Sail Camp


Welcome to Sail Camp 2019! 

Registration is now open.  I look forward to seeing you all this summer.

I’m amazed and humbled by your response to our efforts.  Registration has been so high that I’m going to have to open a fourth week of camp instead of our usual informal extended sail.

Week 1 – wait listing 8-9 year olds

Week 2 – wait listing 8-11 year olds

Week 3 – fully open

Week 4 – fully open


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.

Registration

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 19 (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.

Eligibility

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 Bic and Club420 sail boats are used for on-the-water sail training.

Time

The 2019 Sail Camp is offering three, 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.

Cost

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 2019!

We’ve updated the Opti fleet with bright new colorful sails and rigging 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.

2019 Summer Sessions
Session 1: June 3-7

All levels (plus special advanced program)

Session 2: June 10-14

All levels

Session 3: June 17-21

All levels

Session 4: June 24-28

All levels


Tuition: $350.00
Discounts

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

Scholarships

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 concordsail@gmail.com, indicate scholarship request in subject line.


Forms (registration opens March 1)

Registration Form

Staff Applications

Parent Volunteer Calendar

Parent Handbook 2019

Scholarship Application Form


Mailing Address

Sail Camp 2019
P.O. Box 22781
Knoxville, TN 37933


Contact

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
concordsail@gmail.com
865.599.0820


Sponsors

Concord Sailing Center would like to thank our generous sponsors for their donations to Sail Camp 2019. Please be sure to let them know you appreciate their contributions to your children’s summer fun.