SPRING:  April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, and June 1, 2019 - SPRING CLASS IS FULL

FALL:  September 7, 14, 21, 28 and October 5 & 12, 2019 -  FALL CLASS IS FULL

SPRING 2020:  April 18, 25, and May 2, 9, 16, 23

All Classes are on Saturdays from 9 am until noon.

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Privateer Sailing Education Foundation (PSEF a Non-Profit) was established to provide sailing education at Privateer Yacht Club. Teaching Adults to learn to sail has always been a part of the PYC mission statement. PSEF is a separate organization that functions symbiotically with PYC. It organizes and delivers sailing education for adults and children, as well as the physically challenged. 

PSEF offers spring and fall classes to take advantage of the most favorable sailing weather in the Chattanooga area. Class size is limited to 6 students.

The Adult Learn to Sail class is designed for adults who have never sailed before, or have had limited experience. The course teaches the art of sailing, a sport you can enjoy participating in for your entire life. It includes the following:

  1. Safety
  2. Rigging and care of a sailboat
  3. Nautical terminology
  4. Rules of the road
  5. Leaving the dock correctly
  6. Sailing to windward, leeward, and on a reach
  7. Returning to the dock
  8. Reading the wind, including direction and velocity
  9. Basic knot-tying

The course is taught on Lake Chickamauga using the facilities of Privateer Yacht Club, Located at 4713 Privateer Rd, Hixson TN. We use boats owned by the foundation, such as the Flying Scot (a 19-foot Dinghy for 2-3 people), Fusion (13 feet, for 1-2 people), and member owned keelboats.

Instructors are trained and certified by US Sailing, our national sailing authority.  

In the event of cancellation due to weather we will attempt to re-schedule.

If you desire to participate, print and fill out the enrollment form (click here) and send it along with a check to PSEF,    PO Box 1041, Hixson TN 37343. Also e-mail Tim Chambers your intentions.

For more information, contact Tim Chambers: - 423-718-3704


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Upcoming Events

Junior Olympic Regatta21 Sep 201912:00AM
Adult Learn to SAil21 Sep 201909:00AM - 12:00PM
Junior Olympic Regatta21 Sep 201912:00AM
Sept. Sunset Series25 Sep 201906:00PM - 09:00PM
Adult Learn to SAil28 Sep 201909:00AM - 12:00PM
Saturday PHRF Races28 Sep 201901:00PM -
Club-wide Social28 Sep 201905:00PM - 10:00PM
Dinghy One Design & Portsmouth Race29 Sep 201902:30PM -

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