Established in 2014, the First Mates Program provides ladies of QHYC with an eclectic array of activities each month.  Through our monthly social gatherings, the ladies develop friendships and become involved with Yacht Club events and committees, community outreach programs and various projects.  Sometimes the group just engages in a fun activity to get to know each other better!

If you are looking for a fun and interesting group to become involved with, join the Yacht Club and become a First Mate!  The good news is that you don’t even have to own a boat to join, and you get to attend lots of awesome events!

For more information or to RSVP for upcoming First Mates events, contact Judy Ellis, QHYC First Mates Coordinator at


First Mates Photos

October 2018 First Mates

First Mates Helm Training

September 2018 First Mates

July 2018 First Mates

May 2018 First Mates

April 2018 First Mates

March 2018 First Mates

February 2018 First Mates

January 2018 First Mates

December 2017 First Mates

November 2017 First Mates

October 2017 First Mates

September 2017 First Mates

August 2017 First Mates

July 2017 First Mates

June 2017 First Mates

May 2017 First Mates

April 2017 First Mates

March 2017 First Mates


2017 Events

December TBD


Monday, July 17

Beach Life Mosaics, 6-9 PM;

Sliders Restaurant, 218- First St., Neptune Beach

Projects range from $26- $43. Website:


Monday, August 14

Evening Bowling – Beach Bowl, 6pm to 8pm.

Cost- $11 ea. – 2 games and shoes


2017 Past Events

June:  Charity Event for Gabriel House at Mayo

May:  Evening Harbour Cruise Hosted by QHYC Captains

April:  Social Gathering at QH Pool Lanai

March:  Wine Glass Painting Social

February: The Art of Kokedama

January:  Happy New Year White Elephant Gift Exchange