The Riverport Women’s Sailing Conference will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at the Riverport Wooden Boat School, which is located at the Hudson River Maritime Museum (HRMM) at 50 Rondout Landing in Kingston, NY.

Modeled on the National Women’s Sailing Conference, which has endorsed this project, this women-teaching-women event is a full day of exploration for female sailors from beginner to advanced. The event is expanding this year with classes held at the Riverport Wooden Boat School, the HRMM East Gallery, and museum conference room. Hands-on workshops are paired with classroom theory, history lectures and intimate conversation circles.

Thanks to sponsorship by the Hudson River Maritime Museum, the conference has doubled its class offerings and increased registration to 90 participants this year, including teens. Topics include basic sailing theory, advanced racing techniques, navigation, cruise preparation, boat purchasing, spring boat preparation, marine diesel, electrical, sail care and line management overviews, history lectures, knots and sailor’s fancywork.

Special conference weekend hotel rates are available at Best Western in Kingston (845-338-0400). Mention Riverport Women’s Sailing Conference when reserving. The fee of $65 for HRMM members (Household & above),  $75 for non-members, and $35 for ages 13-19 includes lunch. Optional dinners are available on Friday and Saturday evening. For program information, email Deb Medenbach at To register, log onto