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Youth Sailing Memberships allow youth members to take sailing lessons and/or participate in supervised youth sailing events.

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2017 Application Downloads
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CBC Youth Skill Levels

Our standardized skill levels ensure that your child gets the most from his/her sailing experience. At the start of each session, CBC instructors will evaluate your child’s skill level and further refine their personal sailing plan.

Once confident and capable in skills required of each category, he or she will be recommended to advance to the next level. Most students require at least two (2) sessions per level prior to advancing. Students will receive a special keepsake to display their sailing achievement.

1 — Green, SeaSprouts
Our SeaSprouts are “green” beginners introduced to the power of the wind and taught the basic skills of sailing. This level covers safety, seamanship and boat handling in winds up to 6 knots. Students learn safety, nomenclature, rigging, sail handling, and steering a course.

2 — Blue, WaterWise
These intermediate sailors will learn deep respect for the ocean blue. WaterWise candidates learn reinforced basics and master the skills of upwind sailing, proper docking and sailing a triangular course. Students also learn to navigate, read charts, anchor, and other skills needed to experience the freedom and excitement of a blue-water cruising journey.

3 — Yellow, SailingStars
These rising stars have a bright future as advanced CBC sailors. We’ll focus on sailing theory, advanced trim, docking and safety techniques — all on performance boats designed to challenge even the most advanced sailing appetite. It is not unusual to find that kids who never excelled in any other activity often “find their niche” in sailing.

4 — Orange, Instructor Assistants
T eaching is the ultimate way to give back to the sport. Sailing is for all kinds of people — not just racers. Those who share their passion for wind and sea and master the mechanics of a complex sailing vessel are rewarded with a new sense of self worth and pride in accomplishment.

5 — Red, Racers
Friendly, fun, and fast racing is the best way to advance boat-handling skills and learn from others. We take the intimidation of complex rules and pressure-to-perform out of the mix with an emphasis on fun. Racers learn starts, tactical tips, and winning strategies to establish competitive sailing as a lifelong interest.

Sail All Season!
CBC sailing lessons allow your child to learn an exciting new sport, advance his/her skill level, meet new kids, or just experience the fun and learning opportunities that only sailing has to offer — all season long!

Non-sailors may ask, “why sailing?” when Providence already has organizations that offer a variety of youth sports and recreational programs. There are few (if any) activities that teach so many important virtues and lessons about life the way sailing does: cause and effect, problem-solving, science and technology, teamwork, and much more.

Choose the Session(s) Right for Your Child
Although membership to CBC is required to take lessons, our multiple sessions make it easy to create a custom, progressive learning schedule, or mesh with your summer vacation plans. Youth lessons are offered in four (4) Summer Camp sessions and four (4) After-School sessions. CBC’s flexible and affordable format allows you to start building your child’s lesson plan today — for a season to remember.

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> Private Lessons
> After-School Adventures
> Kayaking — RiverRomp Family Paddling

 

2017 Youth Summer Camp

Our Summer Camp format offers great opportunities for fun and growth with a highly structured curriculum that allows stepped progression through a variety of opportunities for beginner, racing or cruising minded sailors.

Special Offer!
Sign-up for 2 or more summer classes before 4/30, and receive $20 OFF each additional class!


KidSail (ages 8-11)
We use kid-sized boats, fun games, and lots of encouragement in a progression from basic instruction to more refined sailing skills. The underlying approach in all activities is to ensure that students enjoy both the challenge and fun of sailing and boating and to instill the principals of sportsmanship, leadership, and self-reliance in all of our youth.

Sessions:
KDS-Y1*, 6/26 -- 7/07**, M-F, 9:00 AM -- 3:30 PM
KDS-Y2, 7/10 -- 7/21**, M-F, 9:00 AM -- 3:30 PM
KDS-Y3, 7/24 -- 8/04**, M-F, 9:00 AM -- 3:30 PM
KDS-Y4, 8/07 -- 8/18**, M-F, 9:00 AM -- 3:30 PM

Note: *KDS-Y1 no class 7/4 (4th of July)
**Family Day! - John us 1-3:30 pm for sailing, BBQ, & awards each last camp day.

 


TeenSail (ages 12-15*)
Empower your teen to skipper a 14’ boat on their own and watch their confidence soar! Sailing requires an unmatched mix of physical skills, intelligence, sound judgment, self-reliance and responsibility for vessel, crew and self. Boys and girls from different cultures and backgrounds work together learning tolerance, trust and respect for one another.

Sessions:
TNS-Y1*, 6/26 -- 7/07**, M-F, 9:00 AM -- 3:30 PM
TNS-Y2, 7/10 -- 7/21*, M-F, 9:00 AM -- 3:30 PM
TNS-Y3, 7/24 -- 8/04**, M-F, 9:00 AM -- 3:30 PM
TNS-Y4, 8/07 -- 8/18**, M-F, 9:00 AM -- 3:30 PM

Note: *TNS-Y1 no class 7/4 (4th of July)
**Family Day! - John us 1-3:30 pm for sailing, BBQ, & awards each last camp day .
*** Youth ages 16-18 can join our adult lessons or inquire about instructor training.

