Adult US Sailing Basic Keelboat - Class 2 (4 Saturdays), 11am - 4:15pm, 6/10 - 7/8, 2023

06/10/2023 11:00 AM - 07/08/2023 04:15 PM ET


Course: US Sailing Basic Keelboat - Class 2
Dates: Class 2 takes place on 4 Saturdays, June 10, 17, 24 and July 8, 2023, 11:00am- 4:15pm.  Students should attend all classes (21 hours).  
Instructor: TBD
Class Size: 8 (Student:teacher ratio is 4:1)
Prerequisites: None
Registration Deadline:  June 1, 2023.  

US Sailing Basic Keelboat is a 21-hour class taught by US Sailing-Certified instructors and covers many topics which a competent sailor will need to master.  Six categories are included:  sailing concepts, sailing preparation, first sail, after the first sail, sailing environment, and safety and emergencies. The course will use the "Basic Keelboat" textbook published by the United States Sailing Association, which is included with tuition. The class will be taught primarily on the water, on board the Sailing School keel boats, with some land-based "chalk talks" at the Hudson River Maritime Museum's Wooden Boat School building.  Students will practice their on the water skills to gain confidence in operating their vessels.

At the end of the course, qualified students will be encouraged to take the test to qualify for the US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification.

General Public: $600
Member at Individual Level: $570
Member at Household Level & Above: $540

**Included in this amount is a required materials fee of $50 for US Sailing materials. This covers textbook, testing materials, and 1-year US Sailing membership.

**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.

We wish to accommodate everyone, but participants need to be physically able to participate in our sailing classes. Students will need to walk unassisted down a wobbly dock, lift their legs two feet high to step over lifelines when boarding boats, and be able to lift 25 pounds unassisted. Sailing is a sport and requires some agility and quick reflexes. If you are unsure whether you can handle these physical requirements, please reach out to our Sailing Program Director at to discuss. 

Safety of our students, staff, and volunteers is our top priority. As the date of a class approaches, we will evaluate guidance and restrictions and reach out to our students if there is anything that will affect their experience. We list current COVID guidance and restrictions on the Sailing School's homepage at

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.

Generally, the Sailing School does not cancel classes. We sail in light rain and a variety of wind and weather conditions. We do stay ashore if conditions are dangerous, i.e. squall or thunder and lightning. In the event we cannot sail, we will present relevant topics and activities on land until the weather conditions improve. 

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 year and is the only US-Sailing-accredited sailing school in the Hudson Valley. Learn more at