Sailing: First Sail (04) , 2 pm to 4 pm, Saturday, June 17, 2023

06/17/2023 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM ET


This class is a perfect opportunity to get out onto the Hudson River for a two-hour Introductory Sail aboard the historic Catboat Tidbit with a certified instructor. Participants do not need any sailing experience to sign up, but experienced sailors are also welcome to join us. Learn the basics of sailing and enjoy two hours on the  beautiful Rondout Creek and Hudson River. Instructors will customize for the participants in each class. 

Class Name: First Sail

Date & Time: Saturday, June 17, 2023,  2 pm - 4 pm

Class Size: 4


General Public (Age 13+): $65
Member at Individual Level (Age 13+): $60  
Member at Household Level & Above (Age 13+): $55   

Child (Age 5-12): $45

**Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Children younger than 5 cannot participate in this class.

**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