On September 16, 2016, New York Harbor Foundation will host the 6th annual New York Harbor Regatta at Governors Island. Hundreds of sailors and supporters from New York City’s media, finance, education, maritime and business communities will convene for a terrific day on the water. While the sailors compete in the J105 and J24/Colgate 26 classes—fans take in the action from the spectator boat and enjoy an afternoon of cocktails, light bites and networking on the water!
Directly following the racing, sailors, spectators and supporters head to Governors Island Beach Club for Dark ‘n Stormies, Fishers Island Oysters, live reggae and specialties from top NYC restaurants at the Regatta Bash on the beach—the ideal way to capture the last bit of summer.
Proceeds directly fund New York Harbor Foundation’s mission: to create and support a diverse network of environmentally literate students, schools and communities working together to restore New York Harbor. New York Harbor School, NYC’s only public high school with a maritime and environmental focus, is the flagship of this region-wide effort; and Billion Oyster Project, which seeks to engage one million public school students in planting one billion live oysters over the next twenty years, is the lead working initiative of the Foundation. Through these important programs, young people are training in the skills that will prepare them for careers related to the marine environment through the restoration of New York Harbor.
September 16, 2016
Regatta proceeds will benefit New York Harbor Foundation, which supports programs for the students of New York Harbor School, New York City’s only public maritime high school.
The Foundation supports maritime education initiatives including Aquaculture, Marine Biology Research, Marine Systems Technology, Ocean Engineering, Scientific Diving and Vessel Operation, as well as college preparatory, summer and after-school programs. These innovative initiatives rely on the vital support of the private sector have received wide acclaim from world leaders in education, business, and environmental advocacy, including President Bill Clinton, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
- First annual event in 2011 drew more than 400 attendees. Attendance increased to more than 650 attendees in 2012.
- Participation from NBC’s Willie Geist and Savannah Guthrie, Martha Stewart, United States Coast Guard, and sailing Olympians and pros including Dawn Riley and Hannah Swett.
- Support from corporate sponsors such as Nautica, Conde Nast, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and Rolex.
- More then 125 million media impressions generated through social media and publications including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg.com, Sail Magazine, New York Magazine, Huffington Post and more.
To learn more about the New York Harbor Regatta, visit nyharborregatta.com.