The Beacon Sloop Club
Protecting the Hudson through
environmental advocacy.
Come Sailing
The Woody will not be sailing this year. After 36 years of serving the public providing free sailing on the Hudson river to thousands of people from all over the world, the Sloop Woody Guthrie is in need of major repairs or replacement. Please help support the mission that for so many of you has been a wonderful tradition.Click here to donate

Sun., June 14, noon-5pm rain or shine BSC STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL. Pete & Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, 1 Flynn Drive,  Beacon, NY  Fresh made strawberry shortcake, strawberry smoothies, chocolate strawberries.  Chris Bowser, of the Hudson River Eel Project, and  Tom Lake will demonstrate smoking and planking of local rainbow trout.   Free samples will be given out to guests, starting at 1pm.  Many free children's activities.  Two solar powered stages with live music. Info: 845) 463-4660, (845) 831-6962

NY Times article on the BSC
Strawberry Festival Click here
The Beacon Sloop Club's pride & joy is the "WOODY GUTHRIE" , a wooden replica of a Hudson River Ferry Sloop. These boats, styled after Dutch designs, plied the Hudson throughout the 18th & 19th centuries.

Launched in 1978, her purpose is to promote the beauty and wonder of the Hudson River by offering free sails to the public and sail training to volunteers. Only by experiencing the power, serenity and sheer glory of this American treasure will we as a people be inspired to cherish and protect it, and thereby ourselves.