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First Sail


Sailing School at Hudson River Maritime Museum
Hudson River Maritime Museum
Kingston, NY 12401

41.918879 -73.980920

County: Ulster
Region: Mid Hudson


  • September 9, 2023, 11:00AM
  • September 9, 2023, 2:00PM
  • September 16, 2023, 11:00AM
  • September 16, 2023, 2:00PM
  • September 23, 2023, 11:00AM
  • September 23, 2023, 2:00PM
  • September 30, 2023, 11:00AM
  • September 30, 2023, 2:00PM


Event Type Sailing Description 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. Organization Hosting the Event Sailing School at Hudson River Maritime Museum Phone Number 8453380071


Advance registration required.
Register online a minimum of a week before the event.
General Public (Age 13+): $65 Child (Age 5-12): $45

Additional Information

Additional Equipment Required: 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.

Event Duration (hours): 2
Not suitable for children under age 5.

Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
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