Free Sails at Shattemuc Yacht Club

Join us to experience sailing on the Hudson River.

Free salis with Ferry Sloops at Shattemuc Yacht Club

Each year, Ferry Sloops proudly participates in the Hudson River Valley Ramble by offering the local community free sails on the Hudson River.

The Hudson River Valley Ramble is an annual event series that celebrates the history, culture and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, as well as the amazing landscape, communities, and trails throughout the region.


Saturday, September 4 (no rain date)


Shattemuc Yacht Club

46 Westerly Rd, Ossining, NY 10562

Map & Directions


10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm.


Guests can sign up at the yellow Ferry Sloops tent beginning at 9:30am for any of the day’s scheduled sail times aboard either "Whimbrel" or "Loon Song". Each sail will be approximately 45 minutes long. The free sails are on a "first come, first served" basis. No reservations will be accepted prior to the sail day.


For the safety of everyone onboard our sailing vessels, the Captains require all guests to show proof of full COVID vaccination and wear a protective mask at all times while on the boat.

Guests can confirm their vaccination status by showing:

- CDC vaccination card (along with a valid government issued photo ID)

- NYS Excelsior Pass


Proof of a negative COVID test result will NOT be accepted. NO exceptions.

All guests must be at least 12 years old, under 18 years old must be accompanied by parent or adult guardian (no exceptions). For safety and boating etiquette, we ask that guests aboard our boats wear boat shoes (docksiders or non-marking sandals) or light-colored soled sneakers only.


Free parking is available on the street (Westerly Road). DO NOT park in the Shattemuc Yacht Club parking lot or the Boathouse Restaurant parking lot.


The boat's captain reserves the right to cancel any or all of the day's sails, if weather conditions make it unsafe for sailing. There is NO rain date.

Since it’s always cooler on the water, bring a light jacket or windbreaker and a hat. Also, don't forget the sunscreen.

Click for Hudson River Valley Ramble website

Click for Shattemuc Yacht Club website