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Junior Sailing – 2015 Program Kickoff

Dear SIYC Members,

We are excited to be kicking off the 2015 Junior Sailing Program this month as we open registration to club members on January 15, 2015 at 10 AM. If you have children or grandchildren to enroll, please read on for details.

MISSION
It is our goal to be the premier junior sailing program on Long Island Sound – the most professional, the most motivational, and the most FUN! To maintain the high standard of our program, Sailing Director Jeff Bresnahan has already begun recruiting instructors from a global pool of candidates and making plans for a stellar summer.

TIMING
The program will begin with orientation and boat safety-check on Sunday, June 21. The eight-week program begins Monday, June 22nd and concludes on Friday, August 14th. Four-week options are available for some age groups.

REGISTRATION
Early enrollment figures are critical to optimizing class sizes and high quality instruction. To register your junior sailors, log in to the SIYC website and follow the instructions for program enrollment under the Junior Sailing tab. (https://www.siyc.com/jr-program/jr-sailing-enrollment/)

QUESTIONS?
Please direct questions of any kind to programadministrator@siycjunior.com. This might include issues with online enrollment, placing your children in the right group, boats and equipment, etc. You can also feel free to reach out to us if your summer plans are not yet firm and you would like to discuss options.

Kindly spread the word to non-SIYC members who might be interested in the junior sailing program. Registration opens to non-members on February 16, 2015.

We are counting the days to summer!

Heather and Andrew Wolf
SIYC Junior Sailing Program Co-Chairs

Friday Flyer 6/26/2015

 

Class times Summer 2015 

 Please see your class time below: 
 JY 1 T/TH 8:15-9:45
JY 1 T/TH 10:15-11:45
JY 2 M/W/F 10:15-12:45
OPTI 1 M-F 9:00-12:00
OPTI 2 M-F 8:30-11:30
Laser AM/420 AM M-F 8:30-11:30
OPTI 3 M-F 1:30-4:30
OPTI ADV M-F 1:30-4:30
Laser PM/420 PM M-F 1:30-4:30

Drop off and Pick up:  Please do NOT drive into the yard. We have sailors walking around and we ask you  NOT to drive there for their safety.

Please Call the Sailing Center with any questions 749-1829

June 29th, Monday Fun Night: The theme is Model Boat Building and Ice Cream Sundae Night from 6-7:30pm!  Sailors will make their own model boats from recycled materials and follow that up with a make-your-own-sundae!  Dinner will not be served and this is open to all JY 2’s and above.

Lunch with the Director!  This will be held every Friday afternoon at 12:30 on the back deck.  Please join Jeff to talk about the week.  He is there to answer questions and listen to feedback.

Dress Code: Please remember to have your sailors in proper attire during the day while at the Yacht Club.  Girls need to have a shirt and shorts over their bathing suits and Boys must have a shirt on or their lifejacket on.  Hair:  Girls with long hair are required to wear them up in a pony tail or a bun.  This is for safety purposes only.

Upcoming Events

6/29
Monday Fun Night
6:00-7:30PM
JY 2 and above

7/1
Heatherton Race
Club Series–Opti 3 and above
Regular Class Time

7/3
Forth of July Parade
During Regular Class Time
AM class will parade at 10AM at North Pier
PM class will parade at 2PM at North Pier

Regattas
Please hand in your Regatta permission form soon, so we can start to plan for our first travel Regatta.  If you would like to volunteer to help out at any of our home regattas, please contact Karen Panarella @ programadministrator@siycjunior.com.Upcoming Regattas:
Wednesday, July 8: OPTI Invitational @ SIYC
Thursday, July 9th: Western Districts @ Seacliff

Tuesday, July 10th: Old Cove for OPTIS

SPIRIT GEAR

Always available at the J-Club with Karen.

Parent Of The Day

All Parents of JY 1, JY 2, Opti 1 and Opti 2 are required to serve as a parent-of-the-day twice over the course of the summer. Please sign up using the link below.  If you have any questions or difficulty using GoogleDocs,  Karen Panarella at programadministrator@siycjunior.com.

 click this link to sign up for your 2 time slots:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1R5uDxS1alAfJwqzgtDDKvrTrbGL-jQfh0YRUXb2kwrA/edit

Friday Flyer–August, 9, 2013

Friday Flyer
August 9, 2013

Monday Fun Night: August 12th: We will be having fun water activities in the yard, so please come with everything you need for an awesome time with the instructors!  Please bring a towel and wear a swim suit.  For JY Trainer 2 sailors and older from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  Morning Sailors can come early and leave earlier, so that the afternoon sailors can slide when they get off the water. Please note that dinner will not be served.

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The Opti 1’s will be going to Greenport during regular class time on Monday, August 12th.  They will be sailing first and then taking a trip over there.

Club Series will be held on Tuesday, August 13th.  This is for OPTI 3 and above during regular class time.

