What could be better than a week of LEARNING TO SAIL,
IMPROVING YOUR SAILING SKILLS, and MAKING NEW FRIENDS
at Privateer Yacht Club on beautiful Lake Chicamauga?
Curriculum: Students are taught to sail in club owned boats ranging in size from 8 to 15 feet. In addition to sailing, students will learn & do: boat rigging & launching; knot tying; rules & boating safety; paddling (kayaks, paddleboards & canoes); hiking & swimming.
Requirements: Students must be 8 to 17 years old, pass a swim test, have their own life jacket and bring lunch. Beverages & snacks are provided.
Schedule: Camp sessions are one week long (Monday through Friday)
and run from 8:45 am to 4 pm.
Session 1: June 1 - June 5 PYS all levels
Session 2: June 8 - June 12 PYS all levels
Session 3: June 15– June 19 Baylor/PYS* all levels
Session 4: June 22 - June 26 – McCallie/GPS/PYS* all levels
Session 5: July 13 - July 17 PYS all levels
For additional information
call Steve George, Organizational Director: 423-624-7858 (h) 423-667-2493 (c)
Club Phone Number: 423-877-9411 *
Club Address: 4713 Privateer Road, Hixson, TN 37377
* The Club does not have a full time staff. Therefore the phone goes to an answering machine. During Sail camp it is usually answered.
Additional Information: Our staff consists of US Sailing certified Instructors and counselors. US Sailing is the national administrator of sailing in the USA. No more than 6 students are assigned per instructor. As students grow up in the program, they too will be given the opportunity to become counselors and instructors.
There must be completed
Registration & Release Forms for each Student.
WE OFFER OPTI and/or LASER INSTRUCTION.
AND, we have FLYING JUNIORS which take two sailors.
An OPTI sailor must be under 15 years of age to participate in regattas.
An OPTI is a small single-handed sailing dinghy.
Age and weight are determining factors in whether you should sail an OPTI.
A LASER is a one-design boat with a length of 13 feet 10.5 inches.
A LASER can be sailed by one or two persons.
Generally, a youngster from nine to fourteen years old and weighing less than 110 pounds would sail an OPTI.
A teenager from fourteen and up who weighs over 110 pounds would sail a LASER.
Choose the week or weeks that you prefer,
but note that enrollment is limited to the first 16 OPTI and 10 LASER sailors
that sign up per week.