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.

Session as.11, Jun 29–Jul 16 (Concluded) [FULL]

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

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 4:30 PM–8:30 PM

Session as.13, Jul 17–Aug 6 (Concluded) [FULL]

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

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 4:30 PM–7:30 PM

Session as.14, Aug 17–Sep 3 (Concluded) [FULL]

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

Meets 3 times on Tuesdays, Thursdays from August 17–August 24 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
Meets 3 times on Tuesdays, Thursdays from August 26–September 2 at 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, September 3 at 5:00 PM–8:00 PM

Session as.15, Sep 11–Sep 26 (Concluded)

Tuition: $275.00 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $6 per day

Meets 6 times on Sundays, Saturdays from September 11–September 26 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

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 (Concluded)

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 4:30 PM–7:30 PM

Session as.22, Jul 20–Aug 6 (Concluded)

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 4:30 PM–7:30 PM

Session as.24, Aug 14–Sep 12 (Concluded)

Meets 7 times on Sundays, Saturdays from August 14–September 12 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, September 3 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

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)

Session sp.70, Jul 24–Aug 14 (Concluded) [FULL]

Tuition: $165.00 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $6 per day

Meets 2 times on Saturdays from July 24–July 31 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM
Meets 1 time on Saturday, August 14 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Session sp.80, Aug 21–Sep 4 (Concluded)

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

Meets 2 times on Saturdays from August 21–August 28 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM
Meets 1 time on Saturday, September 4 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

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.31, Sep 11–Sep 19 (Concluded)

Meets 4 times on Sundays, Saturdays from September 11–September 19 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

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 (Concluded) [FULL]

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

Recreational sailing

ALUMNI EARLY-SEASON Open Practice

Practice sailing in the early season, open to all Alumni (Level 1, 2, or 3) in the early-season weekday evenings: Mondays and Wednesdays June 7 through June 30, and at other times when announced. Open sailing, no fees or charges, available for adult sailors who have completed a Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3 ESS class since 2009.
Class size is very limited.
Registration is required.

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

Tuition: no charge, :

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Mon, June 75:30 PM–7:30 PM
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Wed, June 95:30 PM–7:30 PM
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Wed, June 165:30 PM–7:30 PM
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Mon, June 215:30 PM–7:30 PM
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Wed, June 235:30 PM–7:30 PM
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Mon, June 285:30 PM–7:30 PM
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Wed, June 305:30 PM–7:30 PM

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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Fri, June 115:00 PM–8:30 PM
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Sat, June 261:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Sat, July 101:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Sat, July 171:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Fri, July 235:30 PM–8:30 PM
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Sat, July 241:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Fri, July 305:30 PM–8:30 PM
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Sat, July 311:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Fri, August 64:30 PM–7:30 PM
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Fri, August 135:30 PM–8:30 PM
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Sat, August 141:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Sat, August 211:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Fri, August 275:30 PM–8:30 PM
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Sat, August 281:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Fri, September 35:30 PM–8:30 PM
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Sat, September 181:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Sun, September 191:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Sat, September 251:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Sun, September 261:30 PM–4:30 PM

Friday Sail, Supper & Song

Sail for practice or simply for recreation.  Boats available 4:30pm so some sailors can be back ashore in time to join Edgewood Yacht Club's Friday supper and music. Other Sailors not joining the Friday night  "sail, supper and song", may sail until 8:30pm.

There are two options for this new activity:

(1) SAIL, SUPPER & SONG – to sail first and to then join the Friday night dinner, please register for sailing, and make a reservation for supper on the link, before 3pm on the current Wednesday, or as announced. (If the link is closed, no reservation can be created.) [group reservation link]

(2) SAIL ONLY – to sail the entire evening, but not join the Sailing School group resevation, or if the link is closed, please just register for sailing.

Note: Sailing School will accept reservations, charged to the Sailing School student account, if reservation made during the very limited window from Tuesday morning until Wednesday 3pm of each week.  Reserve only for the current week. When the link is closed, no further group resevations will be accepted. No refunds.

For questions, "contact-us".

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

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Fri, July 164:30 PM–8:30 PM

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, August 71:30 PM–6:30 PM
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Sat, September 41:30 PM–6:30 PM

Racing

One-Design Racing Practice

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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 PM
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Sun, June 131:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Sun, June 201:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Sun, June 271:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Sun, July 41:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Sun, July 111:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Sun, July 181:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Sun, July 251:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Wed, August 45:30 PM–8:30 PM
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Wed, August 115:30 PM–8:30 PM
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Wed, August 185:30 PM–8:30 PM
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Wed, August 255:30 PM–8:30 PM
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Wed, September 15:30 PM–8:30 PM
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Sun, September 51:30 PM–4:30 PM

Volunteers

Tutor training & prep

Tutors prepare for the upcoming season with powerboat, safety, sailing and teaching skills. Motorboats available from 4pm. Sailing from 5:30-8:30.

