Introduction to Traditional Rowing

07/09/2022 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM ET


Class: Introduction to Traditional Rowing

Date: Saturday, July 9, 1pm–4pm
Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 9, 2022

Rowing has been pivotal to all working waterfronts for as long as people have taken to the water. Only in the last century was rowing replaced with motors as the main way to move people and goods around harbors and ports. Join us as we return to this tradition with a fun row on the creek.

In this class students will begin their adventure into open boat rowing. The class will begin with on shore instruction covering the basics of rowing traditional boats with time spent on how to ensure a safe outing. The class will then head down to the Rondout creek to launch boats. We will then practice rowing in the vicinity of our waterfront with an instructor close by on the dock or in a safety boat. As skill and time allow we will then go for a short row up the creek and view the Kingston waterfront just as someone may have a century ago, from a boat powered only by its occupants. Boats used for this class are traditional wooden row boats that are 10-14 feet long and hold 1-2 people per boat.

Please contact Becky Sellinger, Wooden Boat School Manager, at with any questions.




General Public: $55

Member at Individual Level: $50

Member at Household Level & Above: $45

**Members must log into the museum website during registration to apply their discount. Please note membership must be current as of the date of the class. Call the museum at 845-338-0071 for questions about membership.

Class Size: 6

Instructor: Wayne Ford

Location: Hudson River Maritime Museum
Wooden Boat School Shop
86 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401

Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be offered for cancellations that occur 30 days or more before a program's registration deadline (if no deadline, the first day of the program). Cancellations between 30 and 7 days will be offered a 50% refund or credit toward another class. Cancellations after the registration deadline or within 7 days of the first day of class (whichever comes first) will not be refunded.