ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE
Harness the power of the wind and water when you Set Sail with Equinox Hotel New York and Hudson River Community Sailing this summer.
Located within walking distance from Equinox Hotel New York, enjoy a 2-hour private sailing lesson with your own instructor aboard a beautiful sailboat. These classes are tailored to welcome guests new to the sport and those who have experience to build upon. Experience a new adventure on the Hudson River with views of Hudson Yards, the city skyline, and the Statue of Liberty.
For your sail, the experience comes with two custom-designed Equinox Hotels sailing jackets, designed for both functionality and style. Select from our newest sailing jacket collections during check-in, and set sail in style. If you are looking to purchase a gift, our sailing jackets are also available on our Sleep Shop.
With a $150 food and beverage credit, you can bring light bites and non-alcoholic beverages aboard from our in-room dining menu, and we will prepare it for you to go. You can also opt to use the credit and lounge on the Electric Lemon terrace over food and drinks after your sailing lesson.
Step aboard our one-of-a-kind sailing program and master a new skill.
*Equinox club members and employees, please call 212-812-9200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to redeem your exclusive rate.
* We are sold out of the Classic Navy and 90’s Multicolor sailing jackets in extra small (XS).
- 1-night stay
- 2-hour private sailing lesson
- 2 Equinox Hotels exclusive sailing jacket
- $150 food and beverage credit
Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS) is an award-winning youth development and community sailing nonprofit with locations in Chelsea and Inwood. HRCS has a dual mission: to develop leadership and academic success in underserved New York City youth through partnerships with public schools, and provide maritime education and recreation to the city at large through a diverse and vibrant community sailing center. Last year, HRCS launched an Adaptive Sailing program for youth and adults living with disabilities. Learn more about HRCS at hudsonsailing.org.
– Close-toed shoes with good traction.
– Comfortable sports clothing that can get wet.
– Sun protection (Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen).
– Water bottle.
– Snack (if you’d like).
– Rain jacket, layers, hat, and gloves when appropriate.
– We suggest eating something light prior to departing the dock.
The Pier 66 Boathouse is located at West 26th street, inside the Hudson River Park. We are a 12 minute walk from the Equinox Hotel.
Walking from The Equinox Hotel: through Hudson Yards to 11th Avenue. Walk south on 11th, turn right on 29th street, and walk to the Hudson River. When you reach 29th, cross the West Side Highway into the park, turn left and walk three blocks south. HRCS is located in the grey building labeled “Pier 66 Boathouse”
– By train: Take the C, E, or 1 to 23rd St and walk west. Alternately, take the 7 to Hudson Yards and walk west
– By bus: M23 Bus to Chelsea Piers and walk up to 26th Street.
– By car: There is a parking garage at 25th and 11th, 24th between 10th and 11th, and at Chelsea Piers. There is LIMITED street parking on weekends in the surrounding area.
You will be greeted by one of our friendly staff members who will confirm your reservation. You will then be asked to fill out a liability waiver if you have not already done so. Once the entire group has arrived, you will meet your instructor, get fitted for a lifejacket and proceed to the dock. The HRCS launch (driven by one of our after school program interns) will then take you to your sailboat. Enjoy the sail!
Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early.
There is plenty of dry storage in the cabin of the boat. Storage space in the boathouse is limited, but we will do our best to accommodate you.
The lesson will take place on one of our newest J/80 small performance keelboats. At 26 feet, the J/80 is an ideal platform for beginners and pros alike with an open cockpit and sportboat design.
Check out our Policies page for the specifics of what happens when there is bad weather and if you need to reschedule/cancel.
The minimum age is 5 years old with a minimum weight of 50 lbs
No, participants should be prepared for spray, but we do not plan to swim during any of our programming. HRCS provides US Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices (PFDs) for every lesson participant.
Yes. HRCS is not liable for any lost or damaged goods that you choose to bring aboard.
Yes, however HRCS does not allow alcohol aboard any of its vessels.