FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jody Sterling, Sailing School Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
KINGSTON, N.Y. – The Sailing School at the Hudson River Maritime Museum and the Kingston Sailing Club are pleased to announce registration for the Sixth Annual Riverport Women’s Sailing Conference, March 24 - 25, 2023, is now open.
The 2023 Riverport Women’s Sailing Conference (RWSC) is co-sponsored by the Kingston Sailing Club and will be held in person, on land, at the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston, New York. This year’s theme is “A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats.” The RWSC welcomes people who have not traditionally been able to learn to sail into the maritime community and offers them the opportunity to improve their sailing skills. All are welcome to register.
Join us on Friday, March 24, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, for a welcome dinner and Keynote address to be delivered by Captain Stefany Coulter, who will talk about her unique journey in creating a maritime-centered life and her inspirational SailHope program. Located in Catskill, New York, SailHope brings people who normally do not have access to sailing on the water at no cost.
Conference registrants will enjoy a full Saturday of workshops, networking, coffee/light breakfast, lunch, and door prizes. Participants will select four or more workshops on topics including The Science of Sailing; A Women-Focused Museum Gallery Tour; Becoming A Boat Owner; Sailing and Sustainability; Terrestrial Navigation with Charts; Basic Inland Navigation Rules; Coastal and Offshore Passage Planning; Environmental Education and Sail Training; Weather for the Mariner; Outboard Engine Troubleshooting; Diesel Engine Maintenance; Knots & Line Management; Introduction to Racing, Spinnaker Racing, and Double-Handed Racing.
Early Registration is recommended! Sign up early to assure a spot in the conference, which is limited to 75 people and which usually sells out. Tuition ranges from $60 - $85 with an online attendance option for $50.
For details about the conference and online registration , visit the Sailing School at https://www.hrmm.org/riverport-womens-sailing-conference.html or call (845) 338-0071.
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is located along the historic Rondout Creek in downtown Kingston, N.Y. HRMM is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries, and related industries. In addition to extensive collections documenting maritime transportation, industry, recreation, and natural science, the museum offers classes and programs at its Wooden Boat School, Sailing and Rowing School, and aboard its floating classroom, Solaris. The museum is located along the historic Rondout waterfront in downtown Kingston. Visit www.hrmm.org for more information. The Museum opened the Riverport Wooden Boat School in 2016 and the Riverport Sailing School in 2017.
Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries, and related industries.
Become a member and receive benefits like unlimited free museum admission, discounts on classes, programs, and in the museum store, plus invitations to members-only events.
The Hudson River Maritime Museum receives no federal, state, or municipal funding except through competitive, project-based grants. Your donation helps support our mission of education and preservation.