Category Archives: Sailing/Yachting

New Yorker Magazine covers our story on kayak activists

July 23, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD In the July 29th edition of New Yorker Magazine, journalist Nick Paumgarten covered our exclusive story about kayak activists in Midtown forcing the ferry boats docking in Battery Park City to honk … Continue reading

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Human error caused Seaport ferry boat crash

April 9, 2014- BatteryPark.TV has previously reported that the various ferry boat companies serving Downtown are unnecessarily risking lives by having only one human at the helm.

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The Corporate Sailing League

For information, contact Commodore Michael Fortenbaugh at 212-945-6363 or mike@myc.org.  

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Exclusive: Big guns come to the aid of the ferry boat noise nuisance

March 31, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD

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Downtown Boathouse to open at Pier 26 in April

March 13, 2014- Letter from Graeme Birchall, President, Downtown Boathouse Hi Steve, At CB1 Tribeca Committee meeting that was held last night, the Hudson River Park Trust announced that the Downtown Boathouse has won the bid to run the Pier … Continue reading

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Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio at North Cove Marina

Trailer out for “Wolf of Wall Street” filmed all over Downtown September 24, 2012 By Commodore Michael Fortenbaugh Excitement is in the air at Dennis Conner’s North Cove.  In addition to the normal hails of starboard and port, new hails … Continue reading

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Letter to Rep. Nadler about ferry boat horn problem

) To: Celine Mizrahi, Staffer for Rep. Jerrold Naddler Ms. Mizrahi, I received your email as a possible contact in Rep. Nadler’s office. If you are the incorrect contact, would you please forward my note to the correct person. I read … Continue reading

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North Cove’s Arabella arrives in St Thomas

January 14, 2014- Commodore Mike Fortenbaugh is on his annual Caribbean sailing tour. This year, he is commanding their headquarters-slash-sailing-yacht, the Arabella, on the voyage. You can track the ship here. Let’s see if he makes a stop in Colombia … Continue reading

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Boat rides for kids from North Cove Marina

Project City Kids offers free boat rides from North Cove Marina out to Governor’s Island and the Statue of Liberty, free for kids, $10 for adults. Liz Conner interviewed one of the Captains, Richard Dorfman. The boat they use is … Continue reading

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Toy train exhibit at North Cove Marina

December 15, 2013- The William Wallace barge has been converted into a really neat thing for the kids, lasting until December 24th. After missing last year due to Hurricane Sandy, North Cove Marina’s Commodore Michael Fortenbaugh has restarted the tradition … Continue reading

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The end of sailing season

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Record yacht docks at North Cove Marina

June 30, 2013- Commodore Michael Fortenbaugh A new record breaker arrived at Dennis Conner’s North Cove on Friday.  She is the stunning Perini Navi named “Fidelis.”  At 184 feet, she breaks the marina’s previous record of 182 feet. The captain

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Leo DiCaprio boats around North Cove in the Blue Pearl

August 25, 2013- Local resident and actor Leonardo DiCaprio took out Manhattan Sailing Club’s VIP cruiser, the Blue Pearl, Friday. The usual bevy of babes seems to have been missing. Trailer out for “Wolf of Wall Street” filmed all over … Continue reading

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The 2013 New York Grand Prix speedboat race

The 2012 race

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Local sailing expert comments on America’s Cup dangerous new boats

May 10, 2013- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer With the death of an America’s Cup sailor after a capsize in San Francisco, and other crashes like it, we asked our local North Cove Marina sailing expert, Mike Fortenbaugh, some questions. … Continue reading

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Coast Guard responds to letter about boat horn noise

Lenny Kinnear, US Coast Guard Chief Kinnear, I live 100 yards from the World Financial Center terminal. I complained to my Community Board about ferries at the terminal blasting their horns, and the Board forwarded to me your email of … Continue reading

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Another ferry boat crash

August 27, 2013- The NY Post is reporting yet another crash of a ferry boat. This time, it was one carrying tourists to the Statue of liberty. Previously, passenger shuttle ferry boats have crashed in the Seaport and State Island. … Continue reading

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Manhattan Sailing club featured in NY Times video

A NY Times video about a couple who met while sailing was filmed on a Manhattan Sailing School boat.

