In order to ensure the safety of all of our staff and participants, Hudson River Community Sailing will be temporarily suspending all in-person programming as of March 16. Our dedicated staff will be working remotely in order to continue to serve and support our constituents. If you are interested in our Membership program, you can use the link below to sign up for an online Membership Orientation where you will learn about all of the great things HRCS has to offer.
Come be a member of a fantastic sailing community in the greatest city in the world. Our membership is a diverse, inclusive community of people brought together by a love of sailing and the waterfront. We aim to foster a culture of education and development.
Many members volunteer, get involved in our events, and become mentors for students in our Youth Development Programs.
Fun, Inclusive, Social and Skill-building
- HRCS is a sailing center for everyone
- The membership is fun and inclusive
- There are no skill requirements
- Unlimited sailing
- Workshops, get-togethers, picnics, volunteering, all offer social and skill-building opportunities.
Membership supports our youth programs
Membership dues help us maintain our fleet and contribute to other fixed costs which allows us to use the dollars we fundraise to go directly to our youth program Sail Academy, teaching teens leadership, math, and science through sailing.
No prerequisites, but must pass the HRCS written and practical exams. Can book a boat out to go sailing whenever they want.
No experience required. Just log onto the site and sign onto a boat. All the same privileges as a Full Crew, except each time you sail or bring a guest there is a fee.
No experience required. Just log onto the site and sign onto a boat. All sails are free for you.
Young Adult/Senior Discounts - For those 25 and under or over 64 years old.
Family Membership - For an additional $200 fee, bring a family member with you on unlimited sails.
How It Works
Frequently Asked Questions
It's easy, there are 2 steps.
- Attend an Orientation. [click to sign up]
- Fill in the paperwork. [click to fill]
Nope. Skipper-members aboard know how. No experience required for Crew.
Just log in to the site and sign up!
Hanging at the boathouse, aboard the boats, at workshops, social events, volunteering, at the bar next door.
We're an educational organization and our membership is marked by a culture of support and seamanship. Skippers will train you, and we offer low or no-cost lessons with paid staff as well as workshops and other opportunities.
You can bring a maximum of 4 guests at one time. Each individual guest may only come sailing three times in one season
The main season is mid-April to mid-November with limited winter sailing.
Check out the Get Involved page to learn about volunteer opportunities.
There are boats sailing throughout the week and weekend. Weekday evenings and weekends are most popular.
Minimum age is 5. But there are also physical fitness and maturity limits. If your guest is a kid he or she must be strong enough to sit and hold on to something to stay in place and mature enough to do so if told.