The Beacon Sloop Club
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From Feudalism to Commuters
Our March Lecture has been postponed one week due to the illness of our speaker. The new date is Thursday, March 28th, 7 pm, at the clubhouse.
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We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

Thur., Mar. 28, 7:00 p.m. The Beacon Sloop Club’s 2018 Winter Lecture Series Presents: From Feudalism to Commuters, 300 Years of Hudson Valley Communities.
Architectural historian James Kelly will illustrate how the great estate communities of the Hudson River Valley developed and evolved, using historic maps, illustrations and photos.Many factors contributed to their development, valuable arable land with access to river shipping and transportation and later the picturesque movement in art, architecture and landscaping. At the Beacon Sloop Clubhouse, 2 Flynn Dr., Beacon (adjacent to the harbor, across from the train station). Free. (845) 463-4660, (914) 879-1082

Sun., April 7, 2-4p.m. Women's Work Benefit Concert for the sloop Woody Guthrie.
Harmony of Sisterhood with all women choruses, Amy Soucy, Colleen Kattau, Goldee Greene, Judy Kass, Lydia Adams Davis, Noga & Pheobe, The B2s with Betty Boomer, Sharleen Leahey, Trouble Sisters and more! Refreshments available. Howland Cultural Center, 477 Beacon, NY Info: (845) 831-4988, Lydia (914) 805-2537, Tickets:

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 Wednesday evenings, beginning April 10th and finishing on May 29th. 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, 2 Flynn Drive, a wooden shingled building at the river’s edge across from the Beacon train station. (8 Weds. Apr. 10 Apr. 17, Apr. 24, May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22, May 29). Info: 201-259-9634,

Apr. 10 Introduction
Apr. 17 Upwind Sailing
Apr. 24 Downwind Sailing
May 1 Anchoring, Mooring and Docking
May 8 Rules of the Road, Aids to Navigation and Charts
May 15 Safety and Emergency
May 22 Weather, Tides and Currents
May 29 Overall Review