Registration Open for Maritime Museum’s Youth Sailing Classes
Courses include introductory sessions, boat building, and STEM-focused experiences
KINGSTON, N.Y. – The Sailing School at the Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to announce that 2022 youth sailing programs are now open for registration. Youth sailors of all levels will have opportunities to get out onto the water as well as learn maritime science during on-shore sessions.
A number of popular classes have returned this year and will offer more sessions. In the Building & Sailing Boats class students will spend time in the wooden boat school as they craft and then launch their own boat into the nearby Rondout Creek. The new Reach/STEM series welcomes beginner sailors with 20 hours of STEM-focused sailing activities. A summary of classes appears below:
Reach/STEM - A new series of classes for youth (age 10-14) welcoming beginning sailors as well as more experienced students. US Sailing-certified instructors provide 20 hours of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) curriculum with hands-on experiences in the real world of sailing.
Building & Sailing Boats – Students (age 10-17) will be introduced to woodworking, boatbuilding and sailing in this 4-day course encompassing a range of STEM-focused skills and activities. Participants will develop skills and experience with cooperation, teamwork, self-confidence, and independence as they learn to build and sail boats.
Introduction to Youth Sailing (Age 6-8) – A new class for students age 6-8 immersing them in the basics of sailing within a nurturing environment where each becomes comfortable and confident aboard sailboats. Young sailors will be safe, have fun, and learn sailing concepts while making new friends and having new experiences.
Youth Sailing Program - Six 1-week youth sailing experiences for students age 9-17. Sessions will run July 11-August 19, 9am-4pm. Sessions are taught by US Sailing-certified instructors and focus on safety, fun and learning. Mixed age groups and experience levels allow experienced students to take on leadership roles. New sailors will learn from instructors and their peers as they proceed at their own pace.
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/youth-sailing-program. The school also offers a lineup of classes for adults and details can be found at www.hrmm.org/adult-sailing. 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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