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July 27, 2019

Clearwater Sail 8:45am-12pm (July 27, 2019 8:45 am - 12:00 pm)

2011 10 18 14 45 54 659

 

Clearwater sails rain or shine, and so will we!

Departing from Riverfront Park

Please arrive no later than 8:45 am.

Join us aboard an authentic working Tall Ship – the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. This three-hour sail on the beautiful Hudson River will include dockside orientation before departure, Clearwater's history, wildlife observation, education, even a chance at steering the ship. Music by the crew and sing-a-longs. Refreshments available at the dock.
Clearwater is a 106 foot long wooden sailboat, with one 108 foot tall mast. In the 1800's such boats were a common sight on the Hudson and Long Island Sound; now, ships like Clearwater are a rare sight.

This is a benefit for the Rensselaer Land Trust and the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.
Limited 50 tickets, $150/pp.


Purchase your tickets HERE.

You will help to sail her: raising the mainsail and taking a turn at her tiller. The best way to ensure that your sail is enjoyable is to be prepared for what you'll encounter on a real, working tall ship.

There is also an Afternoon Sail 1:45 - 5.


What to Wear:
Clearwater sails rain or shine with the exception of severe weather, so be sure to check the forecast and dress accordingly.
If there's even a small chance of rain, bring rain gear.
If it's cold wear clothing in layers, with a warm coat, sweater, long pants, scarf, and hat.
If the day is warm, bring a light jacket or windbreaker; it's often colder on the water than on land.
If it's sunny, a brimmed hat, high SPF sunscreen, and sunglasses should be worn.
Wear flat, soft-soled shoes. No clogs, flip flops or high heels should be worn onboard.
In any weather, make sure you wear clothing you can easily move around in and don't mind getting dirty.

What to Bring:
Hydration is extremely important while sailing; we strongly suggest bringing a re-useable water bottle.
You will not eat lunch onboard, but are welcome to bring a snack.
If you'd like to bring a camera, you may. It is important to always be aware of what is going on around you and note that there are appropriate times to take photos.

What NOT to Bring:
We encourage you to leave the following items at home:
For the safety of you and your devices, cell phones, iPods, portable music devices, and tablets should not be taken onboard. They are easily broken and can be distracting.
Headphones prevent passengers from hearing important information or directions from the captain and crew.
Backpacks can be bulky and often get in the way.

Bathrooms:
Many of the docks have facilities available on site and you are encouraged to use them before boarding the boat. Clearwater's head, or boat toilet, is rustic; more like an outhouse than a bathroom. There is a barrel of wash water for hand washing on deck.

Safety:
You are in good hands when onboard! Clearwater's professional crew has been selected to combine the talents of a competent sailing team with those of a trained education staff. It is important to listen closely to the captain, crew and to your teachers, and to always follow the basic safety rules outlined at the beginning of your sail.
For answers to other frequently asked questions visit us at www.Clearwater.org

Clearwater Sail 1:45pm-5pm (July 27, 2019 1:45 pm - 5:00 pm)

2011 10 18 14 45 54 659

 

Clearwater sails rain or shine, and so will we!

Departing from Riverfront Park

Please arrive no later than 1:45 pm.

Join us aboard an authentic working Tall Ship – the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. This three-hour sail on the beautiful Hudson River will include dockside orientation before departure, Clearwater's history, wildlife observation, education, even a chance at steering the ship. Music by the crew and sing-a-longs. Refreshments available at the dock.
Clearwater is a 106 foot long wooden sailboat, with one 108 foot tall mast. In the 1800's such boats were a common sight on the Hudson and Long Island Sound; now, ships like Clearwater are a rare sight.

This is a benefit for the Rensselaer Land Trust and the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.
Limited 50 tickets, $150/pp.


Purchase your tickets HERE.

You will help to sail her: raising the mainsail and taking a turn at her tiller. The best way to ensure that your sail is enjoyable is to be prepared for what you'll encounter on a real, working tall ship.

There is also a Morning Sail from 8:45-12.


What to Wear:
Clearwater sails rain or shine with the exception of severe weather, so be sure to check the forecast and dress accordingly.
If there's even a small chance of rain, bring rain gear.
If it's cold wear clothing in layers, with a warm coat, sweater, long pants, scarf, and hat.
If the day is warm, bring a light jacket or windbreaker; it's often colder on the water than on land.
If it's sunny, a brimmed hat, high SPF sunscreen, and sunglasses should be worn.
Wear flat, soft-soled shoes. No clogs, flip flops or high heels should be worn onboard.
In any weather, make sure you wear clothing you can easily move around in and don't mind getting dirty.

What to Bring:
Hydration is extremely important while sailing; we strongly suggest bringing a re-useable water bottle.
You will not eat lunch onboard, but are welcome to bring a snack.
If you'd like to bring a camera, you may. It is important to always be aware of what is going on around you and note that there are appropriate times to take photos.

What NOT to Bring:
We encourage you to leave the following items at home:
For the safety of you and your devices, cell phones, iPods, portable music devices, and tablets should not be taken onboard. They are easily broken and can be distracting.
Headphones prevent passengers from hearing important information or directions from the captain and crew.
Backpacks can be bulky and often get in the way.

Bathrooms:
Many of the docks have facilities available on site and you are encouraged to use them before boarding the boat. Clearwater's head, or boat toilet, is rustic; more like an outhouse than a bathroom. There is a barrel of wash water for hand washing on deck.

Safety:
You are in good hands when onboard! Clearwater's professional crew has been selected to combine the talents of a competent sailing team with those of a trained education staff. It is important to listen closely to the captain, crew and to your teachers, and to always follow the basic safety rules outlined at the beginning of your sail.
For answers to other frequently asked questions visit us at www.Clearwater.org

Invasive Species/Peatland Restoration workday at Wyomanock Center for Sustainability (July 27, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Naturalist Series

Help restore the largest and best example of a calcareous peatland in Rensselaer County. The Wyomanock Center is hosting a volunteer "restoration workday" led by Dr. David Hunt. Following a presentation on the ecological significance of the site, the threats posed by invasive species, and how to identify the target invasives, participants will remove as many of the invasive plants as possible from this special wetland. Wear footwear for wet habitats and bring work gloves. Lunch provided.

Meet at the Wyomanock Center for Sustainable Living; park at the dirt parking area on the north side of Wyomanock Road, about .5 mile west of NY Route 22 in Stephentown.

Register online and for questions, contact David Hunt at 518-279-4124. No charge.

Event can be used as credit toward becoming a Rensselaer Naturalist.

Resources for this outing are listed below and can also be found here along with learning goals.

Invasive Species

Identification Guides

Invasive Plants: Guide to Identification and the Impacts and Control of Common North American Species. 2nd edition. 2013. Kaufman and Kaufman.
Species Profiles at NY Invasives Species Information
Identification Resources at iMapInvasives
Identification Guides at Capital Mohawk PRISM 
Finger Lakes Invasive Species Field Guide 

Information about Invasive Species

Capital Mohawk PRISM (Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management)
Invasive & Nuisance Species (Cornell Cooperative Extension Columbia and Greene Counties)
iMapInvasives New York
New York Invasive Species Research Institute including Best Management Practice Guides
NY Invasives Species Information
Online Guide to Aquatic Invasive Species in Northeastern North America

 

 

 

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