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Articles and videos featuring Hudson River Community Sailing programs.


11/17/16 - WindCheck

On Watch - Robert Burke.

7/15/16 - 6sqft

HRCS’ Robert Burke on Teaching City Kids to Sail the Hudson River.

6/5/16 - Fordham Magazine

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

11/10/15 - Windcheck Magazine

Windcheck Magazine feature on our 2015 Sailing for Scholars Gala and Regatta.

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

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

8/20/15 - Sailing Breezes Magazine

The opening of HRCS Uptown in Inwood in Sailing Breezes Magazine.

5/14/15 - The Villager "Student sailing program really floats their boat"

The Villager profiled our Sail Academy spring Boat Launch and Return to River day.

5/5/2015 - WNY

A WNYC feature on our Return to River boat launch.

7/26/11 - 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' programs, especially Sail Academy.

5/5/11 - Sailing Magazine

Sailing magazine's May 2011 issue featured an article about HRCS and how it is the only organization in the country providing accredited programs for underserved urban youth. Check it out here. Thanks to Stacy Szewczyk for the great write up.

6/22/10 - Article by DNAinfo

The reputable news blog DNAinfo did a comprehensive feature story on HRCS this past July.

6/16/10 - Featured In New York Times “City Room”

The New York Times “City Room” blog posted a shot of our legendary instructor Greg Azzaretti taking students from the Brooklyn Boat Works school out on a sail.

7/20/08 - New York Times Feature Article

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

6/2/08 - New York Sun Feature Article

The NY Sun decided to do a piece on our youth sailing programs. This article features an interview with Bill Bahen - the founder of HRCS.


BusinessInsider.com reporter Christina Sterbenz learns the ropes and then sails in a race for the first time.

Student Perspective Video

Jonathan is a former Sail Academy student who is in the process of launching a career in social media-marketing. He put together this video after taking footage over the course of a year.

Watch a student's perspective of HRCS, and learn more about his other work at: jmdmedia.org.

NSHF Recognizes Sail Academy

Hudson River Community Sailing has developed and implemented an accredited after school program, Sail Academy, to teach math and science through sailing. A joint effort with the National Sailing Hall of Fame & Sailing Center is underway to implement the program in public schools.

Featured in Sailing Magazine

Stacy Szewczyk from Hudson River Stories blog spent time with Sail Academy in the Fall and Winter of 2010-11. She interviewed various students and came out on the boats for a sail.

City Island Transit 2014

One of our members made this video of our 8 boat transit to City Island from Pier 66. It's a 20 nautical mile trip taking us past many of NYC's most famous and infamous landmarks. How many can you spot?

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.