Nashville’s original sailing camp, hosted by Harbor Island Yacht Club (HIYC) on Old Hickory Lake, has been offered for youth every summer for more than 30 years. This year, it will be held for only four week-long sessions, beginning June 7, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
HIYC Sail Camp is intended for children and young people ages seven through 17. No experience is necessary. It is structured to build sailing skills in beginner to advanced sailors, introducing children and teens to sailing and sailboat racing. Campers learn on several different types of sailboats, including Optimist Prams (“Optis”), Lasers, and RS Zests and RS Fevas. Sailors are assigned to boats according to age and skill level. The program is taught by knowledgeable, trained young adults and caring counselors, all of whom are required to complete a full week of staff training. Instructors have US Sailing Instructor certification.
Begun as an all-volunteer effort in 1988, since 2003 HIYC Sail Camp is managed and supported by the Nashville Sailing Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non profit whose mission is to build life-long sailors. Donations are welcome at nashvillesailingfoundation.org.
The number of spots available is limited. Some campers attend for just one week and others sign up for all sessions. For more information and to register your campers for this summer, visit https://hiyc.org/sail-camp-2021.
For questions please contact: Kelley Severns, Summer Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 859-433-9623.