Youth Racing

This course is suited for highschool students who already know the basics of sailing and/or racing and would like to develop those skills.


What We Do

HRCS trains high-school-aged racing crews and captains to compete against each other in youth racing series held in the late spring and early fall. We will be teaching racing fundamentals, seamanship, leadership and communication skills to stimulate personal development through competition.

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Program Includes

  • Learn the essentials of racing
  • Weekly practices for 3-6 participants per boat
  • Compete against other youth teams in Spring and fall Regattas
  • Become proficient in spinnaker use
  • Lean strategy and tactics then put them into practice out on the water

Skills Taught

  • Sportsmanship
  • Leardersip
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Advanced sail trim for racing
  • Spinnaker use
  • Close-quarters maneuvering under sail



The race class is scheduled during spring and fall seasons according to enrollees' availability.  Contact Program Director Alex Baum, at for more info.

Course Fee

Fees vary based on number of participants, number of practices, and practice duration

Youth Racing Partners


New York Harbor School

Spence School

Avenues:  The World School

Stuyvesant High School

Calhoun School

Regis High School


The HRCS Mission
Hudson River Community Sailing develops leadership and academic success in underserved New York City youth through sailing education and provides maritime education and recreation to the community at large.
HRCS is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

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