Important information for Adult Registration 2021

  • The ESS 2021 adult program requires all students, instructors, and tutors to be vaccinated against COVID-19. In order to participate you must bring your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to the first class.

Adult Classes for 2021

Beginning sailing

Beginning Sailing

Level 1, sailing the Rhodes 19

Goal: Introduction to sailing. Skills: the basics, including boat handling on all points of sail, knot-tying, attaching sails, steering a course, stopping safely, retrieving a person overboard, tying up to a mooring, safety rules and moving around in the boat. By the end of the course, the student should feel confident and comfortable sailing a small boat in a sheltered area.

This course, which will emphasize personal instruction, is appropriate for adult sailors who are working at either one-sail, or two-sail boat-handling skills. Students move at their own pace through the skills. Instructors work with groups of similar-skill students to maximize individual progress. Additional individual coaching is also available.

Tuition: $325 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $6 per day

Session as.11, Jun 29–Jul 16 [FULL]

Meets 6 times on Tuesdays, Thursdays from June 29–July 15 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, July 16 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

THIS SESSION IS FULL — WAIT LIST ONLY AT THIS TIME

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Session as.13, Jul 17–Aug 6 [FULL]

Meets 6 times on Sundays, Saturdays from July 17–August 1 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, August 6 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

THIS SESSION IS FULL — WAIT LIST ONLY AT THIS TIME

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Session as.14, Aug 17–Sep 3 [4 spaces left]

Meets 6 times on Tuesdays, Thursdays from August 17–September 2 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, September 3 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

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Harbor Sailing

Level 2 - Sailing with crew, main and jib

Goal: Build from skills acquired in Level 1.
Skills: Acquire the communication, coordination and consistency necessary for sailing amicably with crew. Use both main and jib sails to power the boat. Reading tell-tales. Tiller extension. Heave-to. Wing on Wing sailing. Feathering Up. Boat Balance. Successful mooring landings. Figure Eight and Quickstop maneuvers for retrieving a person overboard. By the end of the course, the student should feel confident and comfortable sailing on supervised courses and short trips around well-serviced areas similar to Narragansett Bay.
(Required Prep: Level 1 or Alumnae Refresher)

Tuition: $325 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $6 per day

Session as.20, Jun 1–Jun 18 [FULL]

Meets 6 times on Tuesdays, Thursdays from June 1–June 17 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, June 18 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

THIS SESSION IS FULL — WAIT LIST ONLY AT THIS TIME

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Session as.22, Jul 20–Aug 6

Meets 6 times on Tuesdays, Thursdays from July 20–August 5 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, August 6 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

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Session as.24, Aug 14–Sep 3

Meets 6 times on Sundays, Saturdays from August 14–August 29 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, September 3 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

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Intermediate sailing

Spinnakers !

Level 3, racing & day-sailing with spinnakers

This class introduces downwind sailing with spinnakers, so that you can incorporate spinnakers into your racing and longer sails.

Skills: At the Intermediate level, introduce sailing, and racing, with 2 and 3 crew using spinnakers.
(Required Prep: Level 2)

Tuition: $110 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $6 per day

Session sp.60, Jun 19–Jun 26

Meets 2 times on Saturdays from June 19–June 26 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

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Session sp.70, Jul 24–Jul 31

Meets 2 times on Saturdays from July 24–July 31 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

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Session sp.80, Aug 21–Aug 28

Meets 2 times on Saturdays from August 21–August 28 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

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Intermediate Boat-Handling

Level 3 - sailing in "adverse" conditions

Goal: Independent safe sailing in challenging situations with full rig.
Skills: The class focuses on separating out the major parts of the boat (main, jib, rudder, keel) so that skippers understand how each of them works independently of the others, and can get them to work together to solve various problems. Meetings cover slow sailing, sailing backwards, sailing without a main, sailing without a rudder, docking and leaving a dock, heave-to and man overboard. The class increases skipper's confidence at handling the boat in tricky situations.

(Required Prep: Level 2 or completing "Beginning Sailing" or instructor approval.)

Tuition: $185 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $6 per day

Session as.30, Jun 12–Jun 20

Meets 4 times on Sundays, Saturdays from June 12–June 20 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

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Racing

One-Design Racing Practice

learn to race

Goal: Gaining experience in tactical sailing in racing situations. Boats sail close together and try to sail fast around courses, using spinnakers when possible. Everyone carries an individual score, earning points toward season-long trophy for the "Small boat Champions" (last awarded in 2008).
Open to "Skippers" with experience; and to "Crew" with Level 1 skills.

