Programs include virtual and COVID-safer in-person classes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KINGSTON, N.Y. – The Sailing School at the Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to announce that 2021 youth sailing programs are now open for registration. The first session is free, virtual, and open to all young people interested in learning more about what the sailing school offers this season. A new feature this year is a course for intermediate youth sailors. Program details can be found online at www.hrmm.org/youth-sailing-program.
Youth Sailors' Zoom Get-Together – A social hour on Zoom. Meet youth sailors, reconnect with friends, and find out what's new for youth sailing in 2021! Moderated by Jody Sterling, Sailing Program Director, this session welcomes new and returning youth sailors to the 2021 season. All are welcome to this free session. April 19, 4:30pm-5:30pm.
Youth sailors will also find a variety of on-the-water classes beginning in May. COVID-safer practices will continue until New York State and local authorities change their directives. Safety practices include small class sizes, outdoor-only activities, and the wearing of masks. On-the-water classes include the following:
Youth Basic Centerboard Boat Sailing – A three-hour class in which US Sailing certified instructors will introduce new sailors to the basics of sailing on a stable centerboard sailboat and teach them how to handle an unexpected capsize safely. This class has no prerequisite. The cost is $55. Two dates available: June 8, 4:00pm-7:00pm, and June 22, 4:00pm-7:00pm.
Youth Centerboard Boat Sailing Clinic - A three-hour class in which a US Sailing certified instructor will review the basics and help students improve their sailing skills. Prerequisite is completion of Youth Basic Centerboard Sailing (above) or its equivalent. The clinic may be taken multiple times. The cost is $50. Three dates available: May 25, 4:00pm-7:00pm. June 1 4:00pm-7:00pm. June 15, 4pm-7pm.
Youth Intermediate Class - A series of six classes that will meet once a week on Thursdays, from 4:00pm-7:00pm on board centerboard sailboats. US Sailing certified instructors will introduce students to various sailing skills and the basics of racing. Prerequisites: Students must have completed at least one week of the Youth Sailing Program or several sailing clinic classes to enroll. Six Thursdays, 4:00pm-7:00pm, starting May 27, 2021. Cost is $200 for the series.
Summer Youth Sailing Program – A one-week youth sailing experience for youth ages nine to 17. Four sessions are available in July and August, and participants attend class from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Sessions are taught by US Sailing certified instructors and focus on safety, fun and learning. Mixed age and experience levels allow seasoned students to take on leadership roles. New sailors learn from instructors and their peers and proceed at their own pace. Four sessions available: July 19-23, July 26-30, August 2-6, August 9-13. Cost is $450 per week.
Museum members are eligible for registration discounts. For details about classes and registration for Youth Sailing School offerings, visit the Sailing School online www.hrmm.org/youth-sailing-program or call 845-338-0071.
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries and related communities. 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.
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