Program New York, SPTS / HH400 celebration
Here is the definite program of all the activities during our stay in New York. ( admitted to change without further notice)
If there will be any changes in this program, Jan te Siepe or Kiek van den Biesen will notify all participants.
September 2nd Brooklyn
We expect the cargo ship to arrive at 20.00
Discharging starts at 7.00 at finishes at 19.00.
We will discharging at the GMD shipyard.
(Brooklyn Navy Yard, Bldg. #595 63 Flushing Avenue, Unit #276 Brooklyn, NY 11205)
After discharging all ships will go to Atlantic basin. Moorings are reserved . Water and toilets are available.
Sailing on the New Island Sound with several warm welcomes and ceremonies
Passage Hells gate. Latest between 10.00 and 11.00 o’clock ( one hour after slack tide)
Port Washington and Northport would like to welcome us and our ships. We will moor in at the town quayin the middle of the historical centre. There will be a welcome comity, who expect a lot of spectators at the quay.
the fleet will have to part in two, because the little towns do not have enough berth’s. for the whole fleet.
We thank Rob de Roy and Johannes van der Pol who organized this part of the program.
Arrival and welcome at the American Yacht Club in Rye. All small ships moor in front of the yacht club, while the larger ships will anchor at the bouy.
No harbor fees will be charged and free use of the facilities . We thank Volckert van Reesema for making this possible. In the evening a warm welcome at the Yacht Club Clubhouse.
- September 6th
13.30 start of sailing regatta, organized by the American Yacht Club. We are expected to take some of the club members with us, to show them how we use the leeboards and teach them the basics of sailing with leeboards.
18.00 o’clock: start of the yearly Labor day Cook Out Buffet . you can join this buffet for USD 43,= per person. Please make your reservations with
Coordinator of Special Events
American Yacht Club
Phone: 914.967.4800 ext 118
Passage Hells Gate between 13.00 and 14.00 o’clock (flow with low tide)
On this day we all go back to New York to our home port in Atlantic Basin. Once we arrived we will be welcomed by a representative of the Dutch consul.
- September 8th NY 400 Week Opening Ceremony
We will join the Dutch anh American Marine Fleet to enter...
-September 9th (Wednessday)
From Port Washington and Northport the fleet will go to Hempstead Harbour, where we will anchor. We can have dinner at the sea Cliff Yacht Club. Rob de Roy made the reservation.
-September 10th (Thursday)
Passage Hells Gate between 14.30 and 15.30 (at slack tide to Governors Island)
Sailing trip from Hempstead Harbour to Governors Island, where will participate in the opening of the New Island Festival.
The fleet will anchor by Yankee Pier and/or at Pier 101.
3- 5 PM - Arrival & Docking Ships, Yankee Pier
5.15 PM - Arrival AB, Yankee Pier -
5.15 PM - Arrival Reverend Daniel de Meeter 5.30 PM - Music Boat in the water
5.45 - 6.15 PM - Transferring all captains + Partners to Land (from ships via Pier 101)
6 PM - 6.30 PM - Music Boat performs
6.30 PM - 6.35 PM - Meet-and-Greet Leslie Koch & Captains
6.35 PM - Introduction of speakers (AB)
6.40 PM - Welcome by Mrs. Leslie Koch
6.45 PM - Blessing of the Fleet
6.50 PM - Music Boat plays while all say their goodbyes
6.50 PM - 7 PM - All Captains & Ms. Koch move towards the opening event of the New Island Festival
The famous “Oerol Festival” from the Dutch island Terschelling combined forces with summer festival “The Parade” to organize “The New Island Festival”. Governors Island will be renamed into “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”. They will set up nostalgic theatre tents where you can visit a variety of plays and music. Besides this you can watch dance , theater and music performances. These performances can be visited at different locations on Governors island.
There will be several pieces of art to see in some of the Governor’s houses.
The “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” will be full of little bars, restaurants and an old fashioned roundabout. Over 150 artists from Holland and New York will build their own colony of arts during the New Island Festival. In the evening we will set the sails and use the sails as a cinema screen for short movies about historical events in Holland.
- FD regattas
-September 11th (Friday)
Sailing trip to Albany, starting September 14th
Sailing trip imitating Henry Hudson voyage from Manhattan to Albany. The Replica’s Clearwater and Onrust will join us on our journey. The program in Nyack, Peekskill, Cold Spring and Kingston are all organized by our nautical board members Gert Tetteroo and Pauline van Willegenburg.
