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

The Beacon Sloop Club Winter Lecture Series will be held on the 2nd Thursday, Jan. thru May 2015.Please save the dates, 1/8, 2/12, 3/12, 4/9, 5/14.

BSC Winter Lecture - Oil and Gas Transport
Impacts on the Hudson Valley,
Thurs. Apr. 9, 7:oo
pm , at the BSC Clubhouse

BSC Sail Class - 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, when she is relaunched. Class meets once a week on Wednesday evenings, beginning April 15 and finishing on June 3. Classes run from 7 - 9 PM and the total cost including a sailing book is $50. Location: Classes will be held at the Beacon Sloop Club, a wooden shingled building at the river's edge across from the Beacon train station.For more information and to reserve a space, contact Jim Birmingham @ 845-497-3658 or email

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.