Harlem Yacht Club in City Island, NY and Sound Sailing Center have announced a new partnership to get more people out sailing. Sound Sailing will base a solar/electric powered 23-foot Ensign and one larger boat at the club, offering Intro to Sailing and Basic Keelboat lessons. Sound Sailing students and members will be able to use the Ensigns at Harlem Yacht Club or the company’s Norwalk or Mystic locations.
“I started Sound Sailing Center to get more people involved in the sport I love and was fortunate enough to grow up with,” said Martin van Breems, President of Sound Sailing Center. “I applaud Harlem Yacht Club for this partnership to help make sailing affordable and get more people involved in the sport. I know our students and members will love Harlem Yacht Club’s welcoming and low-pressure approach to sailing along with the beautiful facility, and I’m sure many will look into membership at this fine club.”
Harlem Yacht Club and Sound Sailing Center are hosting an Open House at HYC on August 10 from 2-5 pm. SSC will have the new fleet boat, the VAr 37, and their Ensign on display, with free mini lessons offered. The VAr 37 is a new racer/cruiser built by the Hanse Group in Germany. The VAr 37 (a 44 is also available) is based on the Hanse 375, the most popular Hanse ever, and one of the most successful on the racecourse. With a simple deck and interior, she can be delivered in the US for about $140,000. Construction is offshore-suitable, and the gear list includes B&G electronics, a Selden mast, Jefa roller bearing steering, etc.
For more information on Sound Sailing Center or VAr Yachts, visit SoundSailingCenter.com or VArYachts.com or contact Martin van Breems or Teddie Salko at SSCsailing@gmail.com or 203-838-1110. To learn more about Harlem Yacht Club, visit hyc.org.