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NY Post features North Cove Marina

July 7, 2013- The NY Post is reporting, “For one week, it was Manhattan’s most exclusive address. During the Fourth of July holiday, the North Cove marina was awash with a flotilla of luxury yachts, including three vessels more than … Continue reading

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Sailing 7-9-2013

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For a $1,000, you can impress your date on July 4th

July 1, 2013 by Mary Engels For a unique July 4th experience, consider a front row seat aboard the deck of a sailboat. The Shearwater will be taking passengers on board to see the July 4th fireworks display. This classic … Continue reading

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Photos 6-21-2013

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Planet Solar visits North Cove Marina

June 19, 2013- By Michael Fortenbaugh, Commodore of North Cove Marina She looks like a space age prop from a Star Wars movie.  She was the first vessel to circumnavigate the earth using only solar power.  Planet Solar has been turning … Continue reading

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The biggest sailing in class in New York: North Cove Marina

May 1, 2013- By Michael Fortenbaugh, Commodore of North Cove Marina The New York Harbor Sailing Foundation organizes two junior sailing programs from North Cove.  Full details are available on the

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Arabella: new clubhouse for North Cove Marina

Introducing Our New North Cove Clubhouse “Arabella” April 28, 2013-By Mike Fortnebaugh At our Silver Jubilee Annual Dinner, with Dennis Conner, Gary Jobson, Giovanni Soldini and more than 230 members in attendance, Commodore Fortenbaugh stepped to the microphone. In the … Continue reading

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Atlantic Cup winner arrives at North Cove Marina

The North Cove Marina’s new Twitter account just posted this, about the Atlantic Cup “It’s official! @BodaciousDream is the first to cross the #NYC finish line #AtlanticCup “

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Sailing on New York Harbor tonight

The biggest sailing class in New York: North Cove Marina

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Sailing schools at Pier 25

April 30, 2013 By Steven E. Greer For the second year, Pier 25 will be offering sailing classes through the OffShore Sailing School. The mooring capabilities of the Pier were not established until mid-season last year, so they only had … Continue reading

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Kon-Tiki docks at North Cove

April 14, 2013- A replica of the Kon-Tiki balsa wood raft is parked at the North Cove. The original was made by a Norwegian explorer and sailed from Peru to the Raroia atoll in French Polynesia, back in 1947. The … Continue reading

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Eclipse: the largest yacht in the world

Update February 16, 2013 The NY Post covered our story after we alerted them on the 13th, and national CBS ran with it as well. We also alerted the producers at CBS. February 13, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD … Continue reading

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NY Waterway stalling on promised ferry boat engine replacements

January 13, 2013 By Steven E Greer, MD At the January 15th, 2013, CB1 BPC meeting, the NY Waterway ferry company attended to give updates on their promised solutions to address noise and pollution complaints. For decades, the ferries have … Continue reading

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Do these NY Waterway ferries look safe to you?

  Update January 9, 2013 With the crash of the ferry boat at pier 11 of the South Street Seaport, the safety of our ferry boats on the Hudson River slip is once again brought into question (see below). June … Continue reading

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The Krys Ocean Race 2012

In full screen 1080iHD The MOD70 class of tri-hull catamarans raced from Newport to New York Harbor on July 2nd. Winning the race was “Race for Water” skippered by Stève Ravussin. After the race, the crew stayed for the Fourth … Continue reading

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The New York Grand Prix speedboat race 2012

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Another perfect day for sailing on New York Harbor

Best viewed in full screen 1080i HD

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Spring sailboat races

(Viewable in full screen 1080iHD) Liz Conner interviews Manhattan Sailing Club Director Emily Whipple about the Tuesday evening Spring series J24 class races.  

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Alex Thomson’s Hugo Boss solo sailboat trek around the world

In full screen 108i HD July 12, 2012 Hugo Boss has sponsored solo sailor Alex Thomson on his global trek. He took a break in New York Harbor and the North Cove Marina.  

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Photo tour of Pier 25 and the Waterfront Museum

In full screen 1080i HD

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Yachts Slojo, Endless Summer & Boo Too at North Cove

June 29, 2012 by Commodore Michael Fortenbaugh What a show of great mega yachts this spring!  The staff at Dennis Conner’s North Cove has been working overtime to catch the lines, roll out the red carpet and provide excellent customer … Continue reading

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Yachts Bayou & Dulcinea at North Cove

June 28, 2012 By Commodore Michael Fortenbaugh The July 4th time period is always the busiest of the year at Dennis Conner’s North Cove.  Right now, there is an amazing display of beautiful yachts. Bayou is one of the great … Continue reading

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