First Mates

First Mates 2022

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.


Check back for 2022 dates


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

Registration & Payment

Complete the Registration Form & CYC Junior Activities Waiver, then email both to Members will be billed. Non-member payment can be made by mailing a check to:

Conanicut Yacht Club
P.O. Box 257
Jamestown, RI 02835

Schedule for 2022


Sailing for Beginner's:

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 sail Hunter 140s in larger groups 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

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 for children to experience 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 are 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 is at Fort Getty across from the boat ramp

First Mates Facilities

40 Bay View Drive
Jamestown, RI

Fort Getty
Jamestown, RI


Suzanne Bickford
Member Services