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Instruction Coordinator 
Sail Chicago 


Saturday August 4, 2012 at 9:00 AM CDT
Friday August 31, 2012 at 1:00 PM CDT

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Monroe Harbor 
400 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603-6493

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Intermediate Sailing (August) 

Intermediate Sailing is the follow-up to Basic Sailing and is also designed for sailors who have some experience at the helm of a small to medium sized keelboat.  This course prepares you to skipper a sailboat boat under the guidance of an instructor or experienced sailor, both on Lake Michigan and in busy Monroe Harbor.

This course is designed to develop your boat handling skills, harbor sailing, and crew management abilities. You will review basic sailing skills and expand your knowledge of points of sail, sail trim, weather, and right-of-way rules.   You will learn close-quarters boat handling, reducing sail (reefing), anchoring, crew overboard recovery and safety/emergency/rescue techniques.

If you are taking Basic Sailing as a new sailor and want to enhance your skills this summer, you may add Intermediate sailing in a subsequent session.  This course is an important part of the process of obtaining your Sail Chicago Basic Keelboat Qualification and is a prerequisite to enrolling in the Skipper Training class.

Intermediate Sailing classes are held on our Rhodes 19s and Ideal 18s with a maximum class size of three students.  Classes meet once per week for four weeks or twice per week for two weeks.  You must provide your own lifejacket.

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