We have for the first time been listed on the NYC Heritage of Pride website. We are also featured as an event in Thrillist.
Rainbows on the Hudson
We will gather north of the Statue of Liberty starting at 11am and lunch there. We will then line up and head north up the Hudson River and show our colors.
There are three types of Registration
Please register you boat as Captain
If you are a Crew member assigned to a boat please register and indicate the boat to which you are assigned.
Guests may register to try and find space on one of our boats. The best option is to reach out directly to one of our participating captains. All participants are required to donate to The Ali Forney Center.
What to expect
Boats will gather north the Statue of Liberty and south of Ellis Island beginning at 11am on Saturday June 25th and plan to lunch there. When entering that area be sure to be well aware of the security markers (white) and stay clear of the area. (Well depicted on the chart) Depending on sea conditions, boats will either anchor up or request to raft up to an anchored vessels. Two important points....if you allow your guest to swim please put out a line as the current could be can be very strong.....also if you are approaching a raft up, do NOT approach if swimmers are in the water.
TIDE NOTES: Passage from the LI sound is favorable on both Friday and Saturday in the morning. Current changes favorable at hellgate at 8:30am. In both cases you need to be through Hellgate prior till noon.
At approximately 1pm, we will depart the statue and head to the Battery. Once there we will head north up the Hudson river. The tides in the Hudson will be against us headed north to the Intrepid (2.8kts) so will be a slow trip north. We would then like to return to the Battery and round the corner to South Street Seaport before heading to One 15 Brooklyn Marina.
We hope all of you will be able to join us at One15 marina on Saturday for a Cocktail Party and Potluck Dinner (BYOE) at the docks.
STEVE KELLEY @ Skelley1252@gmail.COM
BRIAN SAMULESON @ RAINBOWLANDINGS@CS.COM
NEED COLOR FOR YOUR VESSEL CONTACT US DIRECTLY OR TRY THIS SITE: https://www.rainbowdepot.com/gay-pride-flags
Dockage Available at One 15 Brooklyn Marina
Make your reservation on DOCWA - S/V Michael Leslie staying on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Please let Sam at One15 Marina know You're with KSA
Our Rainbows on the Hudson is in support of the Ali Forney Center which supports homeless LGBT@Q youth.
Please remember your donation to the Ali Forney Center - all participants donate using this link:
NOTE: Many companies provide matching donations.
Knickerbocker Sailing Association
New York, NY