Beacon Sloop Club Sailing Classroom Instruction

Wednesday Evenings, April 13th through May 30th
7 – 9pm

Beacon Sloop Club
2 Red Flynn Drive – Beacon

Learn the basics of sailing in a classroom situation and potentially become a member of the crew on the “Woody Guthrie”, historic wooden replica of a gaff-rigged Hudson River Sloop. Class meets once a week on Wed. evenings, April 11th and finishing on May 30th. Classes run from 7 – 9 pm and the total cost is $50 (includes a textbook for you to keep 8 sessions). All classes will be held at the Beacon Sloop Club, a wooden shingled building at the river’s edge across from the Beacon train station.

8 Wednesdays:

  • Apr. 11 Introduction
  • Apr. 18 Upwind Sailing
  • Apr. 25 Downwind Sailing
  • May 2 Anchoring, Mooring & Docking
  • May 9 Rules of the Road, Aids to Navigation & Charts
  • May 16 Safety and Emergency
  • May 23, Weather
  • May 30 Tides & Currents

Review Reserve a space with Jim Birmingham at (201) 259-9634 or email