Port Madison Yacht Club

Swallows and Amazons sail camp for Opti intermediate thru advanced, Age 8-13, 08/07-08/11 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • 08/07/2017
  • 9:00 AM
  • 08/11/2017
  • 3:00 PM
  • PMYC
  • 10

Swallows and Amazons sail camp for Opti intermediate and advanced sailors.

This week long 9:00 - 3:00 camp is inspired by the children's adventure books of the same name.

This camp offers kids who've learned the basics of sailing a chance to continue to enjoying time around water and boats without the need to focus on racing as "what comes next". Continued skills development for each sailor will remain a focus of instructors, but this will be done in the context of "simply messing about in boats". And it will not all be boat time. Depending on weather and other variables, we look forward to exploring sailing to places in and near Port Madison where kids can explore, go for a hike in the woods, play some outdoor games, and try out new things, like making fire, building shelter, finding food in the wild, observing nature, and so on. In the Swallows and Amazons series, boats are a vehicle for adventure and discovery in the great outdoors, and that is what this camp is all about.

Any Opti sailors who have already participated in intermediate or higher level offerings are eligible. Developing beginners who are ready to progress to the intermediate level may also be qualified. This may include new sailors who have recently completed our June Beginner Opti Sailing school program, but it will depend on the student. If you expect your new sailor is likely to become a "water rat", and you think they are likely to progress to appropriate skills in time for one of the Swallows and Amazons camps, feel free to register and we will check in during the season to see how your sailor is progressing.


1. - Bainbridge Aquatic Center swim license or equivalent.

2. - All PMYC camps are "bring your own boat", but we do have Opti's avaiable to rent for an additional $50.00 for this camp.

Camp runs 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM M-F (5 days)

Cost for non-members $275.00 (plus rental if needed)

Cost for members $225.00 (plus rental if needed)


If you have questions, please email our program coordinator, Frank Renna at sailingschool@portmadisonyc.org


The following forms will need to be completed and on file prior to participation (except the boat rental form which is only required for those renting PMYC provided boats)

PMYC Sailing School Waiver.pdf

PMYC Sailing School medical release and code of conduct agreement.pdf

For renters of PMYC boats only:

PMYC sailboat usage agreement.pdf


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