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Colgate 26 Racing Coordinator 
Sail Chicago 


Wednesday July 3, 2013 at 5:30 PM CDT
Wednesday August 7, 2013 at 10:00 PM CDT

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

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Colgate 26 Racing - July Series #2

The Colgate 26 Racing Program  provides sailors with an opportunity to pit their sailing skills against other skippers and crews in the exciting forum of Wednesday night racing at Monroe Harbor. Sailors will learn the basic rules of racing, helmsmanship, advanced sail trim, flying the spinnaker, and working together as a team bring your boat across the finish line fast, safe, and in style.

The course includes a pre-racing seminar and two weeks of training before the racing begins.  Sailors new to racing may sign up as crew, experienced skippers may sign up as individuals, or consider reserving the boat for an entire series (month)and recruit their own crew.

July Series:  July 3, July 10,  July 24, July 31, August 7  (5 weeks)

Pre-Sail Orientation: Monday, April 29th.

Practice Sessions: May 8th, May 15th, May 22nd

Join our racing fleet of four Colgate 26’s and their crews of 5 and learn how to work the foredeck, trim the jib, trim the main, work the halyards in the pit, and take the helm, and when you’re not busy, hanging out on the weather rail to balance the boat.


Skipper: Sail Chicago Skippers with racing experience or sailors new to Sail Chicago with equivalent racing  experience.

Crew: Must have completed one on-the-water sailing course or equivalent experience.

What’s Included: Pre-Racing Orientation Seminar (date TBD), U.S. Sailing’s Racing Rules of Sailing, three sessions of on the water racing training, 5 weeks of Wednesday night races, July 3, 10,  24, 31, and August 3.  New members and Sail Into Summer: this course is in addition to your Basic, Intermediate, or Skipper Training sailing class.

Cost: $100 per four week series per individual; $400 for a skipper to reserve the boat for a four week session. If you reserve the boat, your crew is subject to the eligibility requirements above.

Cancellation, Refund, and Class Makeup Policy

Race week 1 C26 Aurora racing

 C26 spinnaker