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US Sailing Basic Keelboat


Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401

41.918879 -73.980920

County: Ulster
Region: Mid Hudson


  • September 8, 2023, 3:30PM
  • September 11, 2023, 3:30PM
  • September 15, 2023, 3:30PM
  • September 18, 2023, 3:30PM
  • September 22, 2023, 3:30PM
  • September 25, 2023, 3:30PM
  • September 29, 2023, 3:30PM


Event Type Sailing Description US Sailing Basic Keelboat is a 21-hour class takes place on Mondays and Fridays, September 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, and 29, 2023, 3:30 pm- 6:30pm. Students should attend all classes (21 hours). 7 sessions. Taught by US Sailing-Certified instructors and covers many topics which a competent sailor will need to master. Six categories are included: sailing concepts, sailing preparation, first sail, after the first sail, sailing environment, and safety and emergencies. The course will use the "Basic Keelboat" textbook published by the United States Sailing Association, which is included with tuition. The class will be taught primarily on the water, on board the Sailing School keel boats, with some land-based "chalk talks" at the Hudson River Maritime Museum's Wooden Boat School building. Students will practice their on the water skills to gain confidence in operating their vessels. At the end of the course, qualified students will be encouraged to take the test to qualify for the US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification. Organization Hosting the Event Sailing School at Hudson River Maritime Museum Phone Number 8453380071


Advance registration required.
Register by August 29, 2023.

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): 21
Not suitable for children under age 12.

Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
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