There is a different Captain and crew for each weekday night the Woody sails. If you want to become a crew member, schedule a ride on the Woody and speak to the Captain while on board. You don't need to have any sailing experience, just come down and have some fun learning about the sloop, sailing and enjoying the beautiful  Hudson River.

Monday Night: Captain Patrick

Tuesday Night: Captain Steve

Wednesday Night: Captain Jim

Thursday Night: Captain Tom

Friday Night: Captain Ben
To reserve a sail on the Woody please call Susan Berliner at 845-527-8671.
After 40 years of serving the public providing free sailing on the Hudson river to thousands of people from all over the world and the completion of a 3 year restoration project in 2017, public sails on the Sloop Woody Guthrie are being scheduled for the 2018 sailing season. Please help support the mission that for so many of you has been a wonderful tradition. Click here to donate
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Come Sailing
One of our industrious sailors, Wayne Chernek has been working on building a small sailboat of his own. The pictures below show the result of his labor of love that he named Lil Woody.
Boat details:
Sherpa designed by John Welsford - New Zealand The Backyard Boatbuilder. I modified it to a lapstrake design on the upper planks. It is Okeme Plywood (England) and fiberglassed in /out. Gunwales are ash. I painted it to be similar to the Woody Guthrie Sloop and the tanbark sail is 43 SF. The rig is set up as a balanced lug.