After a long absence, recreational sailing—and racing—is back and alive and well in the harbor. Every Tuesday and Wednesday night, from May through October, about 100 sailors gather to race a fleet of J/24s. Just a few short miles away from 8,000,000 other people, it’s the best secret in New York. We sail between Ellis Island and Governors Island with the Statue of Liberty to the south and the towers of Manhattan to the north. It’s best not to get distracted by the sights; in addition to 25 boats on the line, we also have the Staten Island Ferry, the Circle Line, and the occasional tug and barge to contend with.