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CUSTOM GROUP OFFERINGS

Interested in building a custom course for your child or group? HRCS will work with you to design a program that meets your needs. Courses are available for all skill-levels. No prior sailing experience required. To start planning, please fill out the form below.

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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Using applied science and math, students enhance their STEM skills through sailing. Most lessons include land-based instruction and an on-water component that gets kids on the Hudson River. In this course students may:

  • Build an anemometer and measure wind speed
  • Learn to navigate the river using charts
  • Measure water quality in the Hudson
  • Monitor oyster growth
  • Catch critters and observe them
  • Learn how to "read" the clouds and predict the weather
  • Design and build a simple boat and test its buoyancy, stability, and speed.
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Learn the Basics

In this introduction to sailing, students learn the basics of operating a 24-foot keelboat as part of a team with an instructor on board. Starting with safety, students develop the ability to steer the boat, control the sails, rig the boat, and tie basic knots.

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Team Building

Students will navigate the Hudson River as part of a 5-student crew on a 24-foot sailboat led by a certified sailing instructor. While on the water, students will rotate through 5 different roles and a variety of maneuvers/activities. The day will culminate with a game or race to challenge their ability to communicate and work as a team.

Pricing

4-5 students per boat
2-hour program
$350 per boat
3-hour program
$500 per boat
4-hour program
$675 per boat

Start a Youth Racing Team or Club

Looking for competition?

Check out the HRCS weekly Youth Racing League. Teams and individuals are welcome to join.

Looking for fun and skill-building?

Start a club that incorporates learning to sail, developing leadership, and STEM.

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Preparing for Your Sail

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