a place to relax with incredible sunsets as well as city views, it's Grand Banks while their docked for the summer at Pier 25 in Tribeca. Check out the Grand Banks website for more info.
How are we involved? Atlantic Yachting Owner, Logan Rowell, is proud to serve on the board of Maritime Foundation, owners of the Sherman Zwicker and home to Grand Banks. Maritime Foundation is a NYC based non-profit dedicated to the preservation of historic vessels and other maritime history.
Maritime Foundation's newest preservation project is an 1850's era Oyster Barge that was in imminent danger of destruction. Check out the great New York Times piece on the Oyster Barge.
See you out there.
Check out the super cool pictures on our Instagram account @sailingnyc and enjoy the water between your sails. NYC is a beautiful place to sail and the pictures prove it.
There are so many awesome ways to get on the water in Manhattan and the quickest, easiest way to find out what's happening (and score some great deals) is to stay tuned to our Facebook, twitter, Instagram, or Google+.
See you out there.
Cocktails, Sun Tans, and Sailing
The weather forecast couldn't be more perfect for our 2015 opening weekend. There's still availability for a Private Sailboat Charter this Saturday and Sunday. So make your reservation today and lets get out and do some sailing in NYC.
Use code 'early' at registration for $50 OFF.
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Congrats to the SV Oceanna!
If you follow the blog you have read about Atlantic Yachting Sailing School grads Greg and Kaycee. These two Canadians traded frozen careers in the arctic circle for a 41 foot catamaran. Only one catch....they'd never sailed before.
After an incredible amount of hard work on their parts cleaning up and prepping Oceanna, and some intense Private Lessons with Atlantic Yachting, they were off the horizon. It's only been a little more than a year since they sailed away from us, and they just sailed into the Galapagos. Incredible! They've battles the Gulf Stream currents, cruised the Bahamas, made landfall in South America, crossed the Panama Canal, passed over the Equator, and now they're in the Galapagos exploring it's untouched beauty before crossing the Pacific. We got word via satellite of Stand Up Paddleboarding across the Equator beside the boat and some other wild stories.
Check out their website and follow their great adventure HERE>
Grab some deals while they last!
Charter season is just around the corner. Nothing will brighten up Spring like looking forward to a Private Sailboat Charter. Use code 'early' for $50 Off. Book Your Yacht
Learn something new this Spring and watch for intermediate sailing courses posting soon! Use code 'early' to save $50 on Private and Group Sailing Lessons.
Kids programs fill up fast, so register early to book the weeks you prefer and to save $200 with code 'return' for returning camper. New campers use 'early.' Sailing Camp Registration
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*Discount only valid through March 31st or until courses/sessions/dates are full.
Give A Gift Certificate This Year
This February 14th pass an envelope across the dinner table with something incredible inside....Summer. We have gift certificates available for romantic Private Sailboat Charters or Private Sailing Lessons.
Use code 'lovesail' at registration for $50 off between now and Feb 14.*
Buy one HERE
*Discount only valid on Gift Certificates for Charters and Private Lessons.
2015 Summer Programs Registration Now Open
Register in February and save $200
General Registration for 2015 Summer Sailing Programs for Kids is now open with a limited number of spaces for new campers. Check out AmNY's article naming Atlantic Yachting one of "NYC's Best Summer Camps"
Use code 'FebCamp' at registration for $200 in February.
Learn more about our Summer Kids Sailing Program
Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association
This week is the annual Seven Days of BASRA fundraiser on Elbow Cay, Abaco, Bahamas.
As a staff of sailors who frequently pass through Bahamian waters we are proud to support BASRA with the donation of a four hour Private Sailboat Charter to their silent auction this week. The event takes place at the Abaco Inn and includes lots of great events.
Learn more about BASRA by clicking HERE
What an awesome day!
Film and TV shoots are always fun. But when they want the boat charging full sail and request to head up the Hudson River into Palisades, you know it's going to be a good day. Weather and lighting were particularly important for this shoot and everything was actually moved forward a day to bring the perfect elements together. Luckily the film crew could adjust their schedules and Gemini had a few holes in her calendar that day as well. Captains Jonathan and Dave were aboard Gemini working with the film crew and models while Logan was on the chase boat with the producer. Can't say enough about how great Apiece Apart was to work with and their clothes are super cool as well. Check out their full Spring 2015 collection HERE and see more of Video Fashion Week HERE.
Kiesza rocks. And she loves sailing.
It was a blast to have Kiesza out sailing with us on NYC's Hudson River this summer. Here is the Vevo edit from her outing with Atlantic Yachting. She talks about her love for sailing and how it started with sailing camp (hint hint parents). We wish her huge success in the music industry (she's kinda already there) and hope to sail again with her soon. Kiesza Sailing in NYC
Support Hands Across The Seas
Summer Sailboat Charters in NYC are a blast...and we'll be sailing in Manhattan until October. Here's a chance to win some sailing fun and relaxation during the winter.
As an ASA Sailing School we are proud to pass on this years ASA Sweepstakes! A small donation to Hands Across The Seas will enter you to win a Caribbean sailboat charter or a seven night resort stay. ENTER NOW
Learn more about Hands Across The Seas HERE
Goodbye Pastel Sweaters and Topsiders
Check out a group of climbers who are using sailing as a means of transportation to access untouched rock climbing. It's so great to see adventurous non-sailors taking advantage of sailing to further their own passions and sports. Follow their blog HERE.
Learn how to sail right here in NYC and start you own epic adventure. LEARN MORE
Max on Yelp said:
My boss bought an afternoon charter for my team, and it was fantastic. The captain and crew were knowledgeable and accommodating. They let us be as hands-on and hands-off as we wanted. The boat was a relatively new, 43' Beneteau with a nice cockpit to gather in.
Check out more sparkling reviews on Yelp HERE
Get On The Water This Weekend
Some last minute cancellations have opened up availability to sail THIS WEEKEND Aug 16 & 17th. These are going to go fast so call 212-518-4604 for available times. WHAT'S A CHARTER?
Also.... There is some limited space still available for the last few sessions of Summer Sailing Programs for Kids. Check it out HERE
Compound7 on Tripadvisor said:
This is a unique way to get outside, and away from the crowds in NYC. If you enjoy being on the water, there is the option to take sailing lessons, or charter a boat. We took private lessons and really enjoyed Jonathon, our instructor for both days. It was great sailing on the Hudson, with views of the Empire State building, and the rest of the New York skyline in the background. Highly recommend this!
Check out more glowing reviews on Tripadvisor HERE
EASE BACK INTO THE SCHOOL YEAR WITH FALL SAILING
It has been an amazing summer for our Summer Sailing Programs for Kids. Now there are tons of great ways to sail into September after school and on weekends. Check them out HERE!
Bryan on Tripadvisor said:
I couldn't have asked for a better crew for our Mother's Day ride on the Hudson - they were very attentive, respectful and fun to sail with. I'll definitely sail with them again!
Check out more glowing reviews on Tripadvisor HERE