New Yorkers know them well, places like the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the fortifications of Governors Island, yet we don’t get to enjoy our hometown sites and that majestic skyline all too often. Then one day, an opportunity arises that can whisk you away from the concrete jungle’s taxi traffic, sirens, and subway crowds to the serenity of a sailboat on the Hudson River.
Manhattan by Sail, New York Harbor’s fleet of historic schooners, is offering a sail for two aboard Clipper City, New York’s only Tall Ship and one of America’s largest sailing boats in commercial operation today. A recent addition to the fleet and an environmentally low-impact way to tour NYC, the sailboat was rebuilt from the National Archives to resemble the same clipper ships that navigated the harbor centuries ago. The term “tall ship” is no exaggeration; Clipper City is 160 feet long, with masts towering as high as 135 feet off the deck.
The winner can choose from a daytime sail ($78 value), twilight sail ($90 value), or the city lights sail ($78 value). The sail is valid any time from the season’s start on April 24th through mid-October. Clipper City sails daily from Pier 17 at South Street Seaport.
1) Follow us on Twitter and tweet this message (if you already follow us, just tweet!):
“Win a sail for two aboard the Clipper City. Just follow @offManhattan and RT! http://bit.ly/freeSail”
2) Sign up for our email list. (If you’re already a subscriber, you are automatically entered for a chance to win the giveaway.)
You can do both to be entered twice, and tweet once a day to be entered multiple times and increase your chance of winning. Deadline is Thursday, April 1st at 11:59pm EST – a winner will be chosen at random and announced the next day. Good luck!