Racing is cordial and exciting. You can pick up the rules as you learn by doing. It is okay to join in as your schedule permits. Teams are made up on the dock depending on who shows up. You can give it a try as soon as you've finished Level 1. Participate in a four week series, or aim for the whole season. Participation is encouraged. More boats on the water keeps it interesting for everyone. It is not a requirement that you know how to sail with spinnakers before joining in with the racing, but you may want to plan to take the Spinnakers! class too, to learn how to get better downwind speed from your boat!

Guest R19 boats and crews from outside the Sailing School also participate (registration required).

Tuition/fee per day.
Related course: "Spinnakers!"

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $6 per day

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Sun, June 61:30 PM–4:30 PMRegister
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Night Sailing

Level 3

Goal: Sailing and navigation basics for safe sailing in darkness.

Skills: Boat-handling (Level 3), using, visual, chart and gps navigation elements. Crew Overboard recovery in darkness. Styles for displaying and recognizing light signals required under International COLREGS Rules and the U.S. Inland Rules.

This is a 3-meeting class at Level 3 sailing skills. The classes in this session cover the fundamental navigation skills set, basic chart-reading and navigation; introduction to basics of celestial navigation and various specialized boat-handling at night, progressing from basic on-water at night, to general keel-boat, to sailing a Rhodes 19 at night in familiar waters.

PREREQUISITE:  Level 2.
This class complements topics in Navigation.

Tuition: $180 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $6 per day

Session ax.01, Sep 8–Sep 22

Meets 3 times on Wednesdays from September 8–September 22 at 6:00 PM–9:00 PM

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Recreational sailing

Sailing for Practice and Fun

All levels, all summer!

Goal: Introduction to recreational harbor sailing
Skills: Recreational sailing and practice time, supported and supervised by an on-duty ESS Instructor and VHF radio net. Open to qualified Edgewood Yacht Club Members, and to Sailing School Students.
(Required Prep: Level 1). Tuition fee $30 for the "Fun & Practice" sailing. EYC adult student membership fee $6 per day.

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $6 per day

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Narragansett Bay Sail

afternoon picnic sail

Goal: Recreational day-sailing
Skills: Day-sailing is introduced, including trip planning and provisioning, then class moves as a fleet on a trip all-day down Narragansett Bay. Lunch on board. Return by early evening. Accompanied by Sailing School instructor safety boat and by a supporting cruising class sailboat to provide amenities.
(Required Prep: Level 1) Tuition fee for the picnic sail: $50/person, plus $6 EYC adult student membership fee.

Tuition: $50 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $6 per day

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Sat, June 51:30 PM–6:30 PMRegister
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Sat, July 31:30 PM–6:30 PMRegister
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Greenwich Bay Adventure

Goal: Recreational day-sailing in two journeys.
Skills: Day-sailing is introduced, including trip planning and provisioning, then class moves as a fleet on a trip all-day down Narragansett Bay and/or into Greenwich Bay. Lunch on board. Boats will be moored at first destination. Sailors go ashore for supper, and probably home. Sailors will not sleep on the boats. Next day the adventure continues. The same crew or a different crew sail the boats back to Edgewood. Return by mid-afternoon. Accompanied by Sailing School instructors safety boat and by a supporting cruising class sailboat to provide amenities.
(Preparation: Level Two and at least one "Picnic" experience in Narragansett Bay Sail - or equivalent.) Separate tuition and registration for each day of the adventure. Small discount automatically applied to the “homeward-bound” day, when signing up bor both days.
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Session rby13out, Sep 11

Sail in the first day of Greenwich Bay sail adventure to extend our range. Boldly going where no ESS Rhodes has gone before!
Sail out-bound on day one,

Tuition: $45.00 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $6 per day

Meets 1 time on Saturday, September 11 at 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

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Session rby13hom, Sep 12

Sail in the second day of Greenwich Bay sail adventure to extend our range. Boldly going where no ESS Rhodes has gone before!
Sail down on day two - home from Apponaug back to Edgewood,

Tuition: $45.00 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $6 per day

Meets 1 time on Sunday, September 12 at 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

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