Junior Sailing

The CYC Jr. Sailing program is open to all juniors including non-members, member guests, friends and relatives.* The program provides a safe and fun environment where youth sailors of all ages and abilities can improve their sailing skills, while learning respect for their fellow sailors, boats and the water. Sportsmanship and respect are of the utmost importance, and it is the instructors' responsibility to engender these qualities among the sailors. The program strives to provide a high level of excellence as well as a variety of boats and classes to instill a lifetime love of the sport of sailing.

Jr. Sailing class placement is based primarily on skill, not age. Sailors must be 8 years old by September 1 the year in which he/she will begin to participate in junior sailing. There are multiple pathways for learning to sail, progressing through the CYC Junior Sailing Program, and becoming a competent sailor. Starting in the beginner class is always recommended as the best place to start learning to sail, regardless of age. Kids who start in the beginner class and go through the recommended class progression often become the most competent, confident, and independent sailors.

Registration for Junior Sailing opens March 20, 2020

How to Register

Guest / Non-member Registration 

While we continue working to enable guest registration on the CYC website, Junior Sailing and Junior Tennis registration will be done through Jot Form. 

GUEST REGISTRATION LINKS:

GUEST PAYMENT

Payment can be made either by check mailed to CYC or by calling the CYC office to make a payment by credit card over the phone.

CYC Members will register through the CYC website, see CYC Member Registration below.

  • NOTE: All non-member juniors participating in CYC’s Junior Sailing Program for any period of time are required to pay an additional $125 limited CYC Junior Membership fee. A non-member junior includes non-member guests, friends, relatives, and grandchildren whose parents are not year round, dues paying members of CYC.
  • If you would like your child(ren) to order lunch at CYC, select the Lunch Account add-on in your registration as an additional option. A $50 deposit/child is required.

We apologize for any inconvenience and will notify you when guest registration through the website is enabled.

CYC Member Registration

  • CYC Members must be logged in to register for Junior Sailing. If you need assistance logging in, email Leah leah@conanicutyachtclub.org 
 

CLICK HERE to download a PDF of all Junior Sailing classes and prices
 

CYC Sailing Facility

40 Bay View Drive
Jamestown, Rhode Island

Contact

Meg Myles
Junior Sailing Program Director
(401) 855-6643
meg@conanicutyachtclub.org

Non-Member/Guest Registration
2020 Junior Sailing Guide

The 2020 guide will be posted when available.

BEGINNERS AGES 8 -12

An introduction to sailing, Beginners will have fun with the basics of sailing – wind directions, parts of the boat, rigging, capsize and recovery, bailing, knots, points of sail, tacking, jibing, towing, and docking, as well as basic boat care. Swimming, games, and knot tying will all be part of this fun-focused introduction to sailing class.

Beginners is offered in 2 week, 4 week and 8 week sessions. 2 week sessions, children attend every morning from 9am - 12pm. 4 and 8 week sessions, children have 2 schedule options. See the grid below for details.

 
BEGINNERS Wk of 6/22 Wk of 6/29 Wk of 7/6 Wk of 7/13 Wk of 7/20 Wk of 7/27 Wk of 8/3 Wk of 8/10
2 WEEK SESSIONS
$405 per session Mon -Fri 9am - 12pm 6/22 -7/3
7/6 - 7/17
7/20 - 7/31
8/3 - 8/14
4 WEEK SESSIONS
$450 per session Mon, Wed, Fri 9am - 12pm 6/22 - 7/17
7/20-8/14
$450 per session Mon, Tue, Thu Mon: 1 - 4pm
Tue/Thu: 9am - 12pm
6/22 - 7/16
7/20 - 8/13

INTERMEDIATES – AGES 8-12

Intermediate sailors will build upon the skills learned as beginners to sail solo in Prams. A combination of fun activities and skill-building drills will be incorporated into the class to develop a love of sailing and confidence in each child. Docking, sail trim, weight distribution, maneuvering, points of sail, getting into and out ‘of irons’ and sailing backwards will all be covered in class.
 
