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2020 Adult Sailing Classes

  • Everyone is happy to be back together on the first day of Waterlilies 2017!

Waterlilies 2020

Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 situation, we will not be running the Waterlilies program in 2020. 

Once again, this VERY popular program helping women learn to sail (and race) in a relaxed environment is on our QYC calendar for this coming summer.

Classes are scheduled for Friday mornings from 9:45 to Noon, on the following dates:

July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, August 7th & Aug. 14th. We will meet on the Harbor House deck, as usual.

We request a donation from each participating Waterlilies student: QYC Members, $200 and Non-Members, $300.

This year we are implementing a two-step process to manage the size of the class. We hope to be able to accommodate all those interested, but in case we cannot, please follow this procedure:

  1. Non-members interested in registering should email alirodin@gmail.com before sending in a check. Once we know the number of members registered, we will open the remaining spots for registration to non-members.
  2. When you hear from us that you have a spot, you can send in a check to confirm your registration.

Safety Information: Bring a Coast Guard approved life jacket, sun screen, cell phone, water and a hat. Life jackets are required for all participants when on the water.

Thank you to all our experienced volunteer instructors who share their time, boats, and love of sailing with us; without you this program could not happen. Also, sign up if you can ferry students to their sailboats and act as a chase boat.

We welcome “lifers” and new members alike to join in the fun. Interested students please email Ali Rodin at: alirodin@gmail.com  to reserve your spot.

Keep an eye out for Waterlilies email blasts coming soon!!

Ali Rodin and Betsy Zimmerli, and Sally Reid. Waterlilies Chairs





  • Private Lessons for Adults: QYC offers private lessons for adults after Sailing Program class hours, in accordance with instructor availability. Contact Quentin Chafee at quentinchafee@gmail.com or call/text(401) 793-1017, for information on pricing and availability.