The next best thing to owning your own sailboat is having friends who do. On second thought, I think I have that backwards.
If you dream of sailing along the Hudson on a handsomely restored wooden sailing vessel of the early 1900’s, here’s a chance to make that dream come true.
The Hudson River Historic Boat Restoration and Sailing Society is restoring Eleanor, the last surviving example of a “raceabout” that sailed on the Hudson during the early 1900’s. She was the inspiration of naval architect Clinton Crane, and now is the inspiration of a corps of sailors, craftsmen, preservationists, and dreamers like you and me, who will bring her back from bare bones and have her once again on the water.
Why do I care?
Old sailboats are very special.
The craftsmanship that goes into restoring an old wooden sailboat is even more special.
There are treasures from the past – both tangible and intangible – that should be preserved for the future.
Please take the time to watch the video about this American historical watermark and help hoist a sail.