September 14th, (1st day) from Governors Island to Nyack. (25 mile)
Departure at 11 0’clock (Low Tide) Arrival in Nyack at 17.00 (High Tide 18.26)
Evening program in Nyack
-19.00 Welcoming Ceremony:
comments Joe Scarmato, Commodore, Nyack Boat Club
Welcome, Scott Vanderhoef, Rockland County Executive
Proclamation, Rockland County Legislature: Bob Jackson, County Legislator
Strike Colors 19.07
-19.30 Complimentary Barbeque – mingle with locals
Beer by Defiant Brewing, Pearl River, NY
Barbeques Buffalo wings, burgers, grilled corn, salads
The Nyack Boat Club will provide:
Free dockage (space available) MLW 1.5 meters, free mooring and launch service, free showers and free wi-fi
September 15th (2nd day) from Nyack to Peekskill (13 mile)
7:30 -8:30 Complimentary: cold breakfast buffet, coffee, tea, juice
8:45-10:45 Choice of: Car pool to supermarket for provisioning, guided walking tour of Nyack or Scenic excursion to the Dewindt House c. 1700, a nearby, Dutch American house. This tour will pass by “painted ladies” (late 19th century vacation houses) and a well preserved early hamlet.
-Departure at 14.00 0’clock (Low Tide) arrival in Peekskill at 16.30 (High Tide 20.33)
September 15, 2009, 4:30PM – 9:30PM
Public Participation Event – 4:30PM – 6:30PM at Riverfront Green
Meet and Greet / Barge Visits - 4:30PM – 6PM at Riverfront Green
Dignitary Speeches – 6PM – 6:30PM at Riverfront Green
Reception Dinner (by invitation) – 7PM – 9:30PM at Peekskill Yacht Club
Free dockage ( space available) Warm welcome by the community.
September 16th (3th day) from Peekskill to Constitution Island (7 mile)
8:00AM; Bon Voyage at the Riverfront & PYC for 8:30 Departure
Departure at 8.30 (Low Tide) arrival at Constitution Island 10.00 (High Tide 10.30)
All ships will anchor here at a save and designated place.
Warner House is based on this Constitution Island. In the house the community of Cold Spring will organize a welcome for the ships and her crew.
September 17th (4th day) from Constitution Island to Kingston (35 mile)
Departure at 07.00 (Low Tide) arrival in Kingston 13.00 (High Tide 13.00)
The historical waterfront of Kingston is really pretty with al her little bars, restaurants and shops. The boats will moor free of charge at the Cornell building of the Historic Kingston Waterfront Museum. There will be a warm welcome and a dinner in the style of the 16th and 17th century will be prepared for the shipscrews.
Ann (from the museum) would like to show her visitors the Dutch vessels. We assume that this is no problem for the ship owner and her crew.
September 18th (5th day) from Kingston to Catskill (19 mile)
Departure at 10.00 (Low Tide 07.56) arrival at Catskill 14.00 (High Tide 15.00)
Our nautical board member John Stolk is working on this part of the program. He is also working on the activities in Coxsackie and Albany. We will keep you updated.
September 19th (6th day)from Catskill to Coxsackie (9 mile)
Departure at 11.00 (Low Tide 10.00) arrival at Coxsackie 13.00 (High Tide 16.00)
We will anchor off the island . Because the Island is between the anchor place and the fairway, the anchorage will be save and peaceful.
The little village is only a mile away. This is our last day of our journey . Tomorrow we all sail to Albany. There are no activities planned for this evening. Just enjoy this moment of peace. But we would like to have a joined BBQ at the beach. However, everybody has to organize their own food and drinks.
September 20st (7th day)from Coxsackie to Albany (18 mile)
Departure at 11.30 (Low Tide 11.30) arrival Albany 15.30
We plan to use this day to thank all the people in Albany .People like the port authorities, stevedores and the ship agent all reduced their fees to make it affordable to load the ships.
We would like to invite these people on board of the vessels. Our guests will board in Coeymans and need to be picked up with your tender. Our committee member John Stolk, who lives in Albany will organize this day and will provide you with more details.
-18.00 Festivities and welcome at the Town hall of Albany (capital city of New York) by mayor Mr. Jerry Jennings.
There is a lot of publicity around our voyage in Long Island Sound, New York and the Hudson trip. We can expect a lot of interested Americans that will like to talk to you and to visit the boats. Please show the Americans the well known Dutch hospitality, but be aware of the fact that taking visitors on board has to be done with the greatest care.
This program has been put together with great care and with the information of this moment. Changes like places and dates, can occur by of influences out our reach There for this program is submitted to change without notice. The S.P.T.S cannot be hold reasonable for any damage . No rights or damages can be claimed by this program.