Please remember to sign you children up for PGJSA regattas online at www.pgjsa.org at least 2 days before the event.  We want to make sure we have coaching out on the water at each event.
August 14th, Devon All Classes CHAMPS

End of Season Awards: If you plan on attending the End of Year Awards Ceremony on Thursday 8/15, please make reservations with Mark at the Main Club house at 749-0888 or by email at mfanning@siyc.com.  Please let him know how many people will be attending.

  • Celebration of Summer Luncheon & Awards: Thursday, 8/15 RSVP REQUIRED
    • Opti 1 & 2: The lunch begins at 11:45 AM with the awards and slideshow to follow  Please note: Collared Shirts is requested for boys and appropriate dress for girls.
  • Celebration of Summer Dinner & Awards: Thursday, 8/15 RSVP REQUIRED
    • Opti  III, Advanced, Laser and 420’s: The evening begins at 5:45 PM with Dinner, Picture in the front of the club at 6:30 PM and at 7:00 PM Awards and the Slide Show to follow under the tent.  The Dance will follow at 9 PM – 11 PM. Jacket and tie is mandatory for boys and appropriate dress for girls.
  • JY Trainer:  JY 1 T/TH Class: On Tuesday August 13th there will be awards and Ice Cream at the end of class.  JY 1 M/W Class: On Wednesday, August  14th there will be Awards and Ice Cream at the end of class. JY2: On Wednesday, August 14th there will be Awards and Ice Cream at the end of class. NO NEED TO RSVP, Parents should arrive 10 minutes prior to the end of class.

On Friday, August 16th, there will be a Program Wide Beach Morning at Wades Beach. This will run from 10 AM- 12 PM. This is a Parent/Child event and the instructors will NOT be there to supervise.  By 1:00 PM, OPTI 2’s and above should be getting Rigged, Ready and Checking in for the LABOR DAY REGATTA.

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During the weeks of August 19-23 and August 26-30, we will have group lessons available.   This is a good time for sailors that are graduating to the next level to try out new techniques or a new boat.  Cost for all sessions will be 90 dollars.  Please call the J-Club 749-1829 or Jeff’s cell  860-867-6197 to schedule.

  • Monday- Friday from 9 AM-12 PM will be the session for JY1 – Opti 2 and the groups will be set up based on ability.
  • Windsurfing is available for Opti ADV and above, Monday – Friday from 9 AM – 12PM.
  • Monday – Friday from 1 PM – 4 PM will be the session for Opti 3, Opti Adv, Laser and 420.  They will work on fleet racing and boat handling.
  •  ADULT Windsurfing will be available, LIMIT 5 to the class, Monday – Friday, 1 PM – 4PM.

Please let the J-club know if you have any questions.

 

Friday Flyer–August 2, 2013

Friday Flyer
August 2, 2013

Come see SIYC sailors shake, rattle and roll in the Shelter Island Showkids production of Rock Around the Blocka 1950’s musical – Saturday August 3rd at 5 pm and Sunday August 4th at 11 am – Wesley Hall at Camp Quinipet:   Tickets are $10 for adults and kids. Contact Linda van Kesteren at lvankesteren@yahoo.com for advance tickets. Tickets will also be available 30 minutes before each show at Wesley Hall, on the day of the performance.

JSA Laser/420 CHAMPS: If your sailor is attending JSA LASER/420 CHAMPS, you will need to load your boats at 10AM on Monday, departure time is at NOON.

Please remember to sign you children up for PGJSA regattas online at www.pgjsa.org at least 2 days before the event.  We want to make sure we have coaching out on the water at each event.
August 9th, Old Cove Laser/420 Regatta
August 14th, Devon All Classes CHAMPS

MYSTIC TRIP Mystic Seaport!  The trip to Mystic Seaport is August 8th .  This is available only to Opti III sailors and above.  We will be meeting at the North Ferry at 8:00 am and will then be taking a school bus to the Orient Ferry.  Another bus will pick them up on the other side and drive them to the Mystic Seaport Museum where they will spend the day.  If we have space available we will open up spots to Opti IIs on a first come, first serve basis. **Space for this trip is also limited, please let us know if you can come as soon as possible**    Permission slips for this event are on our website.  Go to the calendar and you will find in there.  Please print a copy of it and bring it to Karen ASAP.  Classes will take place on this day if your child does not go.

There will be a Windsurfing Clinic for adults and children on August 4th and 5th. Contact the J-Club for more details.

Lunch with the Director! This will be held every Friday afternoon at 12:30 on the back deck.  Please join Jeff to talk about the week.  He is there to answer questions and listen to feedback.

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During the weeks of August 19-23 and August 26-30, we will have group lessons available.  Please note that you must sign-up in advance for these lessons. More information to come…  

 Spirit Gear is available with Karen in the J-Club.