 


Beginner Racing (ages 12-17*)
Friendly, fun, and fast racing is the best way to advance your boat-handling skills and learn from others. We take the intimidation of rules and pressure-to-perform out of the mix with an emphasis on fun. Graduates will be eligible for Wednesday Night Racing, a qualifying series to represent CBC youth in our annual Renaissance Regatta. Racers learn starts, tactical tips, and winning strategies to establish competitive sailing as a lifelong interest.

Sessions:
RAC-Y*1, 6/26 -- 7/07**, M-F, 9:00 AM -- 3:30 PM
RAC-Y2, 7/10 -- 7/21**, M-F, 9:00 AM -- 3:30 PM
RAC-Y3, 7/24 -- 8/04*, M-F, 9:00 AM -- 3:30 PM
RAC-Y4, 8/07 -- 8/18**, M-F, 9:00 AM -- 3:30 PM

Note: *RAC-Y1 no class 7/4 (4th of July)
**Family Day! - John us 1-3:30 pm for sailing, BBQ, & awards each last camp day .
*** Youth ages 16-18 can join our adult lessons or inquire about instructor training.


NEW - CBC/ Save The Bay Camp (ages 12-15)
Explore the world of sailing and marine science on Narragansett Bay. Youth split days between a sailboat and Save The Bay research vessel. Experience hands-on sailing fun, use scientific technology to measure water quality, & collect live animals in custom onboard research tanks.

Sessions:
STB-Y1, 8/14 -- 8/18, M-F, 9:00 AM -- 3:30 PM

*Note: *Run from CBC, visits to STB (by boat) with drop-off and pick-up at CBC.

 

Private Lessons

Offered to members who do not have an available schedule to enroll in one of our classes. Available at a rate of $75 per hour with a required two hour minimum per session. All private lessons must be scheduled with the Director.

 

2017 After-School Adventures

“Reach” — STEM Sailing Education
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) at CBC serves as a national model in piloting and developing STEM content with US Sailing, the national governing body of sailing, in the “Reach” STEM program.*

Spring Session:
STM-Y1, 4/17 -- 10/20, Days TBD, 3:00 -- 6:00 PM

Note: *Learn more at http://reach.ussailing.org. **School/group rates available.

 


SailZone — Hands-On Sailing
You’re in the driver’s seat with this on-the-water adventure that allows you to steer your own boat. You’ll explore the bay with your friends sharing the water with tankers, tugboats, and other unique waterfront resources!

Spring Sessions:
SZN-Y1, 4/17 -- 5/24, M/W, 3:00 -- 6:00 PM
SZN-Y2, 4/18 -- 5/25, T/Th, 3:00 -- 6:00 PM

Fall Sessions:
SZN-Y3, 9/11 -- 10/18, M/W, 3:00 -- 6:00 PM
SZN-Y4, 9/12 -- 10/19, T/Th, 3:00 -- 6:00 PM

*Note: School/group rates available. Ask about fall WaterWorld GPS/Sailing combo!


TreasureTracker — GPS Geocaching
Use the power of GPS (global positioning system) technology to hunt for treasure and trace the route that your relatives sailed to reach the US.

Spring Session:
GPS-Y1, 4/17 -- 5/24, M/W, 3:00 -- 6:00 PM

*Note: School/group rates available. Ask about fall WaterWorld GPS/Sailing combo!


SailShare — High School Racing
Allows small groups from various high schools to practice together. This unique and affordable program helps build and support your racing team.

Spring Session:
HSR-Y1, 4/17 -- 5/26, Days TBD**, 3:00 -- 6:00 PM

*Note: *Special school/group rates available. **Practice days TBD.


RiverRomp — FREE Family Kayaking
The simplicity of kayaking as an entry-level sport for anyone makes it attractive to get outside, get moving, and embrace a healthy lifestyle.

Summer Sessions:
RMP-F1, 6/23, Fri. (1-day), 4:00 -- 6:00 PM
RMP-F2, 7/07, Fri. (1-day), 4:00 -- 6:00 PM
RMP-F3, 7/21, Fri. (1-day), 4:00 -- 6:00 PM
RMP-F4, 8/04, Fri. (1-day), 4:00 -- 6:00 PM
RMP-F5, 8/18, Fri. (1-day), 4:00 -- 6:00 PM
RMP-F6, 8/25**, Fri. (1-day), 4:00 -- 6:00 PM

*Note: *Special school/group rates available. **Additional dates added uppon demand.



Sailing Sampler —Youth Outreach
Have your youth group experience sailing in Providence - All from the safety and comfort of a 22’ keelboat. They’ll sit high and dry in our sailor-friendly Hunter 216’s. Nothing beats summer sailing in the Ocean State. CBC makes sailing accessible for everyone.

Summer Session:
SAM-Y1, 6/26 -- 8/18, Days TBD**, 10:00 am -- Noon
SAM-Y2, 6/26 -- 8/18, Days TBD**, 1:00 pm -- 3:00 pm

Note: *Special school/group rates available. **Single or multi-day tp be scheduled with CBC.


Please Note:
All class times and fees are subject to change without notice.
All sailing and paddling privileges are subject to weather and equipment availability.