Adult Classes for 2019

Beginning sailing

Sailing Basics ("First Sail")

orientation & to prepare for "Beginning Sailing"

Introduction to Sailing - Low-impact, preparatory coaching session, for any sailor who is about to enter ESS Level 1 class. The class sets up a conversation which continues through the entire course of both Level 1 and Level 2 sailing. It's a great way to meet the boats and to get your Edgewood bearings and to become completely tuned in before you start your "Beginning Sailing" (Level 1) a few days later.

"Intro" class meets for one (2-hr) session, scheduled several days ahead of the first meeting of the Level 1 class it's introducing. Class is conducted both on land and in the sailboats. Sailing Notes are provided. No experience needed to take the "Sailing Basics" class.

"Sailing Basics" IS REQUIRED for all Level 1 classes, or may be waived by Instructor approval.

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Sat, June 19:00 AM–11:00 AMRegister
bsk.02
Thu, June 65:30 PM–7:30 PMRegister
bsk.03
Sat, June 299:00 AM–11:00 AMRegister
bsk.04
Tue, July 25:30 PM–7:30 PMRegister
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Thu, August 15:30 PM–7:30 PMRegister

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.

PREREQUISITE: "Sailing Basics" orientation is required preparation for this class. "Sailing Basics" is REQUIRED for all Level 1 classes, or may be waived by Instructor approval.  To request approval, please use contact us.

Tuition: $325 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Session as.11, Jun 8–Jun 28

Meets 6 times on Sundays, Saturdays from June 8–June 23 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, June 28 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

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Session as.12, Jun 11–Jun 28

Meets 6 times on Tuesdays, Thursdays from June 11–June 27 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, June 28 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

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Session as.13, Jul 6–Jul 26

Meets 6 times on Sundays, Saturdays from July 6–July 21 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, July 26 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

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Session as.14, Jul 9–Jul 26

Meets 6 times on Tuesdays, Thursdays from July 9–July 25 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, July 26 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

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Session as.15, Aug 6–Aug 23

Meets 6 times on Tuesdays, Thursdays from August 6–August 22 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, August 23 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

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Beginning Sailing "For Women Only"

Level 1, sailing the Rhodes 19

Goal: Introduce sailing to women as a life-long sport. Women lead the class. Women students are encouraged to explore and expand their sailing skills. The course covers the same material as other Level 1 classes, but with an emphasis on introducing students to additional topics that they might not otherwise experience, including singlehanding and an introduction to sailboat racing. 

Skills: Basic sailing fundamentals are taught on shore and practiced on a Rhodes 19, a nineteen-foot keelboat sloop.

PREREQUISITE: "Sailing Basics" orientation is required preparation for this class. "Sailing Basics" is REQUIRED for all Level 1 classes, or may be waived by Instructor approval. To request approval, please use contact us.

Tuition: $325 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Session aw.01, Jun 11–Jun 28

Meets 6 times on Tuesdays, Thursdays from June 11–June 27 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, June 28 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: $5 per day

Session as.20, Jun 10–Jun 28 [FULL]

Meets 6 times on Mondays, Wednesdays from June 10–June 26 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, June 28 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

THIS SESSION IS FULL — WAIT LIST ONLY AT THIS TIME

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Session as.21, Jul 6–Jul 26

Meets 6 times on Sundays, Saturdays from July 6–July 21 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, July 26 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

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Session as.22, Jul 9–Jul 26

Meets 6 times on Tuesdays, Thursdays from July 9–July 25 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, July 26 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

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Session as.23, Aug 3–Aug 23

Meets 6 times on Sundays, Saturdays from August 3–August 18 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, August 23 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

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Session as.24, Aug 6–Aug 23

Meets 6 times on Tuesdays, Thursdays from August 6–August 22 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, August 23 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

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Intermediate sailing

Alumni Refresher

The class for you if you think you've forgotten everything!

If you've ever thought "I don't remember anything from last season!" this course is for you, and will get you ready to make the most of the upcoming season!

An early season refresher for returning alums of Edgewood Sailing School who wish to brush up on skills learned in prior seasons before joining in on recreational sailing and taking on new skills. The structure of the class assumes you've sailed with us before. There will be a brief Q&A at the beginning of class. Instructors will be on the water, and will visit each boat while it is under sail, or by radio request to help with specific skills. In addition, instructors will set up suggested challenges for the day, with courses and practice exercises that were part of the Level 1 or 2 curriculum. 

