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

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May 2019

First Mates Social

May 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

First Mates...Join the fun on May 14th for a "Yes Way Rose" Tasting at the home of Robin Spence 13612 Emerald Cove Ct 6pm to 8pm It's a Pink Out Evening so please wear PINK! First Mates are encouraged to bring an appetizer to share. The Rose tastings will be provided for the evening. RSVP by 5/10

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June 2019

First Mates Harbour Cruise

June 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Queens Harbour Lagoon, 1131 Queens Harbour Blvd 32225 + Google Map

From 6pm to 7pm everyone will enjoy cocktails and appetizers on the marina docks. From 7pm to 8pm all Captains who have volunteered will cruise the harbour for a really fun evening with guest on board. Please contact Judy Ellis if you can help captain a group of ladies on the harbour. Please RSVP with Judy if you'd like to hop on board for a cruise.

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August 2019

First Mates

August 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

RSVP to Judy Ellis

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November 2019

Monte Carlo Night

November 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Please   join us for  an evening of  Black-Jack and Texas-Holdem Bring an appetizer to share. Prizes! Space is limited to 40 ladies Make a reservation by 11-1. Deliver a check for $15 to the Grigg's House

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March 2020

First Mates

March 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The theme for March is Quick & Easy Appetizers! Your hostess will be demonstrating a couple of her "go-to" appetizers that she replies on when she needs to make something quickly! Please bring one of your favorite appetizers, whether sweet or savory, along with one recipe card of your dish so that others can snap a photo on their cellphone. If you don't cook and would rather bring wine, that's fine too!   RSVP for location with Judy

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July 2021

QHYC First Mates Meet Up

July 12, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

One of the few First Mates events that the Captains can attend. 6p-8p Cost: Self Pay RSVP by July 5th to: Judy Ellis

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