Registration Open for Maritime Museum’s Adult Sailing Classes
New for 2022 are more sessions of the popular First Sail introductory class
KINGSTON, N.Y. – The Sailing School at the Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to announce that 2022 adult sailing programs are now open for registration. Adult sailors of all levels will find a variety of on-the-water classes beginning in May 2022.
Popular classes include First Sail, an introductory session aboard the museum’s classic catboat Tidbit, with a US Sailing-certified instructor. No experience is necessary and students will learn hands-on basics as they experience two hours on the beautiful Rondout Creek and Hudson River. More experienced sailors can register for the school’s US Sailing Basic Keelboat, a 21-hour course covering crew operations, heavy weather sailing, and more. Qualified students will have the opportunity for certification following the course. A summary of classes appears below.
First Sail - Offers an introduction to sailing aboard the museum’s classic catboat Tidbit with a US Sailing certified instructor. Learn the basics of sailing and enjoy two hours on the beautiful Rondout Creek and Hudson River. Beginners are welcome, as are experienced sailors. Instructors will customize for the participants in each class.
Adult Keelboat Sailing Series - A three-session series of classes designed for adult students (18 and older) who are new to keelboat sailing or who would like to learn more about keelboat sailing. US Sailing-certified instructors will teach or review the basics of sailing onboard a stable 24-25 foot keelboat. Participants will practice crew skills as well as sailing the boat. Instructor/student ratio is 1:4.
Adult Centerboard Sailing Series - Students in this three-session series of classes sail on the museum’s 14- and 16-foot Capri centerboard sailboats. Students need to be agile and able to move around tender sailboats comfortably. The series is designed for adults with no prior experience and for those with some experience who wish to learn more about sailing centerboard boats. Students will sail with a US Sailing Certified instructor and two other adults.
US Sailing Basic Keelboat – A course open to adult beginning sailors as well as those who are more experienced. This 21-hour class covers a robust curriculum created by US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport. The course will use the "basic keelboat" textbook published by US Sailing and taught primarily on-the-water aboard the school's 24-25 foot stable keel boats. Students will practice on-the-water skills to gain confidence in operating their vessels. At the end of the course, qualified students will have the option of taking the test to qualify for US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification.
Early registration for classes is recommended. Students who register before March 15 can take advantage of last season’s pricing which will increase after that date. Safety is always a priority at the HRMM Sailing School and information about how we are keeping people safe can be found on the school’s website.
Details and registration can be found online at www.hrmm.org/adult-sailing. The school also offers a lineup of classes for youth as well and details can be found at www.hrmm.org/youth-sailing-program. People who have questions are welcome to call the museum at 845-338-0071.
About the HRMM Sailing School
The Sailing School at Hudson River Maritime Museum offers a variety of sailing experiences for youth and adult students. Classes are available for every level of experience and include 1-day introductory sessions, youth groups, and certification opportunities. The school hosts the annual Riverport Women’s Sailing Conference each November and is the only US-Sailing-accredited sailing school in the Hudson Valley. Learn more at www.hrmm.org/sailing-school.
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