Join the World Ocean Festival June 4, 2017
Set sail with the inaugural World Ocean Festival on Sunday, June 4 at 12 noon with Classic Harbor Line aboard Schooner America 2.0 or Schooner Adirondack. The World Ocean Festival is a kick off to The Ocean Conference spear-headed by the UN from June 5-9. This newly established annual conference supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 14, which addresses the conservation and sustainability of the world’s oceans.
The Festival includes the flotilla in New York Harbor, plus day long activities at the World Ocean Festival Village at Gantry Park in Long Island City. Themes addressed in the conference include climate change, fisheries, pollution and rising waters.
Be part of ‘march’ on the water by setting sail with Classic Harbor Line. Schooner Adirondack & Schooner America 2.0 will do the first half of the 10-mile flotilla leg (Pier 64 to the Battery), then sail to the Statue of Liberty and back to Chelsea Piers (12:00pm – 2:00pm). A ticket aboard Adirondack is $52 and includes complimentary beverages. Guests are welcome to bring their own picnic on this sail. A ticket aboard America 2.0 is $108 and includes a gourmet brunch spread plus complimentary beverages.
Schooner America 2.0 is the innovative, eco-friendly hybrid sailing yacht created by Scarano Boat Building. The ‘2.0’ aspect of her construction refers to her cutting-edge construction materials and her propulsion system.
In her ‘engine room’ there is a large battery bank system providing electric propulsion. Peel away her hull and rather than finding heavy fiberglass or steel, there is an extremely light and durable 3-layered composite: a sandwich of cedar over balsa core, laminated with an epoxy resin. Rather than a heavy wooden rig aloft, one finds carbon-fiber masts, booms and gaffs. Together, these strengthening and lightening components of construction, coupled with her modernized power-sourcing, America 2.0 is provided with the ability to move through the water more effortlessly, efficiently and with minimal environmental impact.
Guests aboard either schooner will experience spanning views of Manhattan’s financial district, the One World Trade building, Ellis Island and Governor’s Island, as we sail into New York Harbor for an up close viewing and photo opportunity in front of the Statue of Liberty. Sit back and relax as you take in the sights and enjoy the ambiance of the march! Buy tickets here: Day Sail to Statue of Liberty on Adirondack, or Brunch Aboard Schooner America 2.0.
There will be many photo opportunities throughout this sailing experience. We encourage guests to find Classic Harbor Line on social media and tag us in your photos!
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Located in Manhattan’s prime Chelsea neighborhood at the Chelsea Piers Complex, CHL offers top shelf specialty tours and foodie cruises. Locals appreciate the quality of a CHL boating experience, and tourists “in the know” are aware that Classic Harbor Line is the go-to for an authentic boating trip whether it be a 2-hour sail to the Statue of Liberty, a brunch cruise, or a private charter for a celebration; Guests numbers are kept well below capacity while the food and beverage quality and service is kept very high.