Parent-Child Sailing Class - Session 2, (1pm - 4pm) July 5, 6, and 7, 2023

07/05/2023 01:00 PM - 07/07/2023 04:00 PM ET


Course: Parent-Child Sailing Class - Session 2
Dates: Wednesday - Friday, July 5 - 7, 2023, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Instructor: TBD
Class Size: 8
Prerequisites: None
Registration Deadline: Friday June 26, 2023

The class introduces students to the basics of sailing in a nurturing environment.This class is for pairs of parents (or grandparents) and their children (grandchildren) ages five to eight.  One parent/grandparent sails with one child to ensure each student feels comfortable aboard sailboats, is safe, has fun and learns some sailing concepts, while making new friends and having new experiences. 

Each class is limited to eight students (four adults and four children) with two US Sailing certified sailing instructors plus one or two skilled teen mentors. 


General Public: $240 per participant.  Please register each child and adult individually. 

Member at Individual Level: $220 per participant.  Please register each child and adult individually, 

Member at Household Level & Above: $200 per participant.  Please register each child and adult individually. 

**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.

Second Week/Sibling Discount: Save 10% on second class if you sign your adult/child pair up for more than one session or if you sign siblings up.    After registering for the first class/first child, email  Jody Sterling, Sailing School Director, at or call her at (845) 399-9229  to get the second week/sibling discount code.

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

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 and lift their legs two feet high to step over lifelines when boarding boats. 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. 

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.

Our youth sailing program runs every day, regardless of the weather. We sail in light rain and a variety of wind conditions. If weather is dangerous, we will stay ashore and do chalk talks,  drills, learning games, etc. 

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 USSailing-accredited sailing school in the Hudson Valley. Learn more at