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North Cove Marina

Leg 8 | Race 14 | North Cove Marina | United States US

30 May 2014 - 07 Jun 2014

North Cove Marina

The City that never sleeps, New York will be a highlight for the Clipper Race fleet as it sails past the Statue of Liberty to approach the iconic Manhattan skyline. The Big Apple is the state that has it all and will host the fleet for the seventh time in the race’s history. 

For the start of the stopover [30 May] the fleet will be berthed at Liberty Landing Marina, New Jersey until 4 June, where the fleet will change setting to North Cove Marina, Manhattan. 

There are two unique opportunities for you to get a tour of a Clipper 70 race yacht by the crews racing the world: 

Liberty Landing, Tuesday 3, at 4pm - 8pm
North Cove, Thursday 5, 5.45 – 8pm

On Saturday 7 June, bid farewell to the teams as they leave North Cove Marina to race across the Atlantic to Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

1100  Boats slip lines 
1130 Parade of sail 

The matched fleet will parade along the Manhattan shoreline to Governors Island before heading out of the Hudson for a Le Mans start, where the twelve 70-foot yachts will line up and hoist their sails as quickly as possible to steal a march on their competitors to the festivities of Derry-Londonderry.

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Home to some of the world's most recognisable landmarks and attractions, the island of Manhattan packs more legendary icons into one compact area in the whole world.

At 13.4 miles long, 2.3 miles wide and with a population of 1.6 million, it’s a melting pot of cultures with many different ethnic neighbourhoods.

From the traditionally Jewish Lower East Side to Lower Manhattan’s Chinatown, the Upper East Side and the bohemian areas of SoHo and TriBeCa, there is so much to explore.  Edgy and fast paced, each of New York City’s neighbourhoods has its own distinct flavour.

The city’s trendiest quarter is now the Meat Packing District, where not so long ago the streets would have been filled with blood-stained butcher’s aprons. Now you’ll find an array of trendy boutiques, exclusive clubs and the hippest of restaurants - but don’t worry, you can still find steak on the menu!

Discover cultural treasures, outdoor adventures, fantastic shopping, world class cuisine and the must-see’s that no trip to this city would with be without, from the buzz of Times Square and Broadway to the Statue of Liberty.

The city’s iconic skyline is awash with familiar skyscrapers and buildings such as the Empire State Building and Rockerfella Plaza offer great panoramic views until late into the evening. And surprisingly, more than a quarter of the city is covered with parks and open spaces, including Central Park, the urban oasis which offers relaxing surroundings for residents and visitors alike.

If you are a real nature lover and fancy exploring beyond the bustling city, New York State has mountain ranges, thousands of lakes, rivers and streams and hundreds of national parks.

Getting around in New York is an easy affair, with great subway, bus and train links and of course the famous yellow Taxi Cab. Or you can explore by taking one of the many tours on offer.

More than 4,000 food vendors set up on the streets on New York City every day, ready to feed the hungry on-the-go masses with a quick tasty snack. From ice cream sandwiches to dirty water dogs and pork pull buns, there is a whole umbrella of intriguing and delicious culinary delights to match the assortment of nationalities that call the city home.

Famous for its cocktail bars, New York also boasts a variety of wineries, with more than 250 growing over 35 varieties of grapes. Why not uncork New York and swap a Cosmopolitan for a Catawba?