The Kingston Sailing Club in Kingston NY (KSC) promotes sailboat racing and cruising on the beautiful Hudson River.
KSC is a member of the Hudson River Yacht Racing Association (HRYRA), which comprises six yacht clubs along the river associated with U.S. Sailing.
The racing schedule includes three different series – spring & fall and a “home” series for yachts that do not race in out of town regattas. The races are held on Sundays from May to late October.
KSC also hosts two open regattas: The Maritime Cup Regatta which is part of the HRYRA series of regattas, and the Spinnenweber Cup which recognizes our local heritage.
The club offers a pleasant and challenging racing environment, suitable for both beginners and experienced racers. Racing is open to all boat sizes and designs. Boats are assigned a handicap based on the PHRF ratings system, as administered by HRYRA.
During the racing season from May through October Skippers’ meetings are held every Sunday at 10am at the Hudson River Maritime Museum on the Roundout Creek in Kingston, where the club is based. We invite new skippers and crew to attend. Any yacht is welcome to participate for two race days before full membership is requested.
The club is run by volunteer officers, nominated and elected by the membership. The KSC Board of Officers meet monthly on the first Wednesday of every month and all members are encouraged to attend.
The club collects a nominal membership fee to cover operating expenses. Full membership for skipper & yacht is $125.00 annually. Associate memberships are $25.00.
For upcoming races, cruises, raft-ups and other social events check the Calendar.
Race results are published on this website and also distributed by e-mail.