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.
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.
CYC members have priority placement until May 1.
Cost: $75/child/week for members; $100/child/week for non-members.
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.
The child must be 5 years old before the class date. No child under 5 will be accepted to this program as subject matter is geared toward 5 - 7 year olds.
First Mates Sailing
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, net fishing to fill the Junior Sailing fish tank, taking water temperatures, and testing water depth in and around the CYC docks. 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 club house.
First Mates SUPs & Kayaking
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. Children should also bring a few dollars to get a Del’s Lemonade on the last day.
Drop off for SUPs & Kayaking is at Fort Getty across from the boat ramp where Jamestown Outdoors has a stand.
First Mates runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week from 9:00am - 12:00pm.
Schedule for 2020:
- Week 1: July 7, 8, & 9 Sailing
- Week 2: July 14, 15 & 16 SUPs & Kayaking
- Week 3: July 21, 22 & 23 Sailing
- Week 4: July 28, 29 & 30 Sailing
- Week 5: August 4, 5 & 6 SUPs & Kayaking
- Week 6: August 11, 12 & 13 Sailing