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Learning to race is a great way to enhance and hone your sailing skills. Sailboat racing requires commitment, precision, focus, team work, physical strength, and discipline - all in order to maximize your sailboat's performance. Racing a 30'+ cruising boat is often very challenging, as there are many variables that need to be taken into account. Here at Sailors NYC we make the racing experience fun, accessible and educational more than any other program in the area! Our experienced coaches have raced many types of boats: from dinghy boats and small day-sailers all the way up to large competitive racing boats. 


The Sailors NYC Race Team started in 2017, on board Veronica, our O’Day 30’ sailboat - registered with the Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound (YRALIS), PHRF of the Middle Atlantic and US Sailing. In addition to participation in the  Wednesday nights PHRF (Performing Handicap Racing Fleet) races in the NY Harbor, we are usually racing on additional 2-3 races in the area.  Since 2018 we are participating at the Around Long Island Regatta - a 205nm (nautical mile) long race - starting in the NY Harbor and sailing east, around Montauk and ending in Sea Cliff, Long Island. We are looking forward to racing it again in 2020! 

  • The program is led and coached by Nitzan Levy, an experienced racing instructor

  • Learn racing rules, boat performance, advanced trimming, different crew positions, etc.

  • Race a 30' sailboat - O'Day 302 registered with YRALIS (Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound) US Sailing and PHRF-MA (Mid Atlantic)

  • Participate in weekly PHRF races accompanied by an experienced racing coach

  • 2-3 races in other locations (Long Island Sound, Jersey Shore, South Shore etc...) - TBA

  • Race team shirt


Races Scheduled for 2020 Season:

  • Wednesday night PHRF races in the NY Harbor

    • Exact dates - TBA

  • Around Long Island Regatta - July 23-26, 2020

  • Additional weekend races and weekday races - TBA 


  • Participants in this program​ must arrive at Liberty Harbor Marina on Wednesday nights at 5:30pm.

  • Participants must commit to attending AT LEAST 6 races of an 8-weeks series

  • Weekend races are at an additional cost