AdventureSail 2023
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​For the third year in a row, Kingston Sailing Club and The Sailing School at the Hudson River Maritime Museum worked together with local volunteers and organizations to bring girls from underserved communities out for a day of sailing. Safety, fun, connections and learning were the orders of the day.  ​ They welcomed 30 girls and 15 adult mentors to the Kingston waterfront. MentorMe of Ulster County and MyKingstonKids brought girls ranging from  9 to 14 years of age along with adult mentors from communities who haven’t traditionally been involved with sailing in the past. Th ..read more
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Inspiration from Women Sailors
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1y ago
KIRSTEN NEUSHAFER In honor of Women's History Month, let's look at some amazing women sailors. First up is Kirsten Neuschafer, pictured above, sailing her 36' Ocean Race boat Minehaha. Kirsten is a 40-year-old South African who is currently in the lead in the 2022-23 Golden Globe Race.  This edition of the Golden Globe marks the 50th anniversary of the first Solo, Non-Stop,  Around the World Race. Current participants must use yachts and equipment that were available fifty years ago, and must sail on boats between 32 and 36 feet in length, designed prior to 1988. Also sailors ..read more
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Armchair Sailing
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1y ago
If you are into sailing and live in the Northeast, you may be feeling the January doldrums at this time of year.  Most of us finish sailing in September or October and don’t return to the water until May or June, so as of this writing in mid-January, we’re in a long period away from wonderful days on the water. Aside from heading to Florida or the Caribbean, what’s a sailor to do?​ Perhaps you’d be interested in some Armchair Sailing to help you pass the time until Spring? Whether you are a day sailor, cruiser, or racing sailor, publications and the internet can offer much entertainmen ..read more
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YouthBoat is Open for Spring Registration! Register Your Kids Now!
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1y ago
Tuesdays & Thursdays ​February 7th – May 4th 3:30PM–5:30PM At the start of each year the students ask “When will we be finished?” Months later when they launch a boat they created themselves, they experience first hand how a long term investment in a physical process, can culminate into something of value. If you are looking for the perfect after-school activity for the hands-on learner, YouthBoat may be just the thing!  Students ages 11-17 work alongside shipwrights to follow building plans, use tools and materials, and put STEM skills to work as they build a boat in the school ..read more
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Give the Gift of Classes
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1y ago
If you are looking for a holiday gift that will create lasting memories, treat your loved one to a class in woodworking! Sign yourself up to share the experience! Wood and Resin Jewelry Making ​Date: January 10th, 12th, 17th, and 19th Time: 6PM-9PM Instructor Kathy Prisco will be giving a multifaceted class on making jewelry using a variety of techniques over the course of four evenings. The first week Kathy will give demonstrations and students have an opportunity to experiment with a scroll saw, mixing and pouring epoxy resin, and gluing up thin pieces of wood and hand turning wood ..read more
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Wood Carving: Marine & Signboard
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1y ago
Back by popular demand, woodworker, boat builder, and woodcarver Andrew Willner will offer a course of practical and decorative woodcarving using basic carving tools and woodworking skills. This class will take place Friday, December 9, Saturday December 10, Friday December 16  & Saturday December 17. 5:30PM-9:00PM Fridays & 9:00AM-5:00PM Saturdays. This course will demonstrate a variety of carving and woodworking techniques including tool sharpening and maintenance, design, drawing and layout, incised lettering, low and high relief carving, and much more ..read more
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A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats
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1y ago
​ ​ The aphorism "A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats" was first popularized by John F. Kennedy in a speech 1963 and is usually applied to economics. However, let's imagine applications for the concept of a rising tide lifting all boats, or  people, in the maritime universe. If we welcome more boats into our  racing fleet, doesn’t that improve the level of competition? If we invite more people from different backgrounds to come sailing with us, doesn’t that suggest the probability that we'll have a wider range of talents and gifts among sailors on the boat? If we welcome sailor ..read more
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The Heartbeat of HRMM: Our Volunteers
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1y ago
During the past month, the support  of HRMM staff and volunteers who have come out to help the Sailing School with Fall boat work has been inspiring!  Volunteers have cleaned boats and sails, organized equipment, repaired boats, and put away boats for winter.  ​ ​Our fleet consists of two keel boats, two Capri centerboard boats, One Snipe centerboard boat, three 420 centerboard boats, one Catboat (Tidbit), and eight Optimist Pram centerboard boats.  That is a lot of boats to care for! The boats all get a lot of use during the sailing season, with many of the ..read more
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Growing a Community Through Sailing
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1y ago
Reposted from August 23rd, 2022. Thanks to community partnerships, a wonderful event unfolded at the Hudson River Maritime Museum (HRMM) in Kingston, New York and on the Hudson River on Saturday, August 13, 2022.   Fourteen middle school age girls from underserved communities that usually do not have access to waterfront activities and sailing, along with eight adult women mentors, spent a day at the Rondout Creek waterfront and sailing on the Hudson River as part of the National AdventureSail Program, organized by the National Women’s Sailing Association. ​ Participants experience ..read more
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Growing A Community Through Sailing
Hudson River Maritime Museum Blog
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1y ago
Thanks to community partnerships, a wonderful event unfolded at the Hudson River Maritime Museum (HRMM) in Kingston, New York and on the Hudson River on Saturday, August 13, 2022.   Fourteen middle school age girls from underserved communities that usually do not have access to waterfront activities and sailing, along with eight adult women mentors, spent a day at the Rondout Creek waterfront and sailing on the Hudson River as part of the National AdventureSail Program, organized by the National Women’s Sailing Association. ​ Participants experienced the world of sailing for the fi ..read more
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