You do not need to be a member of Pequot Yacht Club to sail with TeamPequot. You are welcome to bring your own boat or charter a boat from Pequot (Optimist, Skiff, Feva or 420). If looking to charter an ILCA (formerly Laser), there are a number of available options in the area to charter from, including The Boat Locker in Bridgeport.
Here's how the program works:
Registration runs through the beginning of the second session of the program (July 18, 2022).
*Registration Fee is Non Refundable after April 1st*
Registration fees are non-refundable*. During the registration flow, you must execute the Junior Sailing Association Waiver; you will be redirected to the JSA-LIS site to create an account with JSA and to electronically sign the Waiver, which covers both Pequot and JSA participation.
You do not have to be a Pequot Yacht Club member to enroll, but you will need a club sponsor. If you don't have a club sponsor, please indicate so when prompted during the registration process. Participation by non-members is not guaranteed, but every effort is made to accommodate any child who has an interest in the program
A non-member grandchild may be automatically sponsored by a member grandparent.
Registration is first-come, first served. A wait list will be established when class size caps are met.
In addition to the registration fee, you will be charged a Program Fee according to the table below. You will be billed in March - June. The Program Fee must be paid in full prior to partipating in the program. You may supply your own boat or charter from PYC. See fee details below.
Mornings: 8:45 am to 12:00 pm
Ages: 9 to 15 (8 y.o. upon application)
Afternoons: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages: 11 to 18:
Big Boat Program
(5:30-8:30pm - 1-2 practices/week - nights vary)
**Open to afternoon sailors 13+**
Member & Non-member; full 8-week season: $310
**Refundable Damage Deposit - $150**
Junior Mentor/Instructor Program
(8:45-12pm - 2-3 day/week commitment)
**Open to afternoon sailors 13+ familiar with sailing Optimists**
Member & Non-member Program Shirt Fee: $20
**Every sailor (team) needs a boat. You are welcome to supply your own boat or may charter Optimists, Skiffs, RS Fevas and 420's through PYC. We do not offer ILCA (formerly Laser) charters, but there are a number of businesses in the are that offer summer ILCA charters.**
A limited number of Optimists, Skiffs, Fevas and 420s are available for charter to members and non-members (same fee applies regardless of membership status). Priority goes to eight-week charters, regardless of registration date. A charter agreement must be signed by the participant and the participant parent. Two-person boats (Feva and 420) must sign two charter agreements. Boat charter fees are per person, not per boat.
**Refundable Damage Deposit - $250**
Instruction, facility use, program costs, boat storage fee, training, entry fees at Pequot and JSA regattas, JSA membership dues, US Sailing membership dues (for afternoon racers), program t-shirt, commissioning party, and the end-of-season award banquet (for the participant; family members at additional cost).
TeamPequot sailors may purchase lunch from Galley; items purchased are billed to parents monthly.
Private lessons, off-Sound regattas entry fees and additional coaching, non-PYC clinics, and state/dues taxes are not included in the program fee, and are billed to parents monthly.
No Program Fee refunds after June 1.
In order for a sailor to start Program, all fees must be paid in full prior to the first day of the Program.
* See COVID-19 page.
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