An event recap from New York Harbor Regatta organizers:
On Friday, October 4, 2013, the third annual New York Harbor Regatta at Governors Island welcomed more than 700 supporters and raised nearly $300,000 for the New York Harbor Foundation to fund career and technical education, afterschool programs, college readiness, and summer programs for New York Harbor School, New York City’s only public maritime high school.
Notable attendees included NBC’s Willie Geist, former pro Olympic sailor Hannah Swett, actress Gloria Reuben, Captain Gordon Loebl of the U.S. Coast Guard, and Jayni Chase. Corporate teams, passionate sailors, Harbor School students, and NY notables competed on 30 boats in the America’s Cup 12-Metre, Farr 30, and J/24 classes.
Spectators took in the action aboard the luxurious Hornblower Hybrid – enjoying an afternoon of breathtaking NY skyline views, cocktails, light bites and race commentary by NBC’s Willie Geist and Captain Jim Chambers. After the race, sailors, spectators and supporters boarded NY Water Taxis to Governors Island, where they were treated to a sneak peek of the new NY Harbor School MAST Center and then headed to to Governors Beach Club for the Regatta Bash. Party goers danced the night away to live reggae music by Aljam & The Reggaelution Band, toasted the end of summer with Dark ‘n’ Stormies, Brooklyn Brewery Ales, and Cliffton Dry cider and indulged in eats from some of NY’s top restaurants including Grand Central Oyster Bar and Oceana.