Now Booking Sails for the Fall Season
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, America’s flagship environmental organization, announces the sloop Clearwater’s Fall 2012 sailing schedule, which can be found as an interactive calendar on the Clearwater’s website at www.clearwater.org/come-sailing/sail-schedule.Groups can book a sail by downloading and submitting an application from the Clearwater website. Individuals can book a sail through the website, or by contacting the Clearwater offices at 845 265-8080, extension 7107.
Since the launch of Clearwater in 1969, more than half a million people have experienced the Hudson River’s estuary ecosystem first hand aboard the sloop. Clearwater’s pioneering ship-based education programs are suitable for groups from fourth grade through college and feature a dockside orientation before departure and opportunities to interact with Hudson River life, participate in a call for “all hands to the halyards” to help hoist the sails, learn about Clearwater’s history and mission, and enjoy music by the crew with sing-a-longs.
Private parties, weddings, team-building sessions, and gatherings onboard Clearwater can be customized to meet each group’s needs, including catered events and hired musicians. The professional captains and crew have experience facilitating a wide variety of special events and will work to ensure that the details of each sail are arranged to perfection.
Clearwater’s sailing season runs from early April through the end of October, casting off from, and returning to numerous sites along the Hudson River from Albany to New York City, New York Harbor and western Long Island Sound. Most sails are three hours long, with 5-hour sails and extended programs also available.
The sloop Clearwater is a nationally-recognized symbol of environmental awareness, providing regionally-based, high quality experiential education opportunities for those who sail on her. Passengers can enjoy the Hudson Valley’s beautiful vistas and historic landmarks from the deck of a majestic 106-foot long replica tall ship, while learning about the Hudson River, its place in American history, and how a grassroots group of volunteers fought to save it.
To book your group sail or for more information, please contact Catherine Stankowski, Sail Program Manager, at (845) 265-8080 x7107 or at SailCoord@Clearwater.org. Clearwater members receive a special discount when public booking sails.