Important information for Adult Registration 2022

  • The ESS 2022 adult program requires all students, instructors, and tutors to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. In order to participate you must bring your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or state vaccination record to the first class.

Adult Classes for 2022

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.12, Jun 4–Jun 24 (Concluded) [FULL]

Meets 6 times on Sundays, Saturdays from June 4–June 19 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, June 24 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Session as.17, Jun 6–Jun 24 (Concluded)

Meets 2 times on Mondays, Wednesdays from June 6–June 8 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM
Meets 4 times on Mondays, Wednesdays from June 13–June 22 at 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, June 24 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Session as.11, Jul 5–Jul 22 (Concluded) [FULL]

Meets 6 times on Tuesdays, Thursdays from July 5–July 21 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, July 22 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Session as.13, Jul 31–Aug 20 (Concluded) [FULL]

Meets 6 times on Sundays, Saturdays from July 31–August 20 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, August 19 at 5:30 PM–8:30 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 and Alumnae Refresher)

Session as.20, Jun 7–Jun 24 (Concluded)

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

Meets 6 times on Tuesdays, Thursdays from June 7–June 23 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, June 24 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Session as.21, Jul 2–Jul 22 (Concluded) [FULL]

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

Meets 6 times on Sundays, Saturdays from July 2–July 17 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, July 22 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Session as.27, Jul 5–Jul 22 (Concluded)

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

Meets 6 times on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays from July 5–July 20 at 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, July 22 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Session as.23, Sep 6–Sep 22 (Concluded)

Tuition: $280.00 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $6 per day

Meets 6 times on Tuesdays, Thursdays from September 6–September 22 at 4:00 PM–7:00 PM

Session as.25, Sep 10–Sep 25 (Concluded)

Tuition: $280.00 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $6 per day

Meets 6 times on Sundays, Saturdays from September 10–September 25 at 9:00 AM–12:00 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. Third meeting of the class is an all-afternoon "picnic sail" with extended spinnaker work.

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

Tuition: $165 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $6 per day

Session sp.60, Jun 11–Jun 25 (Concluded)

Meets 2 times on Saturdays from June 11–June 18 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM
Meets 1 time on Saturday, June 25 at 9:00 AM–10:00 AM
Meets 1 time on Saturday, June 25 at 12:00 PM–5:00 PM

Session sp.70, Jul 9–Jul 23 (Concluded)

Meets 2 times on Saturdays from July 9–July 16 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM
Meets 1 time on Saturday, July 23 at 1:00 PM–6:00 PM

Session sp.80, Aug 6–Aug 20 (Concluded)

Meets 2 times on Saturdays from August 6–August 13 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM
Meets 1 time on Saturday, August 20 at 1:00 PM–6:00 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, Aug 27–Sep 4 (Concluded) [FULL]

Meets 4 times on Sundays, Saturdays from August 27–September 4 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 7–Sep 21 (Concluded)

Meets 3 times on Wednesdays from September 7–September 21 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 65:30 PM–7:30 PM
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Wed, June 85:30 PM–6:30 PM
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Mon, June 135:30 PM–7:30 PM
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Wed, June 155:30 PM–7:30 PM
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Mon, June 205:30 PM–7:30 PM
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Wed, June 225:30 PM–7:30 PM
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Mon, June 275:30 PM–7:30 PM
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Wed, June 295:30 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 35:30 PM–8:30 PM
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Fri, June 105:30 PM–8:30 PM
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Fri, June 175:30 PM–8:30 PM
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Fri, June 245:30 PM–8:30 PM
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Fri, July 15:30 PM–8:30 PM
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Fri, July 85:30 PM–8:30 PM
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Fri, July 155:30 PM–8:30 PM
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Fri, July 225:30 PM–8:30 PM
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Sat, July 231:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Fri, July 295:30 PM–8:30 PM
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Sat, July 301:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Fri, August 55:30 PM–8:30 PM
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Sat, August 61:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Fri, August 125:30 PM–8:30 PM
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Sun, August 141:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Fri, August 195:30 PM–8:30 PM
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Sun, August 211:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Fri, August 265:30 PM–8:30 PM
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Sat, August 271:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Fri, September 25:30 PM–8:30 PM
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Sat, September 31:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Sat, September 101:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Sat, September 171:30 PM–4:30 PM
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Sun, September 251:30 PM–4:30 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, June 251:30 PM–6:30 PM
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Sat, August 201:00 PM–6:00 PM

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!"

Session odr.64, Jul 2 (Concluded)

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

Meets 1 time on Saturday, July 2 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Session odr.71, Jul 9 (Concluded)

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

Meets 1 time on Saturday, July 9 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Session odr.72, Jul 16 (Concluded) [FULL]

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

Meets 1 time on Saturday, July 16 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Session odr.86, Sep 4 (Concluded)

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

Meets 1 time on Sunday, September 4 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Session odr.90x, Sep 11–Sep 25 (Concluded) [FULL]

A three-week series in Rhodes 19s, for the ESS Adult Racing Trophy (last sailed in 2008). Both "skippers" and "crew" will be scored for the number of boats beaten during the series. (Skipper and crew in first place boat ahead of three other boats gets 3 points. High score is winner.)

Tuition: $60.00 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $6 per day

Meets 3 times on Sundays from September 11–September 25 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

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, Oct 1–Oct 29 (Concluded)

Meets 5 times on Saturdays from October 1–October 29 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Meets 1 time on Thursday, October 27 at 2:00 PM–5:00 PM

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 15:30 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.

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

Session pz05-sh, Sep 16 [FULL]

Coaching at all levels.

Meets by appointment.

THIS SESSION IS FULL — WAIT LIST ONLY AT THIS TIME

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Session pz.06ph, Sep 21 [FULL]

Meets by appointment.

THIS SESSION IS FULL — WAIT LIST ONLY AT THIS TIME

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Session pz.00, Dec 29

Individual plan:
Participate in one individual lesson

Meets by appointment.

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