Welcome to the 2017
Chelsea Youth Sail Program
Registration begins February 1, 2017
Youth Sail Program Information, Events, and Guidelines
The Chelsea Yacht Club (CYC) Youth Sail Program for youths aged 8 to 18 provides instruction in recreational sailing and sailboat racing with a focus on safety, learning and fun. Youth Sailors learn lifetime skills including boat handling, seamanship and water safety. The program uses curricula developed by the US Sailing Association and a variety of sailing dinghies, including Optimists, Bic O’Pen’s, and Club 420’s. Youth Sailors learn important team skills, and develop self-confidence and respect for wind, water and the environment sailing single-handed or as a member of a two or three person team. Our U.S. Sailing trained counselors, certified in CPR and basic First Aid, are dedicated to making sailing a fun experience everyone.
There are six one-week full-day sessions for youths aged 10 to 18 and two one-week half-day sessions for children aged 8 and 9. All participants, especially new sailors, are strongly encouraged to attend a minimum of two consecutive sessions to reinforce their new skills and make the most of their experience. There is a $50.00 ($40 for half-day program) discount for the second and subsequent weeks of participation. Registration for part sessions (part weeks) is not available. All required course materials, including boats, are provided.
Participants who own an appropriate boat may, with the permission of the Head Counselor, use their own boat in the program. There is a $25 per week discount for participants using their own boat throughout the program. Limited scholarships are available. Please contact the Youth Sail Registrar at 845-297-1852 for information.
Full Day Program (ages 10 to 18, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Members: $325 first one-week session, $275 subsequent sessions
Guests: $425 first one-week session, $375 subsequent sessions
All full day sessions include a $25 snack bar credit.
Week 1 (6/26 – 6/30) Week 2 (7/3 – 7/7) Week 3 (7/10 – 7/14)
Week 4 (7/17 – 7/21) Week 5 (7/24 – 7/28) Week 6 (7/31 – 8/4)
Half Day Program (ages 8 and 9, 9:00 am – 12:00 Noon)
The half-day program for children 8 and 9 years old is intended to give younger children a less intensive taste of sailing with greater individual attention. The half-day program is limited to 8 participants per session.
Weeks 3 (7/10 – 7/14) Week 4 (7/17 – 7/21)
Members: $165 first one-week session, $125 subsequent session
Guests: $220 first one-week session, $180 subsequent session
Registration is limited by boat and counselor availability. CYC members and returning participants will be given slot preference until March 15th.
To register: CLICK HERE to register using the RegPack registration system (create a userid and password, then logon and complete the application). A $100 deposit is required when submitting your application; full payment is required by May 31, 2017.
If you are not able to register online or need assistance, please contact the Youth Sail Registrar at 845-297-1852 for assistance.
For more information or any questions about the Youth Sail program, please contact CYC Director of Sailing Education Dan Halama at 845-424-6266 or email@example.com.
Important Youth Sail Events
Ice Cream Social and Rain Gutter Regatta: March 18, 2017: You, your family and friends interested in the Youth Sail program are invited to attend CYC’s free Annual Ice Cream Social (2:00 pm to 3:00 pm), the free Rain Gutter Regatta (3:00 p.m.) and the Corned Beef Dinner (a CYC Youth Sail Fund Raiser following the regatta). For more information about the Rain Gutter Regatta and Corned Beef Dinner, please go to http://www.chelseayacht.org/files/RaingutterRegatta.pdf or contact Mike Colucci at 914-474-0163 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent Orientation: Tuesday June 6, 2017: Every parent and youth participant should attend the initial orientation program to be held Tuesday June 6, 2017 starting at 5:30 pm with a free barbeque. An overview of the 2017 Youth Sail Program will be given.
Pancake Breakfast: The annual Youth Sail Pancake Breakfast is held on Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend (May 28, 2017) from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon. This fund-raiser is held to allow youth sailors and their families to meet and get to know other youth sailors, their families and club members outside the Youth Sail Program. All youth sailors and families are strongly encouraged to attend and youth sailors are encouraged to assist in set-up and serving for at least one to two hours during this event.
End of Season Barbecue/Regatta: The season ends with the Youth Sail Barbecue/Regatta on Saturday, August 5, 2017. All youth sailors who have participated during any session this season and their families are invited and encouraged to come and enjoy the fun.
Important Youth Sail Guidelines
Parent Participation: Although not all of the program will be watchable from shore, parents of youth sailors are welcome to attend and watch the program (coaching of youth sailors and counselors by parents is not allowed). Parents are encouraged to volunteer at the snack bar. Please contact the Youth Sail Registrar (845-297-1852) to get on the volunteer schedule.
Life Jackets (PFD’s) and Swim Test: All youth sailors will be required to wear an appropriate Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD or life jacket) while on docks and on the water, and while close to the water’s edge. All new youth sailors are required to take and pass a swim test on the first day they attend.
Clothing: Youth sailors must wear closed-toe shoes at all times on land and on the water, wear clothing appropriate for the conditions each day and be prepared for changing conditions. Youth sailors should bring sunscreen, a dry towel, a change of clothing, and a sweatshirt or light jacket every day.
Drop Off and Pick up Times: Program hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday (9:00 am to 12:00 noon for half-day sessions). Everyone should arrive early enough to be ready to start at 9:00 am. All youth sailors must be signed in and signed out every day by a parent/guardian with the youth sailor present. In case an emergency prevents you from picking your child up on time, please contact the Chelsea Yacht Club at 845-831-7245, the Director of Sailing Education, Dan Halama at 845-519-4990, or the Head Counselor, Mike Colucci at 914-474-0163 as soon as possible.
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Chelsea-on-Hudson, NY 12512
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