Youth Sailing

Youth Sailing

What could be better than a week of LEARNING TO SAIL,


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 ((FULL))

Session 2: June 8 - June 12    PYS all levels ((FULL))

Session 3: June 15– June 19 Baylor/PYS* all levels ((FULL))

Session 4: June 22 - June 26 – McCallie/GPS/PYS* all levels  ((FULL))

Session 5: July 13 - July 17      PYS all levels

Session 6: July 20 - July 24      PYS all levels 

Several sessions are taught in conjunction with McCallie, Baylor and GPS which each has dedicated weeks.  More weeks will be added if the demand is sufficient.

Cost:  $250 per session per student.  Discounts are available for: multiple sessions, multiple participating siblings from the same family and those needing scholarships.   Checks payable to:  Privateer Youth Sailing.  Note that each student will receive a Camp Tee Shirt.

Click HERE for Summer Sail Camp Release Forms


For additional information

call Steve George, Organizational Director:   423-624-7858 (h)   423-667-2493 (c)

or, e-mail Steve George -

Bob Bissell, Shore Director:  423-344-0128; e-mail

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 cheap accutane opportunity to become counselors and instructors.

There must be completed

Registration & Release Forms for each Student.




AND, we have FLYING JUNIORS which take two sailors.

An OPTI sailor must be under 15 years of age to visit web site 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 we like it 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.