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Cruising Coordinator 
Sail Chicago 


Tuesday May 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM CDT
Sunday August 19, 2012 at 12:00 AM CDT

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Belmont Harbor 
300 West Belmont Street
Chicago, IL 60657

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Introduction to Cruising 

Introduction to Cruising Class:  The class is open to any member who has completed a sailing class.  Whether you are just interested in finding out what it's like to sail a larger boat, you are on track to become a skipper, or you are thinking about chartering a sailboat in an exotic locale, this is the class for you (skipper candidates must possess a Sail Chicago Skippercard).
This course is designed to teach the basics of operating a larger sailboat with an inboard motor. In addition to a review of sailing skills, students will be introduced to reefing a larger sail, docking, motoring, anchoring, inboard diesel operation, VHF radio, nautical charts (maps) and crew coordination. 
Currently we have the following sessions confirmed and we are working on opening up a few more.

Session #1 - May    FULL
Tues  6 PM                    Thur   6 PM
5/22                                  5/24
5/29                                  5/31
Session #2 - June    FULL
Tues   6 PM                    Sat  8:30 AM
6/19                                      6/23
6/26                                      6/30
Session #3 - July      FULL
Tues  6 PM                     Sat  8:30 AM
7/10                                       7/14
7/17                                       7/21
Session #4 - August
Dates and times TBA

Hunter 34

  Hunter 34