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Sailing "Meet and Greet" .Our biggest event of the season! 120 attended in 2012

Always wanted to sail, but don't know how to get started? Are you interested in either cruising or racing? A boat-owning skipper looking for crew, or crew looking for a sweet ride? Need someone to help get your boat ready? Want to learn Zen and the Art of Boat Maintenance for free? How about having a boat to sail this summer for much less that you would think, with virtually none of the grief? Just want to hang at a cool Yacht Club and meet new people?

City Island Yacht Club... a picturesque, waterfront, private club has allowed me to open it's doors for a limited number of Meetups to non members. It helps to be the Rear Commodore! This is our first big event of the season - where you get to connect with many skippers and crew on a face to face basis. No wallflowers here as everyone gets to work the room, table by table, to talk to skippers and exchange numbers for racing, cruising, you name it.

We attract people with all levels of experience from the curious to circumnavigators. Many have caught their first sail through this event, many are now cruising or on race teams... and a number have found their "sailmate". Let's get this 2013 season started! The restaurant and pub will be available. Details and menu will follow. We can only accommodate 120 people (last year was filled) so I am opening it to my members first. I will then have it posted on other sailing sites and in print. Single groups with an adventure theme from the greater New York area have also been invited. A waiting list will be updated weekly. There will be 50/50 raffle and sunset sails & cruises offered at event too. Rebuild CIYC at

Did I mention there's no admission?

Please RSVP on the Greater New York Sailing Group website.

*Organizers from other sail related groups and interests, that would like to present must contact me first. Priority will be given to those that cross promote events. Contact me for details. Feel free to post this event, but please have people RSVP at

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  • heather t.


    1 · April 21, 2013

  • AlanCIYC

    Captain Steve Card of The New York Sailing Center, City Island, NY
    has graciously offered to raffle off an ASA certification class.
    Go to

    Lucky recipient will get the course of their choice...

    1. Coastal Navigation (ASA 105)
    2. Basic Keelboat/learn-to-sail (ASA 101)
    3. Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103

    2 · April 19, 2013

  • Dianna

    Can't make it this weekend as attending fundraiser for Breezy Point, but hope to make the next Urban Squall.

    April 15, 2013

  • AlanCIYC

    You MUST register at to be on the main list. Go on the waiting list or might not be admitted. Last year everyone on the waiting list was able to get in. This year we might have to turn away at the door.

    April 12, 2013

  • heather t.

    I would like to try something new

    April 7, 2013

  • Ellen Reilly B.

    Should be a really great nite.. the Silent Auction for Cruises and Sunset Sails is going to be very very cool!

    April 4, 2013

  • AlanCIYC

    Please call[masked] or email to make reservations for dinner.

    April 4, 2013

  • Dennis

    I love to sail and look forward to meeting new people that share that passion.

    April 2, 2013

  • Ernie B.

    This is a must event for anyone who wants to race or cruise and is looking to meet other sailors and captains.

    March 29, 2013

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