Tuition: no charge, :

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Wed, June 235:30 PM–7:30 PM
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Tue, September 211:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Tue, September 213:30 PM–5:30 PM
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Thu, September 239:00 AM–12:00 PM

Classes on deck

Marine Electrical Systems

Learn how to install and troubleshoot 12-volt electrical systems on boats. Topics include: electrical safety, an introduction to circuits, making reliable connections, protecting against shorts, using a multimeter to reveal what's happening, troubleshooting systems in-place, understanding voltage drops, correct sizing of marine wiring, creating a "amp budget" for your boat, lightning protection, and bonding systems.

This hands-on class takes place on shore in four 2-hour sessions. Capacity is limited so that everyone has a chance to work with the equipment.

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

Session el.01, Sep 13–Sep 23 (Concluded) [FULL]

Meets 4 times on Mondays, Thursdays from September 13–September 23 at 5:30 PM–7:30 PM

Coaching & Small-group Lessons

Individual (private) coaching

All levels

Two-hour Private lessons, coaching one to four people, are available on Sailing School's Rhodes 19, Optimist, c420, Laser or SunFish. Students may be adults or youths. Each student registers individually and receives an individual coaching plan. Practice  time may also be created.

Coaching and instruction are offered according to the skills of the student. Group lessons (for 5 or more students) can also be arranged.

How to register for individual/small-group lessons:

  1. At the bottom of this page, select "pz00".
  2. Click on  "Register for this session".  
  3. Fill in registration form - - please include your first and last name, your preferred email address, and your preferred telephone number, so the Edgewood staff can contact  you.
  4. On the registration form, in the  "COMMENT"  box, please tell us what schedule you'd like to request  – weekday evenings, afternoons, weekend mornings, or on particular dates, etc. Please be as specific as possible about your availability and preference to assist us in scheduling.  If you are not already an Edgewood Sailing School student, please let us hear about your sailing experience (recent or long-time ago) and your thoughts about what you'd like to make as your goals.
  5. Payment: Do not pay at this time.
  6. After registering, please wait for the School staff who will telephone, email, or text you to follow up and set a schedule.

Private coaching is subject to Instructor Approval.  Edgewood staff will contact you to guide and discuss the coaching plan, create a schedule, talk about what you should do to prepare and create an individualized meeting plan according to your availability. The number of coaching hours and practice time will determine costs, which generally run in the range of $75 to $100 per student per day.  When your schedule is set up, you will receive a registration confirmation statement of your account, showing the amount due for each meeting and giving you a link for accessing sailing resouces at the School website. Payment is due at or before the first meeting.

Session pz.21KAM, Jul 6–Sep 9 [FULL]

Individual plan:
Participate in multiple individual lessons

Tuition: $900.00 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $6 per day

Meets by appointment.

THIS SESSION IS FULL — WAIT LIST ONLY AT THIS TIME

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Session pz.21AJT, Jul 25–Jul 31 [FULL]

Individual plan:
Participate in individual coaching (7) and separately enrolled group-class lessons (1).

Tuition: $630.00 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $6 per day

Meets by appointment.

THIS SESSION IS FULL — WAIT LIST ONLY AT THIS TIME

Register for this session

Session pz.21JYL, Aug 24–Sep 5 [FULL]

Individual plan:
Participate in one individual lesson

Tuition: $270.00 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $6 per day

Meets by appointment.

THIS SESSION IS FULL — WAIT LIST ONLY AT THIS TIME

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Session pz.21JET, Sep 10–Sep 17 [FULL]

Individual plan:
Participate in three individual coachings

Tuition: $270.00 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $6 per day

Meets by appointment.

THIS SESSION IS FULL — WAIT LIST ONLY AT THIS TIME

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Session pz.21CEV, Sep 13 [FULL]

Individual plan:
Participate in one individual coaching

Tuition: $90.00 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $6 per day

Meets by appointment.

THIS SESSION IS FULL — WAIT LIST ONLY AT THIS TIME

Register for this session

Session pz.00, Dec 30

Individual plan:
Participate in one individual lesson

Tuition: $90 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $6 per day

Meets by appointment.

Register for this session


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