To see the JSP calendar, information about the lost and found or private lessons and other information visit our home page Junior Page

 

Friday Flyer, July 26, 2013

Friday Flyer
July 26, 2013

All Opti 3, Opti Adv, Laser/420 AM and PM girls are invited to participate in the inaugural Amanda Clark Jr. Women’s Clinic and Regattta on Monday, July 29. All regular classes will take place that day. It is an all day event at the yacht club from 9-5pm, clinic, drills and racing with Shelter Island’s two time Olympic sailor Amanda Clark. Lunch, snacks and a giveaway are included in the fee. Parents- please let Whitney and Janet know if you could help with a few logistics that day.
PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED NOR:  
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Monday Fun Night: July 29th: We will be having a Dance, from 6:00 – 7:30PM for our JY Trainer 2 sailors, OPTI 1’s and OPTI 2’s.  Have your sailors come and enjoy the “Cha Cha Slide”!  Please note that dinner will not be served.

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Laser/420 Regatta.  The SIYC Laser/420 Regatta will be on Wednesday, July 31st.  There will be NO REGULAR CLASSES that day. We need housing for sailors on Tuesday night please let us know if you can house 2,4 or 6 sailors. If you would like to volunteer to help in the regatta, please contact Julie O’Shea at julieoshea@osheapartners.com.

Please remember to sign you children up for PGJSA regattas online at www.pgjsa.org at least 2 days before the event.  We want to make sure we have coaching out on the water at each event.
August 2nd, Mattituck Laser Regatta
August 9th, Old Cove Laser/420 Regatta
August 14th, Devon All Classes CHAMPS

MYSTIC TRIP Mystic Seaport!  The trip to Mystic Seaport is August 8th .  This is available only to Opti III sailors and above.  We will be meeting at the North Ferry at 8:00 am and will then be taking a school bus to the Orient Ferry.  Another bus will pick them up on the other side and drive them to the Mystic Seaport Museum where they will spend the day.  If we have space available we will open up spots to Opti IIs on a first come, first serve basis. **Space for this trip is also limited, please let us know if you can come as soon as possible**    Permission slips for this event are on our website.  Go to the calendar and you will find in there.  Please print a copy of it and bring it to Karen ASAP.  Classes will take place on this day if your child does not go.

Looking ahead there will be a Windsurfing Clinic for adults and children on August 4th and 5th.

Lunch with the Director! This will be held every Friday afternoon at 12:30 on the back deck.  Please join Jeff to talk about the week.  He is there to answer questions and listen to feedback.

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During the weeks of August 19-23 and August 26-30, we will have group lessons available.    Please note that you must sign-up in advance for these lessons. More information to come…       

 Spirit Gear is available with Karen in the J-Club.

To see the JSP calendar, information about the lost and found or private lessons and other information visit our home page Junior Page

 

Friday Flyer–July 19, 2013

Friday Flyer
July 19, 2013

Please remember to sign you children up for PGJSA regattas online at www.pgjsa.org at least 2 days before the event.  We want to make sure we have coaching out on the water at each event.  Upcoming Regatta are:
Old Cove OPTI–Monday, July 22nd
Mattituck Lasers–Friday, August 2nd
Old Cove Laser/420–Friday, August 9th
Devon All Clases– Wednesday, August 14th
If you are wondering if any event is right for your sailor, please contact Jeff.

If you are needing boat repair, Christian Langendal will be in the yard working in Tuesday and Wednesday, July 23 & 24. Please contact Karen in the j-club, so she can put your name down on the list.

Newby Regatta:  The Newby Regatta for Opti 2’s is on July 24th.  This is held during class time. We will have pizza and lemonade after racing with a award presentation on the back deck. Our “Newby” regattas are a fun way to introduce racing to a class who may not have raced before.  If you ant to watch them sail, viewing is from North Pier around 10AM. 

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The OPTI Club SERIES (OPTI 3 and ADV) will be on Wednesday, July 24th.  This is a switch on the calendar from July 16th .

PIRATE DAY will take place on Friday, July 26th.  Your sailors will have pirate adventures within their class time.  You can wear your best pirate gear and be ready to sail.

MYSTIC TRIP Mystic Seaport!  The trip to Mystic Seaport is July 30th.  This is available only to Opti III sailors and above.  We will be meeting at the North Ferry at 8:00 am and will then be taking a school bus to the Orient Ferry.  Another bus will pick them up on the other side and drive them to the Mystic Seaport Museum where they will spend the day.  If we have space available we will open up spots to Opti IIs on a first come, first serve basis. **Space for this trip is also limited, please let us know if you can come as soon as possible**    Permission slips for this event are on our website.  Go to the calendar and you will find in there.  Please print a copy of it and bring it to Karen ASAP.  Classes will take place on this day if your child does not go.

Lunch with the Director! This will be held every Friday afternoon at 12:30 on the back deck.  Please join Jeff to talk about the week.  He is there to answer questions and listen to feedback.

Looking ahead there will be a Windsurfing Clinic for adults and children on August 4th and 5th.

 Spirit Gear is available with Karen in the J-Club.

To see the JSP calendar, information about the lost and found or private lessons and other information visit our home page Junior Page