INTERMEDIATE Wk of 6/22 Wk of 6/29 Wk of 7/6 Wk of 7/13 Wk of 7/20 Wk of 7/27 Wk of 8/3 Wk of 8/10
4 WEEK SESSIONS
$480 per session* Tue -Fri 1pm - 4pm 6/23 - 7/17        
        7/21 - 8/14
FOR CYC TENNIS TEAM ONLY:
$365 per session* Tue, Thu, Fri 1pm - 4pm 6/23 - 7/17        
        7/21 - 8/14

ADVANCED INTERMEDIATES

Once comfortable sailing solo, children progress into Adventure Optimist, the next step after Intermediates. Children sail Optimist dinghies and launch from the shore instead of the floating dock. The class will expand on the seamanship and boat handling they have previously learned with lots of "tiller time" in Optimists. Sailors will be on the water in their boats sailing for fun, exploring the Bay, and learning how to sail well in a variety of conditions. Instructors may also introduce racing in a fun, non-traditional way. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own boats.
 
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE Wk of 6/22 Wk of 6/29 Wk of 7/6 Wk of 7/13 Wk of 7/20 Wk of 7/27 Wk of 8/3 Wk of 8/10
ADVENTURE OPTIMIST
4 WEEK SESSIONS
$430 per session* Mon -Thu 1pm - 4pm 6/22 - 7/17        
        7/20 - 8/14
FOR CYC TENNIS TEAM ONLY:
$355 per session* Mon, Tue, Thu 1pm - 4pm 6/22 - 7/17        
        7/20 - 8/14
*$150 charter fee per session for children without their own boat

RECREATIONAL SAILING – AGES 12+

ADVENTURE SAILING – AGES 12+

Adventure Sailing is a class for children who enjoy sailing and just want to enjoy time on the water (but not race) and/or, are new to sailing.
This class uses multiple platforms to cruise around Narragansett Bay- Hunter 140s, O’Pen Bics, Hartley 10’s, J/22s, RS Fevas and anything else that we can find to safely float and sail. Sailors are welcome to bring their own boat to class too!
 

KEEL BOAT CREW TRAINING - AGES 12 +

The goal of this class is to give young sailors a larger sailing platform to sail with friends and become confident and competent sailing a J/22 keelboat. This class is for sailors who are ages 11 or 12 and older. Ideally, children will have sailing experience and understanding of sailing.
 

O'PEN BIC CLASS

This class is intended for sailors who are in Green Fleet Optimist or higher class levels, or Adventure Sailing sailors who can sail by themselves in a variety of wind conditions. Sailors must know how to and be comfortable sailing solo. This class is geared for sailors who LOVE sailing O'Pen Bics and want to 'play' in them a few afternoons a week. 

Additionally, for summer 2020, two RS Fevas will be added to this class for use. Fevas are double-handed boats with an asymmetrical spinnaker. They are SUPER fun! 

O'Pen Bic class will run in two-week sessions. Sailors can choose to join 2, 3, or 4 afternoons a week.
 

LASER & BYTE SAILING

Laser and Byte sailing is a recreational class promoting the fun of sailing Lasers and Bytes. CYC has 2 Lasers with a variety of rig options (4.7, radial, and full rig), as well as a Byte. This is a non-racing class aimed at getting kids excited about sailing these boats by themselves and sometimes with a friend. Kids must weigh at least 90 lbs and be skillful enough to dock the boat without damaging it.
 
