2024 First Sail

06/08/2024 11:00 AM - 09/28/2024 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

Class Size: 4

REGISTRATION Deadline:  When class is full or 1 week before each class, whichever comes sooner

First Sail 1: Saturday, June 8, 11 am - 1 pm               First Sail 2: Saturday, June 8,  2 pm to 4 pm

First Sail 3: Saturday, June 15, 11 am - 1 pm             First Sail 4: Saturday, June 15, 2 - 4 pm

First Sail 5: Saturday, June 22, 11 am - 1 pm             First Sail 6: Saturday, June 22, 2 - 4 pm                 

First Sail 7: Saturday, June 29, 11 am - 1 pm             First Sail 8: Saturday, June 29, 2 - 4 pm

First Sail 9: Saturday, July 13, 11am - 1 pm               First Sail 10: Saturday, July 13, 2 - 4 pm

First Sail 11: Saturday, July 20, 11 am - 1 pm            First Sail 12: Saturday, July 20, 2 - 4 pm

First Sail 13: Saturday, July 27, 11 am - 1 pm            First Sail 14: Saturday, July 27, 2 - 4 pm

First Sail 15: Saturday, Aug. 3, 11 am - 1 pm             First Sail 16: Saturday, Aug. 3, 2- 4 pm

First Sail 17: Saturday, Aug. 24, 11 am - 1 pm          First Sail 18, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2 - 4 pm

First Sail 19: Saturday, Sept. 7, 11 am - 1 pm           First Sail 20: Saturday, Sept. 7, 2 - 4 pm

First Sail 21: Saturday, Sept. 14, 11 am - 1 pm         First Sail 22: Saturday, Sept. 14, 2 - 4 pm

First Sail 23: Saturday, Sept. 21, 11 am - 1 pm         First Sail 24: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2 - 4 pm

General Public (Age 13+): $70
Member at Individual Level (Age 13+): $67
Member at Household Level & Above (Age 13+): $64

Child (Age 5-12): 20% Discount.  Please email jsterling@hrmm.org and ask for coupon code before you register a child. 

Discounts show up at the end of the registration process. 

**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 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 jsterling@hrmm.org to discuss how we may accommodate you. 

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 www.hrmm.org/sailing-school

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.

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 send an email two hours or more before the start of your First Sail class to cancel your First Sail and offer options for rescheduling. 

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 www.hrmm.org/sailing-school