Sail Camp

Preparation for Sail Camp 2021 

Update 12/29/20:

The CSC Board is continuing to monitor the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic and preparing plans for 2021.  At this time, we have not made a decision about the status of Sail Camp for 2021.  Factors we must consider include: trends and projections for case rates and positivity, effectiveness of proposed mitigation measures, potential government restrictions on recreational activities, the ongoing cancellation of all certification classes for new instructors by US Sailing (insufficient staff), and contractor delays in the renovation of critical camp facilities caused by the pandemic (insufficient docks).  As we face this decision we will continue to make preparations as normal.  We expect to have a decision by the end of February and hopefully sooner so that we may all plan our summer activities.  In the meantime, Thank You for your patience and stay safe.

Please email me at with any concerns, questions or suggestions.

Concord Sailing Center (CSC) would like to invite all our old friends and new campers for a great summer of sailing. Please fill out the registration forms as soon as possible after March 1 to reserve a place in the program. To maintain the highest quality of instruction possible, there is a limit to the number of campers that we can accept for each session and must consider applications on a first-come, first-serve basis. (Note: CYC members’ children and grandchildren are given registration priority until April 1st.) Cost of camp includes a variety of possible discounts and you will find that information listed below. Do not delay sending the application.

In addition to our regular programs for all levels of instruction, we are continuing with a one-week special session for “expert” training during Session 1. This is a more intensive program for our advanced 420 students in which we plan to cover sail theory, rig tuning, spinnaker work, race management, protest procedures and anything else our instructors can think to throw at you in addition to the regular exercises in precision execution, racing strategy and tactics.


Click the registration form on the right and enter the information. You will receive a confirmation email immediately. After manually confirming your information we will send you an invoice by email which you can pay by check or online. Instructions for online payments will be in the email. Payment will consist of a $50 non-refundable deposit due immediately and the balance of the payment due by May 17 (Parent Meeting). Registrations made after the Parent Meeting are not eligible for discounts. All payments must be made in full before attending camp. We’ve had to start waiting lists the last couple of years, and priority will be given to those who have already paid in full.

Parent Volunteers will be required to check the calendar for available slots and specify their top two choices. Our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to confirm your date and time.


Sail Camp is open to all children 8-16 years old. The only requirements are that they have an interest in sailing and MUST demonstrate the ability to swim 50 yards, using any stroke and without life jacket, in sailing clothing, including shoes. Sailing instruction is provided for beginners through advanced levels by US Sailing certified instructors. The instructors are assisted by Teaching Assistants and Volunteers from the Concord Yacht Club and UT Sailing Club. All off-water activities such as lunches, snacks, and afternoon games, are organized and supervised by our Shore Director. A fleet of Optimist, Fusion, Open Skiffs and Club420 sail boats are used for on-the-water sail training.


The 2021 Sail Camp is offering four, one-week sessions in June. Sail Camp hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Friday runs longer due to a regatta or parade that parents and family members are invited to observe. As well, a dinner and awards ceremony follows until about 7:00pm. Attendance to the later ceremony is not mandatory, but an invitation, and has proven to be a great way to recognize the campers accomplishments during the week.


Tuition rates are all-inclusive and we offer a variety of discount packages. This covers one week of instruction, refreshments, snacks, a camp T-shirt and a group photo. Campers must provide their own lunches.

Several discounts are available to reduce the total cost of enrollment. All discounts expire at the Parents’ Meeting unless paid in full prior to this time. Any fees paid after this time, including late registrations, are not eligible for discounts.

We welcome parents to assist us with on-shore support, boat maintenance, errands, general help, snack and lunch time supervision, and afternoon activities. Parent Volunteers will receive a $35 discount off the tuition fees. We are asking parents that wish to volunteer to sign-up for a one half-day (4 hours) time slot per week for each camper they register. Parent volunteers are asked to check for available time slots on the Volunteers Page. Volunteers who are willing and able to come for more than a single slot are always welcome, but do not receive additional discounts.

CYC members receive a $35 discount off the tuition fee for each child or grandchild registered in the program.

Junior Members include any campers who participated in a CSC program within the last year, such as Sail Camp, Youth Sailing, High School Sailing or Sea Scouts.  Junior Members receive a $35 discount off of each session.

Campers also receive a $35 discount for each additional session they register for. This discount applies to their second (and third) sessions.

Opti Upgrades for 2021!

We’ve updated the Opti fleet with all new boats for our youngest sailors.  Don’t let their small size fool you.  These are the most widely sailed junior boats in the world.  Come and enjoy the fun.

2021 Summer Sessions
Session 1: May 31-June 4

All levels (plus special advanced program)

Session 2: June 7-11

All levels

Session 3: June 14-18

All levels

Session 4: June 21-25

All levels

Tuition: $350.00

CYC Member: -$35.00
Junior Member: -$35.00
Parent Volunteer: -$35.00
Multiple Sessions: -$35.00


A limited number of full and partial need-based scholarships are available, with preference given to first time campers. For additional information, contact us at, indicate scholarship request in subject line.

(registration opens March 1)

Registration Form

Staff Applications

Parent Volunteer Calendar

Parent Handbook 2021

Scholarship Application Form

Mailing Address

Sail Camp 2021
P.O. Box 22781
Knoxville, TN 37933


Remember to read the Parent Handbook if you are new to Sail Camp, it will answer many of your questions. For additional questions or concerns contact:

Sail Camp Director

Jeff Gamey


Concord Sailing Center would like to thank our generous sponsors for their donations to Sail Camp 2021. Please be sure to let them know you appreciate their contributions to your children’s summer fun.