Adult Sailing Series

06/11/2024 04:30 PM - 09/19/2024 06:30 PM ET


Course: Adult Sailing Series 

Class 1 - June 11, 13, 18, 20, 2024; 4:30 - 7:30 pm

Class 2 - July 9, 11, 16, 18, 2024; 4:30 - 7:30 pm

Class 3 - Aug. 6, 8, 13, 15, 2024;  4:30 - 7:30 pm

Class 4 - Aug. 20, 22, 27, 29, 2024; 4:30 - 7:30 pm 

Class 5 - Sept. 10, 12, 17. 19, 2024; 3:30 - 6:30 pm

Instructor: TBA 
Class Size: 8
Prerequisites: None
Registration Deadline: Sept. 3, 2024

This four-session class is designed for adult students (18 and older) who are either new to sailing or who have some experience but would like to get out on the water, practice their skills and learn more about sailing. US Sailing-certified instructors will teach or review the basics of sailing on board a stable 24 or 25 foot keelboat.  Participants will get to practice various crew and skipper skills and will participate in sailing the boat.  People may wish to enroll in multiple sessions of this class. 

This course has a 4:1 student to instructor ratio.


General Public: $ 400; Members at Individual Level: $ 384; Members at Household Level & Above: $ 368

Registration discounts show up at the end of the registration process. 

**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.

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, 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 how we can accomodate you. 

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