About City Sail

City Sail opens the Hudson river to Jersey City youth through a free five-week sailing and swimming program. Youth learn the basics of sailing on the Hudson river and take an introductory course in swimming technique at a local university. Youth compete to earn prizes along the way by learning to tie knots, passing tests on sailing terminology, and using real-life sailing skills on the water. The program culminates in a three-day sailing trip on Long Island Sound at the end of the summer.

City Sail by the Numbers


local middle and high school students participated in City Sail in 2016.


boat rides offered.


hours were donated by sailors and volunteers to serve youth in City Sail.

Volunteer with City Sail

If you’re a sailor in Jersey City and want to make a difference, contact alex@newcitykids.org for¬†information about sailing with City Sail.