Sail The Hudson Like Never Before
Commitment to the Environment:
Ophira Sailing is committed to the environment: it’s where we live! Sailing is inherently an environmentally friendly endeavor, in 'style' for the past 7,000 + years. Harnessing the wind to propel a vessel - sailing is an activity that we are proud to be a part of. We continue that environmental theme in our everyday business activity. Using reusable tableware and dishes, responsible recycling and sorting of waste, and clean operation of our vessels.
Ophira Sailing is dedicated to the safety and comfort of our guests. The Ophira crew will work closely with you or your group's coordinator to tailor your Hudson River sailing experience. Whether you are on a romantic excursion for two, an outing with family or friends, or a corporate gathering, our experienced and professional crew will cater to your every need the moment you step on board. Adventure, fun, lasting memories all add up to a trip on Wind Dance.
Ophira Sailing Is:
Master Captain Jeffrey Farber
USCG 50 ton rating
Ophira Sailing was established in 2010 thru a deep passion for all things nautical: sailing, celestial navigation and nautical science. As a young boy, I learned to sail with my younger brother. We spent summers on Long Beach Island, NJ and rented sunfish class boats. Our father taught us the basics during day sailing outings on the weekends and we solo sailed together in Little Egg Harbor, NJ. It was perfect for young sailors, with little current, mostly shallow waters and lots of island to explore.
Over the years, my sailing efforts took a back seat to family responsibilities and a career in mechanical engineering and material science. In 2010, I reconnected with my sailing roots and it's been full speed ahead ever since.
Sailing has become a labor of love, combining my carpentry, engineering and mechanical skills. The challenge of restoring a 1970's sailboat to operate in the 21st century and experiencing open sea sailing has been what's fueled my continued passion for sailing. Today, I realize I started this business so that I could share this experience with others!