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Clearwater Announces 2012 Fall Sail Schedule Now Booking Sails for the Fall Season

  |   August 18, 2012  |  Comment

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 [email protected]. Clearwater members receive a special discount when public booking sails.


About Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

Inspiring, educating  and activating millions of people for over 40 years, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has been at the forefront of the environmental movement as champion of the Hudson River, working to pass landmark legislation like the Clean Water Act, providing innovative educational programs, environmental advocacy, and musical celebrations, including the renowned annual Clearwater Festival.  Founded by music legend and environmental activist Pete Seeger, the organization began with the launch of the sloop Clearwater in 1969 —a majestic replica of the sloops that sailed the Hudson in the 18th and 19th centuries. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 106-foot-long sloop is among the first vessels in the U.S. to conduct science-based environmental education aboard a sailing ship, creating the template for environmental education programs around the world. More than half a million young people and hundreds of thousands of adults have experienced their first real look at an estuary’s ecosystem aboard Clearwater. The organization’s strong connection to youth, environmental education, and its agenda to create the next generation of environmental leaders, are all part of building and strengthening a Green Cities Initiative for a green economy and a more inclusive and diverse environmental movement. Utilizing the greatest natural resource in the region, the Hudson River, Clearwater has become the grassroots model for producing positive changes to protect our planet. For more information, please visit www.clearwater.org

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