RECREATIONAL SAILING Wk of 6/22 Wk of 6/29 Wk of 7/6 Wk of 7/13 Wk of 7/20 Wk of 7/27 Wk of 8/3 Wk of 8/10
ADVENTURE SAILING OPTIONS:
2 WEEK SESSIONS
2 days a week
$160 per session
Mon & Fri 9am - 12pm 6/22 -7/3            
    7/6 - 7/17
    7/20-7/31
    8/3 - 8/14
3 days a week
$230 per session
Tue - Thu 9am - 12pm 6/23 -7/2            
    7/7-7/16
    7/21-7/30
    8/4 - 8/13
5 days a week
$350 per session
Mon - Fri 9am - 12pm 6/22 -7/3            
    7/6 - 7/17
    7/20 - 7/31
    8/3 - 8/14
KEEL BOAT CREW TRAINING
2 WEEK SESSIONS
$290 per session Mon & Fri
Wed
1 - 4pm
9am - 12pm
6/22 -7/3            
    7/6 - 7/17
    7/20 - 7/31
    8/3 - 8/14
O'PEN BIC CLASS
2 WEEK SESSIONS
2 days a week
$160 per session
Mon & Fri 1pm - 4pm 6/22 -7/3            
    7/6 - 7/17
    7/20 - 7/31
    8/3 - 8/14
3 days a week
$230 per session
Tue - Thu 1pm - 4pm 6/23 -7/2            
    7/7 - 7/16
    7/21 - 7/30
    8/4 - 8/13
4 days a week
$300 per session
Mon - Thu 1pm - 4pm 6/22-7/2            
    7/6 - 7/16
    7/20 - 7/30
    8/3 - 8/13
LASER & BYTE SAILING
2 WEEK SESSIONS
$225 boats provided
$200 BYOB
Mon & Fri 1pm - 4pm 7/13 - 7/24 boats provided      
    7/13 - 7/24 BYOB
    7/27 - 8/7 boats provided
7/27 - 8/7 BYOB  

RACING – AGES 10 – 18

GREEN FLEET OPTIMIST TEAM

Green Fleet Opti is for beginning Optimist racers. Sailors who participated in Adventure Optimist in previous years, anyone who is competitive, and/or is interested in starting to race Optimists should join this group. Like any other sport, racing hones skills and mastership of the sport. Instruction encourages fun on the water with sessions that combine racing drills and recreational sailing. Green fleet sailors need to be able to go upwind, tack, jibe, and control their boats in varied wind conditions. The class will teach the fundamentals of racing and racing rules.
 

CYC OPTIMIST RACING TEAM

The CYC Opti Racing Team is for Optimist sailors who have completed at least one season in Green Fleet Optimist and enjoy racing. Racing is also the best way to master the sport of sailing and hone your skills. Sailors should have basic racing skills. Practices will focus on racing drills, advanced boat handling, racing rules, and strategy.
 

GREEN FLEET 420 – AGE 13+

This class is an introduction to sailing and racing Club 420’s (formerly called Apprentice 420). Sailors who are interested in progressing to racing, and those who may be interested in high school and college sailing, should join this class. The class will focus on all aspects of becoming a competent 420 sailor: skippering and crewing, long distance sails, seamanship skills, docking, rules of the road, and introduction to spinnaker and trapeze will be covered in class.

Green fleet 420 is available for participating two or three days a week for 4 or 8 weeks.
 

CYC 420 RACING TEAM

Sailors who have a desire for racing and have demonstrated good, solid boat-handling skills in 420s or other boats, are ready for the CYC 420 Racing Team. Practices will focus on advanced boat handling with trapezes and spinnakers, racing drills, racing rules, and strategy. Skipper/crew teams will be formed by the coach, though requests will be considered. First year 420 racers are not expected to participate in racing on the Bay though may do so if they want to, and can decide on a regatta by regatta basis. Returning 420 racers will be expected to participate in the NBYA Jr Regattas, and will have a slightly modified practice schedule to maximize their time on the water when there is wind. (T, W, Th rigged and ready at 1 until 5 plus some Monday evenings that will be scheduled as the summer progresses.)

RACING Wk of 6/22 Wk of 6/29 Wk of 7/6 Wk of 7/13 Wk of 7/20 Wk of 7/27 Wk of 8/3 Wk of 8/10
GREEN FLEET OPTIMIST TEAM
8 WEEK SESSIONS
$1150 for the season Mon, Wed,  Fri 9am - 4pm 6/22 - 8/14
OPTIMIST RACING TEAM
8 WEEK SESSIONS
$1150 for the season* Tue, Wed, Fri 9am - 4pm 6/23 - 8/14
*$75/session discount if combined with Fleet 420
GREEN FLEET 420
4 WEEK SESSIONS
2 days a week
$500 per session
Mon & Fri 9am - 4pm 6/22 - 7/17        
        7/20 - 8/14
3 days a week
$745 per session
Mon, Thu, Fri 9am - 4pm 6/22 - 7/17        
        7/20 - 8/14
CYC 420 RACING TEAM
8 WEEK SESSIONS
$1,500 for the session* Tue - Thu + NBYA Regattas 9am - 4pm 6/23 - 8/13
*or $1,000 of you bring your own boat

JUNIOR BIG BOAT TEAM

JUNIOR BIG BOAT SAILING TEAM

The JBBT program is aimed at sailors ages 13/14-17 who ideally have some racing experience. The goal is to introduce these sailors to the fun of racing as a team on a big boat, and the new learning curve that big boat sailing offers.

