Wed18Jul20187:00 pmClipper City At The Battery - Departs from a Slip 2 at the South end of Battery NY
Greetings FBAA Members & Friends,
Be part of it. With masts that are 12 stories high, you'll feel the massive, heroic nature of the boat while enjoying a family-friendly experience. Originally designed for hauling lumber, the Clipper City has a big-ship feel and lifts you high off the water. Six crew members will be hauling on the sails, while you sit back and enjoy wonderful live Jazz Music and great New York craft brew.
With a length of 158 feet with masts rising 120 feet, she can comfortably sail 149 people the most of any passenger sailboat in the United States. You will look up and see sails that are bigger than your house. With 12-story masts, we just fit under Brooklyn Bridge by a few meters. This large sailboat has chest-high railings and provides a big, open deck (100 feet x 30 feet) with benches, hatches and a raised quarter deck where the captain steers. During your journey, we'll fly 5,000 feet of sail. The original Clipper City was built as a lumber schooner just prior to the Civil War. Our Clipper City was rebuilt from the original plans, on loan from the Smithsonian Institution, and recently refurbished.
This is sure to be an awesome time and a fabulous way to kick-back and enjoy all the benefits of a summer evening sail with fellow members & friends. It would be wonderful if you could join us & member, Mark Davidoff.
Hope to see you on board the Clipper City!
Steven V. Gattullo