The Kingston Sailing Club (KSC) promotes sailboat racing and cruising and hosts a varied program of sailboat racing on the Hudson River off Kingston as well as a number of cruising and social events for its members.
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 on June 1st & 2nd, 2013, which is part of the HRYRA series of regattas, and the Spinnenweber Cup on August 24th & 25th, 2013.
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. As a minimum, one Jib & Main (JAM) and one Spinnaker (SPIN) fleet are established for each series. 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 under the KSC tent at the Hudson River Maritime Museum on the Roundout 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 flag 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, including the purchase of club equipment for the conduct of races. Full membership for skipper & yacht is $125.00 annually. Associate membership, open to crew and other interested parties, is $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.