A few weeks back, Ryder and I took sailing lessons on the Hudson. This has been something I’ve been dying to do with him, and I can’t believe it’s taken us this long to do so. His birthday was the following day, so the timing couldn’t have been more ideal.
North Cove Sailing is located next to our apartment in South Battery Park, offering the best location for sailing in Manhattan, with beautiful sites like the Statue of Liberty and the NYC skyline that can only be seen at sea! The view was so amazing, I couldn’t stop taking photos. They host a variety of sailing programs for kids ages 7-17, from STEM courses to junior racing series! Kids can learn to sail for the first time, or further their existing skills to become a future skipper.
Neither Ryder nor I had sailed previously, so our instructor gave us an extensive course on first time sailing while we were on the water, and then let us learn hands on immediately. Ryder was in charge of steering the vessel, which was the coolest thing ever for him; and I was in charge of opening and closing the front sail, along with other guest sailors on our boat!
Our sailing lesson lasted for about an hour, but it’s definitely something Ryder wants to pursue, as he hasn’t stopped talking about it. I think it would be amazing for him to learn to sail at such a young age, and with lessons available right after school, its the ultimate after school activity. He’s such a nature boy, and this is totally up his alley!
North Cove Sailing offers family 2-hour sails everyday, with specials on the weekends, for just $75/adult and $25/child. The kids after school sailing is offered every Tuesday from 3:30-5:30 pm, until the end of October. You can find out more on this program HERE!