COME SAIL WITH US!
Becoming a member of Ferry Sloops offers you the opportunity to experience the Hudson from a sailboat or from its scenic banks, and help support our cause to keep its water cleaner and safer, as well as preserving the natural beauty of its shores.
No experience is required! Members can come just to enjoy the sail, or learn how to crew the boat through basic sail courses offered in the winter months. Experienced, competent sailors are encouraged to further their training on our 22' sloop-rigged Catboat, with the goal of becoming a captain.
Members are encouraged to become active in the organization (e.g. as crew, serve on committees, helping with maintenance, participating at the various festivals and promoting our goals).
As a member of Ferry Sloops, you'll meet lots of new friends, enjoy on-shore social activities and the opportunity to enjoy sailing without the cost or expense of owning a boat.
2022 Membership Options
Full Membership *
$299. Family couple (living in same household)
$349. Family of (3) -- $25 each additional family member
* There are no initiation fees, no fee for member guests (guest donations are greatly appreciated), and under 18 are FREE with a full adult membership.
"Friend of Ferry Sloops" Membership
$50. Single -- entitles individual to (2) sailing trips during the 2022 season. (Unused trips may not be carried over to a following year, refunded, or transferred to another person. Sailing trips do not include passage on annual fundraiser cruises aboard "The Evening Star")
Get a $50 credit when you convert your "friend" membership to a "full" membership. Offer valid only when converting in the same sailing season.
Your affordable yearly (full) membership includes:
Morning, afternoon and evening sunset sails (advance reservations required)
Basic sail training classes
Delicious potluck suppers at monthly meetings
Lectures from local historians, environmental groups and sailing related organizations
Musical entertainment by local folk artists
Discounts on Ferry Sloops concert tickets, fundraiser cruises, special events, merchandise and apparel
Easy access to our boat at a slip
Lifejackets available for member use aboard our boat
Signing up for a sail is easy and it can be done right on your smartphone through our online reservation system. As member sails are scheduled, immediate notification is sent to your email address.
You'll also have access to a members-only discussion forum in Groups.io where all Ferry Sloops news, activities, and announcements are posted.
Your membership dues helps to maintain our boat and supports our mission to encourage people to appreciate and preserve our local waterways through sail training, hands-on crewing, learning about the history of the river and its environment.
Ferry Sloops Incorporated is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, and donations are tax-deductible.
For more information, email our Membership Director.