PREREQUISITE:  Returning students (alums) from Level 1-3 or with Instructor's approval.

Session aa.01, May 21–May 30

Tuition: $210 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 4 times on Tuesdays, Thursdays from May 21–May 30 at 5:30 PM–8:30 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 $5 per day.

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Fri, May 315:30 PM–8:30 PMRegister
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Fri, June 75:30 PM–8:30 PMRegister
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Sat, June 81:30 PM–4:30 PMRegister
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Fri, June 145:30 PM–8:30 PMRegister
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Fri, June 215:30 PM–8:30 PMRegister
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Sat, June 221:30 PM–4:30 PMRegister
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Fri, June 285:30 PM–8:30 PMRegister
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Sat, July 61:30 PM–4:30 PMRegister
re.19
Fri, July 125:30 PM–8:30 PMRegister
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Fri, July 195:30 PM–8:30 PMRegister
re.23
Sat, July 201:30 PM–4:30 PMRegister
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Fri, July 265:30 PM–8:30 PMRegister
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Sat, July 271:30 PM–4:30 PMRegister
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Fri, August 25:30 PM–8:30 PMRegister
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Sat, August 31:30 PM–4:30 PMRegister
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Fri, August 95:30 PM–8:30 PMRegister
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Fri, August 165:30 PM–8:30 PMRegister
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Sat, August 171:30 PM–4:30 PMRegister
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Fri, August 235:30 PM–8:30 PMRegister
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Sat, August 241:30 PM–4:30 PMRegister
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Fri, August 305:30 PM–8:30 PMRegister

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: $40/person
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Tuition: $50 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

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Sat, June 11:30 PM–6:30 PMRegister
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Sat, June 151:30 PM–6:30 PMRegister
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Sat, June 291:30 PM–6:30 PMRegister
rby.07
Sat, July 131:30 PM–6:30 PMRegister
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Sat, August 101:30 PM–6:30 PMRegister

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.
(Required Prep: at least one "Picnic" experience in Narragansett Bay Sail, or equivalent). Tuition covers both days of the adventure.
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Tuition: $90 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Session rby.13g, Aug 24–Aug 25

Envisioned as a two day Bay sail adventure to extend our range. Boldly going where no ESS Rhodes has gone before!
Sail down on day one. Go ashore. Return the next day to sail back.

Meets on Saturday July 13 and on Sunday July 14.

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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!"

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Sun, June 21:30 PM–4:30 PMRegister
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Sun, June 91:30 PM–4:30 PMRegister
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Sun, June 161:30 PM–4:30 PMRegister
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Sun, June 231:30 PM–4:30 PMRegister
odr.65
Sun, June 301:30 PM–4:30 PMRegister
odr.71
Sun, July 71:30 PM–4:30 PMRegister
odr.72
Sun, July 141:30 PM–4:30 PMRegister
odr.73
Sun, July 211:30 PM–4:30 PMRegister
odr.74
Sun, July 281:30 PM–4:30 PMRegister
odr.81
Sun, August 41:30 PM–4:30 PMRegister
odr.82
Sun, August 111:30 PM–4:30 PMRegister
odr.83
Sun, August 181:30 PM–4:30 PMRegister
odr.84
Sun, August 251:30 PM–4:30 PMRegister
odr.91
Sun, September 11:30 PM–4:30 PMRegister

Volunteers

Boat Work

Volunteer teams to maintain the Fleet, including to launch Rhodes 19s, and to haul them out at the end of the season. Open to all.
Goal: Saturday and week-day Fleet Volunteers and Launch/Haul Volunteers: working as a teams to maintain, repair, launch and/or haul out Rhodes 19 hulls and care for rigs and sails. Location: as announced. Skills: handling lines, directing trailer locations, boat clean-up, equipment storage, sharing the work as part of a team. On-water and/or ashore. No heavy-lifting required.
See detail schedule for each activity. Schedule may be dependent on weather, and varies by the season.

Tuition: no charge, :

Session SVol 01, Mar 16–May 25 (In progress)

Saturdays at Edgewood Sailing School and other locations.

Meets 11 times on Saturdays from March 16–May 25 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

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Tutor training & prep

Tutors prepare for the upcoming season with powerboat, safety, sailing and teaching skills.

Tuition: no charge, :

Session ttp.01, May 22–May 31

Meets 4 times on Wednesdays, Fridays from May 22–May 31 at 4:00 PM–8:30 PM

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