First Mates

First Mates 2020

First Mates is a summer program for our 5-7 year old junior members, member's extended family and guests. Children must be 5 before July 1st to participate. No child under 5 will be accepted to this program as subject matter is geared toward 5 - 7 year olds.

Classes are limited to 10 participants. Members have priority space until May 1. After May 1, non-member guest registrations will be used to fill in the classes. Members who register after May 1st will be accepted on a space available basis.

Member guests can include: grandchildren, nieces, and nephews and other relatives and friends. However, they are considered non-members and will be billed as such as per the CYC bluebook. Grandchildren of members whose parents are not members will be placed on a wait list and have first priority after members' children as space allows. Nieces, nephews and other relatives and house guests will be placed on a wait list and be accepted as space allows after members' children and members' grandchildren.

Registration

Fill out the Registration Form & Junior Activities Waiver, then mail both with a check to:

Conanicut Yacht Club
ATT. Suzanne Bickford
P.O. Box 257
40 Bay View Drive
Jamestown, RI 02835


**If you are unable to download the Registration Form, please email Leah leah@conanicutyachtclub.org **

Dates

June 30 - August 13; one-week sessions that run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am - 12pm

Cost

$100/child/week for members; $125/child/week for non-members.

Sailing for Beginners

June 30 - July 2, July 7 - 9, July 14 – 16, July 28 - 30, August 11 - 13
Sailing is fun! The aim of this class is to help kids feel relaxed and confident in boats and have fun! Children will learn sailing basics in a safe environment. They will be teamed up in pairs or in larger groups and sail in Prams and Hunter 140s with an instructor in each boat. Children will participate in activities related to sailing, seamanship, and the marine environment, including crabbing and net fishing to fill the Junior Sailing fish tank. Breaks for snacks and games will be included each morning.

Drop off for First Mates sailing is in the far end of the junior sailing room (room with a purple floor), which is under the back porch of the main Clubhouse.

SUPs & Kayaking

July 21 – 23 & August 4 - 6
First Mates will take place from Fort Getty, where children will experience stand up paddle boarding and kayaking! Locally owned and operated company, Jamestown Outdoors, will provide boards, kayaks, and instructors for children to learn SUP and kayaking basics. There will also be shore-based instructors for those who would rather explore the shoreline and play in the sand. (Life jackets will be required due to the general swimming inexperience of this age group.) Children should bring the following: water bottle, snack, towel, sunscreen, water, hat, warm layer, anything else they’d like or need for a morning at the beach. 

Drop off for SUPs & Kayaking is at Fort Getty across from the boat ramp

Schedule for 2020

  • Week 1: Sailing for beginners, June 30 - July 2
  • Week 2: Sailing for beginners, July 7 - 9
  • Week 3: Sailing for beginners, July 14 - 16
  • Week 4: SUPs & Kayaking, July 21-23
  • Week 5: Sailing for Beginners, July 28- 30
  • Week 6: SUP's & Kayaking, August 4 - 6
  • Week 7: Sailing for Beginners, August 11 - 13

Registration

Fill out the Registration Form & Junior Activities Waiver, then mail both with a check to:

Conanicut Yacht Club
ATT. Suzanne Bickford
P.O. Box 257
40 Bay View Drive
Jamestown, RI 02835

First Mates Facilities

40 Bay View Drive
Jamestown, RI

Fort Getty
Jamestown, RI

Contact

Suzanne Bickford
Member Services
401-423-1424
office@conanicutyachtclub.org

Registration

Fill out the Registration Form & Junior Activities Waiver, then mail both with a check to:

Conanicut Yacht Club
ATT. Suzanne Bickford
P.O. Box 257
40 Bay View Drive
Jamestown, RI 02835