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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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Skipper Training (August) 

Skipper Training provides sailors with an opportunity to solidify material learned in Basic and Intermediate Sailing courses. The purpose of the course is to develop the additional skills required to skipper a boat on your own. New members who have sailed a boat on their own may enroll in this course as part of their New Member Package.  Successful completion of this course is required in order to qualify to reserve and sail our boats on your own.

This course enhances your small boat handling skills, including harbor sailing, mooring departures and returns under sail, crew overboard recovery, crew coordination, and heavy weather sailing tactics. You will review weather, safety on the water, and Sail Chicago procedures.

Skipper skills will be evaluated throughout the fourlesson course. Completion of the course with demonstration of adequate mastery of the required skipper skills may satisfy the onthewater portion of the basic keelboat checkout requirements, subject to Instructor recommendation. Your onthewater evaluation is integrated into the Skipper Prep Course.

Skipper Training classes are held on our small keelboats (Rhodes 19 and Ideal 18) in busy Monroe Harbor 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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