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WELCOME TO 2021 REGISTRATION!

Registrations will be accepted beginning January 1 from PYC MEMBERS and PYC waiting list applicants ONLY. From then until February 1, member sailors will be placed in the requested programs/sessions in the order in which registrations are received.

Registration for non-members will be accepted beginning February 1. From then on, all registrations, whether from members or others, will be placed in the order in which they are received.

• Scroll down to the Program Selection area to find a spreadsheet that shows how many slots are available for the program/session you want. That may save you from being disappointed to learn later that no openings exist.
• Many items on the form require a response. The software won’t accept your form if you leave any required item incomplete.
• Some items, like dates, phone numbers, etc., ask for a specific format. Please use that format.
• At the end please click the “I am not a robot” box.
• Clicking the SUBMIT button at the end completes your form.

You will receive an automatic e-mail confirming that we have received your registration. Within five working days you will receive a second e-mail regarding the status of your sailor. It will be sent to the e-mail address of the person who is doing the registration. If you don’t see the message, please check your junk mail folder.

If you have questions along the way, contact us:
• For questions about the program, session content, etc., email Junior Program Director Chris Morin <junior.director@pycme.net> or call (207) 781-9820 then *817 to reach the Junior Program.
• If you have a question about this form, call Kelley Rich (207) 781-9820.



JUNIOR SAILOR INFORMATION

SAILOR REGISTRATION NUMBER
If you are registering more than one sailor, check 1 for the first, 2 for the second, etc. We ask this so that, if we want to send a message to all parents, we send it to you only once.

Please complete in format MM/DD/YYYY. Be sure to include the slashes; without them the birthday doesn’t show in our data base.

T-SHIRT SIZE
Each sailor will receive a PYC Junior Sailor t-shirt. Please select the best fit from the list below.

In what years did this sailor participate in the PYC Program?

If you answer Yes, please contact Chris Morin, the Program Director, at (207) 899-2864 for a confidential discussion of the condition and what accommodations might be made to enable your sailor to participate.

The Portland Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program will make every effort to make accommodation. However, the Club may deny participation if in its sole judgment the Club believes the risk of injury to the child is high even with an accommodation.

FYI: Comfort in the water is a fundamental part of safe sailing. All junior sailors, regardless of age or number of years in the Program, are required to take a swim drill. Drill includes swimming in a bathing suit and shoes along the length of the junior float (50 ft), treading water for 30 seconds, and putting on a life jacket in the water. (Sailors in the Minnows program will wear life jackets in a modified drill.) There is a swim ladder that children can use to climb out of the water.
If children struggle they may retake the drill and coaches will offer support as needed.
The drill will take place on the first day of each session, so please plan accordingly: pack a towel, a dry bathing suit, and a second pair of shoes.
If this test would be a challenge for your sailor, please contact Program Director Chris Morin to discuss the situation (207) 899-2864.


PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION

Participation in the Junior Sailing Program must be authorized by an adult who has legal responsibility for the child, even if payment will be made by someone else.
Note: For phone numbers, please use the format (207) 555-1212. For States, use the drop-down list. For ZIP Codes, please use the five-digit format, e.g., 04101.

(###) ###-###
(###) ###-###
For Maine, choose ME at the top
For New Hampshire, choose NH
For Massachusetts, choose MA
Please use 3 digits

PLEASE LIST TWO CONTACTS IN EVENT OF EMERGENCY (OTHER THAN YOURSELF):

FIRST EMERGENCY OPTION:

Do not use your name.
(###) ###-####
Do not use your phone #
(###) ###-####

Alternate Phone is optional, but if used, must be different from Preferred Phone.

SECOND EMERGENCY OPTION:

Do not use your name.
(###) ###-####
Do not use your phone #
(###) ###-####

COMMUNICATION

Your e-mail address is automatically added to the PYC Junior Sailing mailing list for newsletters and other general communication.
If you would like other family members, guardian or caregiver added to our list, please add their information below.
Please alert those you enter that you have included their email addresses. We are allowed to send mail only to those who are willing to receive it.