The program will run during the Jr. Sailing sessions – from late June to mid-August. A meeting with parents will be held before the first session.

The Grimes’s One Design 35 will be used for this program. The Wednesday evening NYC series will be used for practice races. There will be one other evening or weekend practice session each week, most likely on Sunday afternoons.

There is limited space available (8-10 sailors maximum). The cost is $100/sailor, and sailors may be asked to buy some sailing gear for themselves to ensure safety and comfort.

Sailors are expected to make a strong commitment to the team, but we understand that other sailing/racing commitments may get in the way occasionally.

On board coaching will be provided. In the event that the weather is inclement, the group will still plan to meet to go over the boat’s systems, different sails, tactics, etc…

APPLICATION & REGISTRATION
Interested junior sailors are encouraged to apply. The contact for the program is Meg Myles; Paul Grimes will be the Program Coordinator.

Registration

Registration opens March 20. Completed Registration Forms are due by May 15, after which time a $50 late fee will be charged. All juniors including non-member guests, friends and relatives are required to pay an additional $125 limited CYC Junior Membership fee.

Optional Fees

$50 Lunch Program Deposit (to draw down) to set up a lunch account (only Limited Junior Sailing members)
$200 per session Optimist charter fee
$30 pinny fee (Racing classes)
$55 per event trailer spot for regattas or $150 for all NBYA regattas
(Green Fleet Optimist, Optimist Racing)

BEGINNERS:

      Add 1 day each week - $ 100 per session
      Add 2 days each week - $ 200 per session
      Add Monday, 1 - 4 pm to Beginner 2 week class - $50

ADD-ON SINGLE WEEK COSTS:

      One Week Beginners - $150
      One Week Intermediates - $140
      One Week Intermediates Tennis Team - $100
      One Week Adventure Optimist - $120
      One Week Adventure Optimist Tennis Team - $95
      One Week Adventure Sailing 2 half days - $90
      One Week Adventure Sailing 3 days - $120
      One Week Adventure Sailing 5 days half days - $200
      One Week O'Pen Bic, 2 days - $90
      One Week O'Pen Bic, 3 days - $120
      One Week O'Pen Bic, 4 days - $160
      One Week Keel Boat Recreational - $160
      Lasers, M/F (boats provided) - $125
      Lasers, M/F (BYOB) - $110

Refund Policy

After June 1, a $25 administrative fee will be assessed, with the balance refunded. If a sailor has attended class(es), the refund will be prorated based on the number of classes attended.

Opening Night

June 19, 6-6:30pm
Opening Night will be held Friday, June 19 from 6-6:30 pm outside of the junior room on the back lawn. It is mandatory for all junior sailing participants. This evening is important for parents and sailors alike. (All children are welcome.) T-shirts for 2020 will be handed out at this time.

Equipment To Bring

All Junior Sailors must bring their own life jacket. Life jackets are to be worn at all times when on a boat, on the water, on the pier, and on the docks.

ADDITIONALLY, CHILDREN SHOULD HAVE THE FOLLOWING:

      - Hat
      - Sunglasses
      - Sunscreen
      - Closed-toed boating shoes (bare feet not allowed)
      - A snack (no food is provided)
      - A Towel
      - A change of clothes
      - Layers in case it is cold or raining. (It is always cooler on the water, and sailors will sail in the rain. Children will NOT sail if there are thunderstorms or thunderstorms are within a 20 mile radius. Classes are held though, regardless of the weather.)
      - A water bottle. In order to reduce the number of plastic cups used for water, sailors are required to bring their own water bottles. Refill stations are available in the junior room.

For information about the Junior Sailing Program, contact Meg Myles, Junior Sailing Program Director.