ADULT LEARN TO SAIL COURSE
Dates for the five-week Fall 2021 course are:
September 12, 19, 26, October 3, and 10, 2021
All classes are on Sundays from 9am until noon
The 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, so please register early. We will
invoice you for the course fee.
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:
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 in 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 perhaps a keel
Instructors are trained and certified by US Sailing, the national sailing authority.
In the event of cancellation due to weather we will attempt to re-schedule.
For more information, contact Tim Chambers