What kind of boating do you do? (Check all that apply)


PROGRAM SELECTION

• Please review the Program Descriptions on our web site carefully. Some programs have prerequisites and other suggestions that are included in the descriptions.

• All classes operate Monday through Friday.
- Full-day classes begin at 9:00 AM and end at 4:00 PM.
- Half-day morning programs begin at 9:00 AM and end at 12:00.
- Half-day afternoon programs begin at 1:00 PM and end at 4:00 PM.

Please allow extra time for morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up, in order to navigate the tight road to PYC. And drive slowly — kids are in the parking lot.

• For safety and quality of instruction, each program has a maximum limit on the number of participants per session.

• While the STEM option may be attractive to sailors of any age, only those who meeting the prerequisites for the Adventure program may register for a STEM session.

• If the Program Director feels your sailor would do better in a program other than what you choose, he or a coach will contact you to discuss the choices.

• Each program shows the typical age range of participants. As they grow in skills and experience, they move up to the next level. However, some sailors may not have the skills and experience to fit in a program for their age group. If that is the case for your sailor, please call the Junior Sailing Director, Chris Morin, (207) 781-9820 then *817.

Here is the full schedule as a reference:

Session I: 2 weeks Mon 6/21 - Fri 7/2
Session 2: 2 weeks Mon 7/5 - Fri 7/16
Session 3: 2 weeks Mon 7/19 - Fri 7/30
Session 4: 2 weeks Mon 8/2 - Fri 8/13

Minnows: 1 week Mon 8/16 - Fri 8/20 Half-day AM or half-day PM

Travel Race Team: 8 weeks Mon 6/21 - Fri 8/13

The table below shows the current registrations for each program and session. If a program/session is full, you may still select it, but your sailor will be put on a waiting list. Openings develop only occasionally; when one does, it’s often very close to the beginning of the session. You may want to explore other programs/sessions now. If so, contact Chris Morin at <etchellsfleet27@gmail.com>

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Select Program and Session(s) – After checking availability (above)

Session 1: 2 weeks (6/21-7/2)

Session 2: 2 weeks (7/5-7/16)

Session 3: 2 weeks (7/19-7/30)

Session 4: 2 weeks (8/2 - 8/13)


PRAM BEGINNER MORNING (Ages 7-8) - HALF DAY


PRAM BEGINNER AFTERNOON (Ages 7-8) - HALF DAY


OPTI BEGINNER / NOVICE (Ages 8-11) - FULL DAY


OPTI INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED (Ages 10-12) - FULL DAY


OPTI GREEN (Ages 9-12) - FULL DAY


ADVENTURE (Ages 12-17) - FULL DAY

Please read the note in the PROGRAM SELECTION text (above) about limits on registering for a STEM session.


420 (Ages 10-17) - FULL DAY


MINNOWS (Ages 6-7) - HALF DAY (8/16-8/20)


Travel Race Teams 6/21 - 8/13. (8-week commitment recommended).
We expect to have both Opti and 420 Race Teams. Race Staff will discuss with the sailor’s parent to decide which team would better fit the sailor’s skills and interests.

OPTI RACE BOAT CHARTER
PYC has a limited number of Optis available for charter for race team participants, available on a first come-first served basis. The charter includes one of the club's newest Opti with class legal sails. The cost will be $500. No pro-rating will be done if your sailor does not use the boat for the entire 8-week program.
Check “Yes” below to have a chartered Opti. If none are available, we will let you know.


PARENT SUPPORT FOR RACE PROGRAM
I understand that as a parent or guardian of a participant in a Race Program, I am expected to provide volunteer support for the regattas both “home” and “away.” Support may include (but is not limited to) hauling race boats and/or equipment to a regatta or chaperoning my sailor’s team at a regatta.
If there are obstacles or reasons why you would be unable to volunteer for some or all activities, please explain below.


