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Sail Academy on Today

The Today Show featured HRCS and profiled Sail Academy student Sadia Zaman. In the story, Sadia and youth sailing director Alexe Taylor speak about how Sail Academy is teaching public school students math, science and leadership skills using the sport of sailing.

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Sail Academy on WNBC New York

WNBC joined Sail Academy's 2021 Fall Expedition for this feature on HRCS's transformative youth development program. Hear from students and staff on the program's impact.

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Atmosphere Academy

Sail Academy Inwood partner Atmosphere Academy produced this feature highlighting the impact the HRCS youth development program is having on its students.

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HRCS 10th Anniversary Film

Produced and directed by Danny Wantz, this film highlighted HRCS's programs as the organization celebrated its 10th Anniversary.

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2021 Sailing for Scholars Gala Student Interview with Roland W. Betts

Roland W. Betts, Co-Founder and Chairman of Chelsea Piers, L.P., received our Founder's Awards at the 2021 Sailing for Scholars. He joined Sail Academy graduate Rebecca Jimenez for this conversation.

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HRCS Inwood Expansion

Learn about how the STEM to Stern Campaign powered HRCS's ability to bring sailing, STEM, and on-water accessibility to the community in Inwood.

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2020 Sailing for Scholars Virtual Celebration Student Interview with Tracy Edwards

Tracy Edwards, MBE of the Maiden Factor Foundation, received one of our Founder's Awards at the 2020 Sailing for Scholars. Enjoy this conversation between Tracy and two of our Sail Academy student racers, Kaitlin and Paloma.

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Returning to the River 2020

HRCS pivoted to virtual programming for Sail Academy students, members and Soldiers Under Sail veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this video, students and vets discuss what they missed and why they're glad to be back.

Business Insider visits HRCS reporter Christina Sterbenz learns the ropes and then sails in a race for the first time.

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NY1 Morning Show Feature

NY1 featured HRCS on their morning show. They filmed live from our facility, interviewing our founder Bill Bahen, our Program Director Alex Baum and various other members of our organization.


8/21/19 - The New York Times - A Sailing Lesson on the Hudson, Followed by Nature, History and Good Eats in Inwood

The New York Times highlighted HRCS's Inwood location in its summer Things to do in NYC section.

7/26/11 - The New York Times - Taking a Spin on the Hudson, and Earning Course Credit, Too

The Times wrote an excellent piece about the credit-bearing aspect of HRCS's programs, especially Sail Academy.

7/20/08 - The New York Times - Giving Children Their Sea Legs

The New York Times did a feature on us during our inaugural summer. We have grown significantly since the summer of 2008.

5/2021 - SAIL Magazine - The Kids are Alright

HRCS was the focus of this SAIL Magazine feature on the important role of community sailing centers in building the next generation of sailors and making the sport broadly accessible.

7/20/20 - US Sailing - Debora Abrams-Wright is Leading Comrades-in-arms and More

This feature on HRCS Board Member Debora Abrams-Wright highlights her work with Soldiers Under Sail and the veterans adaptive community.

6/2020 - US Sailing - Adapting to Sailing and Thriving

HRCS Board Member Quemuel Arroyo discusses his involvement with adaptive sailing at HRCS following a spinal cord injury.

9/21/20 - Avenue Magazine - The Power List 2020: Children & Education

Executive Director Robert Burke was recognized by Avenue Magazine for his leadership and role in HRCS's expansion.

5/21/20 - Planet Forward - Sailing Helped Form Environmental and Social Consciousness

Sail Academy alum Max Sano wrote about how his time with HRCS influenced his passion for social and environmental issues.

1/31/20 - TimeOut - The Best Summer Camps NYC Kids Love

Thanks to TimeOut for naming City Sail Camp a summer favorite for NYC kids.

8/2018 - WindCheck - Stonewall Sails Regatta

HRCS teams up annually with the Knickerbocker Sailing Association (KSA) for the Stonewall Sails Regatta. The 2018 event was the LGBTQ+ sailing organization's 15th. Check out this recap of the day.

6/5/16 - Fordham Magazine

Hudson River Community Sailing Helps New York Teens Navigate Their Home Waters and Set Sail for Success.

10/3/15 - NY1 New Yorker of the Week

Executive Director Robert Burke was named New Yorker of the Week by NY1.

8/21/15 - WPIX - City Sail program teaches kids leadership skills and how to navigate the water

The WPIX series "It's a G. Thing" visited City Sail Camp and learned why kids love the summer program.

5/5/2015 - WNYC - Students Set Sail in Handmade Boats

A WNYC feature on our Return to River boat launch.

5/5/11 - Sailing Magazine

Sailing magazine's May 2011 issue featured an article about how HRCS got its start and the impact our youth development program has had since the early days.