A happy young sailor on the Hudson River at AdventureSail, August 2021
According to Lea Maxwell in her blog from the website Escape Under Sail, “the lessons learned on the water in a sailboat, no matter what your age, are transformative. When your daughter learns to sail she gains an ocean full of perspective and skills. Lifelines that will be ever in reach as she bravely navigates a world that wrongly and too often whispers pretty instead of smart, optimistic, capable, happy.” Read more here :
Don’t miss the chance to be inspired by the documentary film Maiden, which tells the true story of the all-women crew of Maiden, who completed the Whitbread Around the World Sailing Race in 1989-1990 against all the odds and cracked the glass ceiling for women sailors. The film will be shown in person at the Clearwater Barn at Hudson River Maritime Museum at 7 pm on Wednesday, May 18. Details and registration below.
We are excited to announce "Nuts For Knots": a knot-tying workshop by high wire artist Philippe Petit
Best known as the man who secretly rigged a wire between the towers of the World Trade Center, Philippe Petit has performed on the high wire at majestic sites all over the world, including Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Lincoln Center and Grand Central Station. He personally rigs every wire on which he walks and has thus become a self-taught engineer and master rigger. His life depends on knots.
“Nuts for Knots” will take place on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston, NY. Two workshop time slots are available, either 10AM-11:30AM, or 1:00-2:30PM. Each workshop has a maximum number of 14 participants so sign up soon to reserve your spot! Registration is $20 for individual tickets or two tickets for $35
Staff and volunteers of the Hudson River Maritime Museum's Wooden Boat School and Sailing & Rowing School.
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50 Rondout Landing
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