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City Sail Summer Program

at Hudson River Community Sailing - Chelsea

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Chelsea, Manhattan
W 26th & 12th Ave Pier 66
At Hudson River Greenway
New York, New York 10001
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Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 10 - 15 years old
Average Class Size: 7
Teacher: The HRCS Crew

What you'll learn in this sailing lesson:

Students spend a week as a small crew learning to steer, navigate, control the sails, and calculate speed. They also learn about the Hudson River and its marine environment.  Most importantly they learn about themselves. 

Many schools offer physical education credits for completing this program. Beyond simply learning to sail, students develop leadership, teamwork, communication, and craftsmanship

Program Overview
  • Five students per instructor
  • With school approval, credit in physical education given upon program completion
  • Students may sign up for multiple weeks
  • Grades 5-11, students will be grouped in boats by grade/age
  • From all five boroughs, many different states and countries
  • No prerequisites to join - students do not need any type of sailing, boating, or swimming experience
While some activities are repeated each week in order to develop students skills through repetition (and because we think they are effective), each week truly does offer a whole new set of experiences.  To give a concrete example, the weekly trip alternates each week between southbound (NY Harbor, Statue of Liberty) and northbound (Palisades, George Washington Bridge) due to the switching of the tides.

Daily Schedule:
  • 9:00 am - Assemble to discuss morning lesson/activity and schedule for day
  • 9:30 am - Head out to boats and rig up in preparation for sailing
  • 10:00 am - Out on the water sailing, learning a specific aspect of sailing, taking a trip, racing, or playing a game
  • 12:00 pm - Break for lunch, get some water, and rest out of the sun.  Play games on land and discuss the afternoon lesson/activity
  • 1:00 pm - Back out on the water.  The afternoon is generally more fun, exciting, and relaxed than the morning with a game or race to improve students skills and help them work better as teams.
  • 3:00 pm - Derigging the boats for the day
  • 3:30 pm - Debriefing, discussing what we learned today and what we will learn tomorrow
  • 4:00 pm - Time to head home and rest up for another great day tomorrow
Students will be grouped by level. A student's level will be assessed throughout the program.

Beginner Level: Ever wanted to captain a sail boat? Be totally in control of a fast, fun, and exciting racing boat? Been sailing before but never knew how it worked or what rope to pull? Learn and do all this and more in the Beginner level.

Intermediate Level: As part of the Intermediate level, you can improve your existing skills to make yourself a better sailor and sailboat racer. Understanding how a sail and sailboat work will make you a more skilled sailor. This is your opportunity to race a 24 ft keelboat as part of a team against friends and peers.

Advanced Level: The advanced level is an opportunity for students who already sail at a high level to become top-flight sailors. Work with our best instructors to hone your skills and perfect your technique.

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Refund Policy
For all lessons, not including City Sail: 
To reschedule a lesson with more than 48 hours fore notice, there's a $25 late rescheduling fee. To cancel a lesson or excursion with more than 48 hours fore notice, there's a $25 per person cancellation fee. The 48 hours must be prior to the day on which the sail starts. Lessons rescheduled within 48 hours of the lesson time will incur a fee equal to the price of the lesson. Full refunds are only given in extreme cases on a case by case basis. 

City Sail Cancellation and Rescheduling: 
  1. Rescheduling - A session may be rescheduled prior to 14 days before the start date of the session for a $25 fee per child per session. 
  2. Cancellation - A session may be cancelled and full refund received prior to 30 days before the start date of the session. 
Weather 
  1. Only HRCS can cancel a lesson for weather-related reasons. 
  2. If a lesson is cancelled, HRCS will contact the participants using phone/email in order to notify them and reschedule the lesson. 
  3. Lessons are cancelled if the conditions are deemed unsafe by HRCS. Examples of these conditions are imminent lightning/thunder that will hit our sailing area and winds sustained at 20 knots with gusts above that speed. Rain, cloudiness, and uncomfortable temperatures do not constitute unsafe conditions unless deemed so by an HRCS representative - dress appropriately!
City Sail Program 
Due to limited staff availability there will be no make-ups offered and no price pro-rating.

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Hudson River Community Sailing

Founded in 2007 to serve the urban community, we partner with public middle and high schools to offer credit bearing academic programs, internships, mentoring, and college readiness. Our youth development platform uses sailing, boat operation, and boat building to further academic skills and instill...

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