PROGRAM PRICE AND FEES

Please consult the tables below to determine the price for the program and session(s) you have selected.
• Use the Member Price rows if the sailor is the child or grandchild of a PYC member or a person on the PYC Waiting List.
• There is a special discounted price for full-day Session 1 program.
• Use the Non-Member Price rows for all others.
• Race Team prices are based on the full 8-week program. Some adjustment will be made for those whose commit is less than the full session.

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Find the price for the session(s) you have selected.



HOW TO PAY

Full payment is due no later than June 1.

PAYMENT BY MEMBERS
When your sailor has been confirmed, the Junior Sailing Program fee will be billed to your member account. The charge will appear on your monthly statement.

PAYMENT BY NON-MEMBERS
You may pay by check or credit card. The link to PLASTIQ to pay securely online by credit card is on our website or call our Bookkeeper for instructions. NOTE: in addition to the program fee, PLASTIQ charges up to 2.5% for credit card processing. Checks should be made payable to "Portland Yacht Club” and mailed to 40 Old Powerhouse Road, Falmouth, ME 04105.

CONSEQUENCE OF LATE PAYMENT
If payment is not made on time, you risk losing the registration slot, which could then be filled from our waiting list.
No sailor will be allowed to begin the program until payment has been made in full.

REFUNDS
A complete refund will be granted if the request is made more than four (4) week prior to the program start date.
A 50% refund will be granted if the request is made four (4) weeks or less prior to the start of the program.
A 25% refund will be granted if the request is made two (2) weeks or less prior to the program start date.
No refunds will be granted after the program start date.
No refund will be granted if a sailor is dismissed due to behavorial misconduct for violations of safety requirements.
In the case of all refunds, PYC will keep $50 to cover the administrative costs.

For questions regarding your invoice and payment, please contact Kelley Rich, PYC Club Manager, at (207) 781-9820 Ext. 10, <manager@pycme.net>.

To withdraw your sailor from the program and request a refund, please contact Chris Morin, Jr. Sailing Program Director, <junior.director@pycme.net>. To be sure you receive your refund in a timely manner, please copy the Club Manager.

For Maine, choose ME
For New Hampshire, choose NH
For Massachusetts, choose MA
For all others, choose from the rest of the list.

AUTHORIZATIONS

I certify that all of the information on this registration form is current and correct.

I acknowledge that I have read and understand the mission and purposes of the Junior Sailing Program.

I acknowledge that the Portland Yacht Club may deny entry into the Junior Sailing Program for any reason it deems sufficient. I also understand that the Club may suspend or terminate my child’s participation in the Junior Sailing Program for any violation of the rules of the Program or the rules of the Club.

I authorize the staff and volunteers of the Portland Yacht Club to obtain emergency medical treatment for my child if that should become necessary. I understand that I will be responsible for payment for any such emergency treatment.

I acknowledge that participation in the sport of sailing or in any activity, regatta or event sponsored and/or sanctioned by the Portland Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program may involve substantial risk to my child's body. I hereby waive and release any and all right and claim that I or my child may have against Portland Yacht Club, its officers, directors, agents, servants, employees, and members, for any and all injuries suffered by my child arising out of his or her participation in the PYC Junior Sailing Program. This includes traveling to, participating in, or returning from an event sponsored and/or sanctioned by the Junior Sailing Program. I further agree that my child and I will abide by the rules of the Portland Yacht Club while on its premises.

As consideration for the Portland Yacht Clubʼs acceptance of my child to participate in the Junior Sailing Program, I hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Portland Yacht Club for any damage which my child, his or her boat, or crew, may cause to any boat or equipment whether owned outright by PYC or leased or borrowed for the Junior Sailing Program. I promise, covenant and agree to be fully liable for all costs and expenses for any and all property damage or loss to both real and/or personal property caused by the intentional or negligent act of my child.

PARENT/GUARDIAN CONFIRMATION
By clicking “I understand and agree” below, I signify that I agree to the terms and conditions above. Typing my name in the field below the box is the equivalent of my signature.


The Portland Yacht Club, Falmouth Maine, appreciate your registration of your young sailor.

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