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Hudson River Community Sailing

Life Skills
Chelsea, New York, New York
(52 Reviews)

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 the qualities of character necessary for college and career success. We also serve the broader community through affordable marine education and recreation for individuals, groups, schools, businesses, and families.

Our Mission
Hudson River Community Sailing develops leadership and academic success in underserved New York City youth through sailing education and provides maritime education and recreation to the community at large.

Reviews of Hudson River Community Sailing

(52 Reviews)


Attended: Intro to Sailing: Inwood

The instructors were nice and the class size was intimate and small - lots of one on one time with the different "stations" of the boat! The only thing I would recommend improving is to slow down a little bit at the beginning and give some actual structured "teaching/instruction" about the boat. We rushed through the vocabulary and technical aspect and didn't even get a basic on how sailing "works" until we were basically in the water. Maybe "learn as you do" works for some people but since it was a one-off beginner's lesson I would have expected a little bit more than just a quick overview. The instructors also had some sort of weird competitive "I know more than you do" vibe going on which was weird but they were super fun and nice so no worries about that.

Rosie B.

Attended: Intro to Sailing: Chelsea

I thought this class was very well done. By the time I actually sailed I knew what the terms meant even though at first it seemed like there was too much to comprehend! So enjoyable and fun!


Attended: Intro to Sailing: Inwood

Very small class (two of us, actually) meant very hands-on instruction. I felt like a sailor by the end of the 2 hours!

Samantha F.

Attended: Intro to Sailing: Inwood

This was an anniversary present for my hubby. I am deathly afraid of deep water but I had an amazing time! Make sure you eat beforehand and drink plenty of water!


Attended: Intro to Sailing: Inwood

Great introduction to sailing. Instructor was fun to work with and show the ropes (figuratively and literally).


Attended: Intro to Sailing: Inwood

Loved it. Got a sunburn though. Hurray.

Siri M.

Attended: Weekend US Sailing Basic Keelboat - Chelsea

The class was fantastic--so nice to be sailing across the Hudson on a Spring weekend!

Ileana A.

Attended: Sunset Sailing

Excellent staff, professional and knowledgeable.


Attended: Taste of Sailing

very educational and the instructor was friendly.

Philip H.

Attended: Intro to Sailing: Inwood

It was bad weather-class should have been cancelled. Otherwise it was a good class.

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W 26th & 12th Ave Pier 66 , New York, New York 10001
Hudson River Community Sailing
Chelsea, Manhattan
W 26th & 12th Ave Pier 66
At Hudson River Greenway
New York, New York 10001

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