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2023 Summer Sailing Program at East Chop

Dear Sailors and Parents,

This summer the East Chop Yacht Club will provide a sailing program, five days a week, Monday through Friday, for seven weeks from June 26th through Friday, August 11th.

To participate, your child must be between the ages of eight and seventeen years old and be able to pass our swimming test. We realize that many children are not here for the entire summer, but we suggest, that to get the most out of the program, you should enroll your child for a minimum of two weeks. Yacht club membership is not required to enroll your children, but if you are not a beach club member, sponsorship as a guest is required.

Our lesson fees are the same as last year at $130 for the beginners’ program and $140 for the Intermediate and Advanced programs per week per child.
Beginner: 9-10:30 am
Intermediate: 11-1:00 pm 
Advanced: 2-4:00 pm
The children begin sailing in Optimist prams. As they gain more confidence and experience, they graduate to the more competitive racing 420's. We try to keep our program affordable for everyone. A detailed program description is available upon written request and may also be obtained from our sailing masters.
Please send your application and the required fees as soon as possible. Space is limited by the number of available trainer boats we have in the program. Our boat house will be open and our sailing masters available to answer any individual questions from Monday, June 26th before the beginning of classes. Please send completed application and your check to PO Box 525, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557. If you have any questions before the opening of our boat house, you can reach Jay Kay by phone at 508-496-0100, or Paula Durval, Manager, at 508-338-2934.
Jay Kay and Page Stephens
Sailing Directors

2023 Junior Sailing Program Registration Form
Please return this form as soon as possible to assure your child a place in the program and to facilitate our planning, space is limited. All students must be between the ages of 8‑17 years. Complete details are contained in our program guide available upon request.  Mail completed application and check to PO Box 525, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557. One form per student.
Student's Name: ­­­­­­­­­__­­­­­­_______________________________­­___­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­          Age_____               Date of Birth________________
Winter Address:  __________________________________________­­­___­­­­­­­________________________________
Parent’s Email: ___________________________ Parent’s Cell#: ___________________ Emergency #: ______________________
1. SUMMER PROGRAM:  7 Weeks -Monday, June 26th through Friday, August 11th.
                             Group                                Dates                                         
               _____      Beginner/Novice           ________________________          _____ Weeks @$130/week = $___________
               _____      Intermediate                   ________________________          _____ Weeks @$140/week = $___________
              _____      Advanced                        ________________________          _____ Weeks @$140/week = $___________                                                                       
Anyone enrolled in the program must be family members of the East Chop Beach Club or Guests of members. As a Guest of a member, my child’s application is sponsored by______________________________
On the back of this form please give a brief description of your child's prior sailing skills so their skill level maybe best matched to the program. It is understood that the Sailing Masters reserve the privilege to move students between the programs in accordance with their skill level.
All students enrolled in the sailing program will be expected to pass a swimming test or produce a certificate from the water safety staff of the East Chop Beach Club.
LIFE VESTS: All children in the sailing program must wear an USCS approved life vest whenever sailing, as well as boat shoes. Individual purchase of a life vest is recommended.
MEDICAL NEEDS: In the event of an emergency, it is important to know if your child has any special medical needs. Please request a medical form if this is a consideration.
This application is made with the understanding that the Sailing Masters or a Flag Officer of ECYC has the right to dismiss any child enrolled in the Summer Sailing Program if it is deemed in the best interest of the child or the East Chop Yacht Club. No refund of the registration fee will be given.
I hereby grant permission for _______________________ to become a member of ECYC Summer Sailing Program. I assume responsibility during sailing lessons and relieve the East Chop Yacht Club of any responsibility in the case of injury and/or accident occurring during the sailing program.
                                                             ______________________________________________            _____________
                                                             Signature of Parent or Guardian                                                                                                                  Date