FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jody Sterling, Sailing School Manager, email@example.com
KINGSTON, N.Y. – The Sailing School at the Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to announce that 2023 youth, family and adult sailing programs are now open for registration.
Youth sailors will find a variety of on-the-water classes beginning in June, 2023.
Parent-Child Sailing Classes, youth ages 5 - 8, with an adult - US Sailing Certified instructors welcome students to sailing in a three-session (nine-hour) class in a comfortable environment, where students feel safe, have fun and learn some sailing basics while making friends and having new experiences.
Introduction to Youth Sailing, ages 6 - 8 - US Sailing Certified instructors welcome students to the world of sailing in a three-session (nine-hour) class in a nurturing environment designed to ensure each student feels comfortable aboard sailboats, is safe, has fun and learns some sailing concepts, while making new friends and having new experiences.
Building & Sailing Boats, ages 10 - 17 - Young people ages 10-17 will be introduced to woodworking, boatbuilding and sailing in this 4-day (28 hour) course encompassing a range of STEM focused skills and activities. Cooperation, teamwork, self-confidence, and independence will be gained as students learn to build and sail boats.
Youth Sailing Program, ages 10 - 17 - US Sailing certified instructors lead six one-week youth sailing experiences, from 9 am to 4 pm, (35-hours) for youth ages ten to seventeen. The focus on safety, fun and learning. Mixed age and experience levels allow experienced students to take on leadership roles. New sailors learn from instructors and their peers and proceed at their own pace.
Scholarships are available. Apply online.
Early Registration is recommended! Sign up early to assure a spot in our youth sailing classes which usually sell out.
For details about classes, scholarships and registration for Youth Sailing School offerings, visit the Sailing School online https://www.hrmm.org/youth-sailing-program.html or call (845) 338-0071.
Adult Sailors will also find a number of course options:
First Sail - Adults will enjoy a relaxing two-hour introduction to sailing on the Rondout Creek and the Hudson River aboard our stable catboat Tidbit. Experienced sailors are also welcome. Adults may also sign up children age 5 and older to join them.
Adult Sailing Series - is a four-session (12-hour) class, designed for adults 18 and older, who are either new to sailing or who have some experience but wish to get out on the water and practice their skills.
US Sailing Basic Keelboat - is an intensive, 21-hour class taught by US Sailing Certified instructors and covers many topics which a competent sailor will need to master. The course will use the Basic Keelboat textbook published by the US Sailing Association, and students who successfully complete the course will be eligible to become certified as Basic Keelboat Sailors through US Sailing.
For details about adult classes and registration, visit the Sailing School online https://www.hrmm.org/adult-sailing.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. 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.
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