Bannerman Island Directions
Hudson River Windsurfers is a free yahoo site- ask moderator Ben Kaufman for access.
The "Hudson Valley Windsurfers", aka "River Rats", is a Mid-Hudson Valley NY windsurfing club. They sponsor a Yahoo group for members only: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/hvw/?yguid=121768927 and a member edited wiki site. They sail primarily on the Hudson River from launches in towns such as Cold Spring, NY in the south to Kingston, NY in the north. The club also Organizes member trips to some of the east
coast's best windsurfing locations. They give windsurfing lessons twice
a year at Kingston Point Beach. Both land simulator and on the water
instruction are provided at no charge to members.(Annual club
membership is only $15 and can start the night of the lesson).
For more information or questions please contact
LarryKunz@optonline.net or at 845-849-2292.
Peekskill Riverfront Green, Peekskill, NY
Eastside site. Take route 9 to the Hudson Avenue/RR station exit in
Peekskill and turn downhill towards the river. Cross the railroad tracks and
make the second left towards the railroad station. If you use the boat
ramp, you will be charged $15, but the beach is free. Once you're past the
jetty next to the boat ramp, you're fine. Launch site is just south of Bear Mountain and north of Indian Point at Buchanan.
Cornwall Town Park next to Cornwall Yacht Club, Cornwall, NY
West side site. Town park and boat launch below Cornwall on the Hudson just short of Cornwall YC. Best on NW, N, SE, S. Take 9W south or north and go east towards river at light by Moodna Creek which is between Rte 218(NYMilitary Academy) and the Boat Sales place on 9W. Follow road along Moodna Creek to Cornwall Town Boat Ramp just over RR tracks. After rigging, park over by Yacht Club or chance getting ticket for lack of parking pass. Right across from the Tunnels.
Plum Point at Kowawese Park, New Windsor, NY below Newburgh,NY
West side site. Take 9W north or south, make a turn towards the river between Bowling Time and Toyota dealership into Plum Point & Kowowese Park, go .5 mile straight to river. Launch either to north opening or south end. Drive almost up to the shore on North. Good on SE, S, and N, NW. Wide Bay and great sailing just north of Bannerman’s Island. No Charge.
Tunnels, Cold Spring, NY
North of Cold Spring on east side of the River. Park in riverside dirt pulloff just north of 9D highway tunnel and train tunnel. Rig in parking pulloff, very carefully & quickly cross RR tracks with 60mph trains, and put in across from Cornwall YC. Rocky launch. Best high wind on river...gorge of the Hudson.
Chelsea, Wappingers Falls, NY
East side site. Go to Chelsea Yacht Club on east side of river just north of Newburgh Beacon Bridge and Beacon. Good on SW. Lots of sailboats moored. Limited parking and shoreline. Park in field where they store boats.
Port Ewen Town Beach, Port Ewen
Going north on 9W into Port Ewen on west side of river, as you are leaving town, pass yellow house, make right on Canal Street. Follow this to the water and town park. Best on S.