The loss of the Riverloft

On the morning of Wednesday, January 18th, we learned that The Riverloft building at 59 N. Front St. was burning. The building, which was recently donated to our community partners and friends at Kite's Nest, also housed all of the Sloop Club's materials and supplies. The fire destroyed the entire building and everything in it. The building was completely demolished by the end of the day. Kite's Nest and The Hudson Sloop Club suffered deep, material losses, but we are so grateful that no one was harmed, and no lives were lost in the fire. We are so saddened for Kite's Nest, whose dreams for the future were deeply invested in their plans for the building and the site at 59 N. Front St. We will do all we can to support them as they begin to imagine new ideas and make plans for the future. Our organizations will continue to work together to rebuild, and grow stronger. In the midst of this disaster, we are so grateful to the firefighters, police, and the first responders who fought the fire throughout the night, morning and into the evening, keeping our community safe. We want to thank the more than one hundred firefighters from Hudson, Greenport, Stottville, Claverack and Catskill who worked so hard to contain and fight this fire, as well as the Mayor, the DPW, the Hudson City Police Department and the State Fire Investigators that spent hours and hours at the building. We also want to thank the many, many community members that reached out to The Hudson Sloop Club throughout the day on Wednesday, and in the past few days to offer their support, we are so grateful to live and work in this amazing community. We are processing and evaluating this loss, connecting with our partners at Kite’s Nest, and throughout this community and we will be in touch with future plans for rebuilding. Thank you for your ongoing generosity and support.  

On the morning of Wednesday, January 18th, we learned that The Riverloft building at 59 N. Front St. was burning. The building, which was recently donated to our community partners and friends at Kite's Nest, also housed all of the Sloop Club's materials and supplies. The fire destroyed the entire building and everything in it. The building was completely demolished by the end of the day. Kite's Nest and The Hudson Sloop Club suffered deep, material losses, but we are so grateful that no one was harmed, and no lives were lost in the fire.

We are so saddened for Kite's Nest, whose dreams for the future were deeply invested in their plans for the building and the site at 59 N. Front St. We will do all we can to support them as they begin to imagine new ideas and make plans for the future. Our organizations will continue to work together to rebuild, and grow stronger.

In the midst of this disaster, we are so grateful to the firefighters, police, and the first responders who fought the fire throughout the night, morning and into the evening, keeping our community safe. We want to thank the more than one hundred firefighters from Hudson, Greenport, Stottville, Claverack and Catskill who worked so hard to contain and fight this fire, as well as the Mayor, the DPW, the Hudson City Police Department and the State Fire Investigators that spent hours and hours at the building.

We also want to thank the many, many community members that reached out to The Hudson Sloop Club throughout the day on Wednesday, and in the past few days to offer their support, we are so grateful to live and work in this amazing community.

We are processing and evaluating this loss, connecting with our partners at Kite’s Nest, and throughout this community and we will be in touch with future plans for rebuilding. Thank you for your ongoing generosity and support.

 

HSC SAILING WRAPPING UP! LAST PROGRAMMING OCT 3TH AND 4TH!

We have had an incredible first season and are going to wrap it up the first weekend in October. Come Sailing with the Hudson Sloop Club! 

The Sloop Club's sailing program comes to a close for the season with community sailing classes on Saturday the 3rd and FREE Community Sailing on Sunday the 4th! 

Classes are open to anyone aged 14 and up, and sliding scale pricing is available! Sunday's one hour sails are FREE, first sail leaves the docks promptly at 2pm and last sail is at 5pm at the public docks at the Hudson Waterfront, open to all ages you just have to be over 50lbs fit our PFDs!

Class descriptions:

Saturday, October 3th:

Saturday Sails, 

2:00-4:00, $40.00: Cruise by the Hudson Lighthouse, Middle Ground Flats and Athens, get a feel for sailing on the Hudson River in this 2-hour sail.

4:30-6:30, $40.00: Cruise by the Hudson Lighthouse, Middle Ground Flats and Athens, get a feel for sailing on the Hudson River in this 2-hour sail.

 

Sunday, October 4th:


Community Sails 2pm - 6pm, Free!! Want access to the Hudson! Join the Hudson Sloop Club for a Free sail at the Hudson waterfront this Sunday. Sails leave the dock at 2:00, 3:30 and 5:00. Donations not mandatory, but accepted.

Email: sloopclubsailing@gmail.com to sign up, or find out more!

www.hudsonsloopclub.org

HSC SAILING CONTINUES! THIS WEEK, TUESDAY SEP 1ST AND FRI SEP 4TH-SUN SEP 6TH!

Looking for something fun to do this week? Come Sailing with the Hudson Sloop Club! 

See flyer below.

The Sloop Club's sailing program comes to a close this month with Intro to Navigating the Hudson and a Two-Hour Sail on Tuesday the 1st and with community sailing classes on Saturday the 5th and FREE Community Sailing on Sunday the 6th! 

Classes are open to anyone aged 14 and up, and sliding scale pricing is available! Sunday's sails are FREE, show up between 2pm and 7pm at the public docks at the Hudson Waterfront!

Class descriptions:

Tuesday, September 1st
Intro to Navigating the Hudson, 5:30pm - Sunset, $20.00** Learn about the characteristics of the Hudson River, and how to safely navigate your boat. Learn how to predict tides and currents, clouds and weather; learn local shallows and bottom substrates and “Rules of the Road” for your boat and commercial traffic on our area of the Hudson River.

Tuesday Sail, 5:30pm - Sunset, $20.00** Cruise by the Hudson Lighthouse, Middle Ground Flats and Athens, get a feel for sailing on the Hudson River in this 2-hour sail.

Saturday, September 5th:
Saturday Sail, 5:30pm - Sunset, $20.00** Cruise by the Hudson Lighthouse, Middle Ground Flats and Athens, get a feel for sailing on the Hudson River in this 2-hour sail.

Four Hour Sailing Basics, 4pm - 8pm, $90.00** Catch the sailing bug? Got the itch to learn more? This four hour sail will show you how to rig a boat, sail at different angles to the wind, maneuver, and introduce you to basic terminology.

Sunday, September 6th:
Community Sails 2pm - 7pm, Free!! Want access to the Hudson! Join the Hudson Sloop Club for a Free sail at the Hudson waterfront the this Sunday. Sails are 2 hours or less. Donations not mandatory, but accepted.

Email: sloopclubsailing@gmail.com to sign up, or find out more!

www.hudsonsloopclub.org

SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015. 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join the Hudson Sloop ClubRiverkeeper and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society on May 9th for a cleanup of Middle Ground Flats! 

 

 

Volunteers have two options to reach the Flats by boat: 

  • RIDE OVER IN A POWER BOATIf you plan on riding over in a power boat, meet at the Hudson City Dock at 9:00 AM for transportation to Middle Ground Flats OR 

  • BRING YOUR OWN CANOE OR KAYAK: If bringing your own kayak or canoe, meet fellow volunteers at the Stockport Creek boat launch at the end of Station Road at 8:30 AM. PFDs are required.  

We ask all Sweep volunteers to wear sturdy shoes or boots, clothing that they can get dirty, and to bring a hat, sunscreen, a reusable water bottle and snacks. This site is suitable for elementary-aged children with proper adult supervision. 

Contact us with any questions!