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After more than 3 years of work the complete restoration of the Sloop Woody Guthrie is finally completed and we look forward to serving the public once again. We will once again provide free sailing on the Hudson River to people from all over the world. Please help support the mission that for so many of you has been a wonderful tradition.
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Sun., April 15th 5pm -10pm  Beacon Sloop Club's Annual Woody Dinner. Join the festivities at historic Chalet on the Hudson, 9D, Cold Spring, NY overlooking the river at the foot of Breakneck Mountain. Happy hour 5-6pm. The wonderful Judith Tulloch band will provide music for dining and dancing. Buffet entrées include vegetarian eggplant rollatini, grilled salmon, chicken picada and sliced beef in red wine with mushrooms.  $60.
Info: 845-527-8671 https://bscwoodydinner.brownpapertickets.com/

Thurs., Apr. 12, 7:00 p.m. Restoring the Hudson River's Sloops
Jim Kricker will discuss the materials and techniques employed in restoring Clearwater & The Sloop Woody Guthrie by his team of shipwrights at the Hudson River Maritime Museum's Riverport Wooden Boat School in Kingston NY. Also, Hope on the Hudson, the Restoration of the Clearwater, a documentary film by Jon Bowermaster will be shown.  At the Beacon Sloop Club, 2 Flynn Dr., Beacon (adjacent to the harbor, across from the train station). Free.   (914) 879-1082, (845) 463-4660


Beacon Sloop Club Sail Class begins April 11th and runs for 8 consecutive Wednesdays from 7pm - 9pm. The cost is $50 and includes a learn to sail book. All classes are taught by the Captains of the Sloop Woody Guthrie. Contact Jim Birmingham 201-259-9634
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. 

NY Times article on the BSC
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