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Lead Sailing Instructor 
Sail Chicago 


Saturday May 25, 2013 at 1:00 PM CDT
Thursday August 22, 2013 at 1:00 PM CDT

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Monroe Harbor 
400 E Monroe Street
Chicago, IL

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Colgate 26 Orientation/Checkout 

COLGATE 26 Orientation/Checkout is open to Sail Chicago members who are already qualified to sail our Rhodes 19s and Ideal 18s (Skippercard holders). This course will enable skippers to gain familiarity with the sailing characteristics of a larger boat.  You will learn about equipment not found on our smaller boats, including reefing and roller furling systems, winches, and VHF radio.  You will gain experience using the outboard motor to leave and return to the mooring can.  Learning to skipper the Colgate 26 is a good way to gain the skills and confidence to qualify to sail our 34’ Hunter, Priorities. 

This is a free, one-session class (four hours).  At the end of the class, if the instructor does not feel you are ready to skipper a Colgate on your own, you will be required to work on specified skills through Tiller Time sails on the Colgates.  A follow up check sail will be scheduled based on instructor availability.

If you have not yet sailed on a Colgate 26, we strongly encourage you to sign up for a Tiller Time prior to scheduling a checkout.

Dates and times will be determined based on skipper and instructor availability.

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Colgate Graduates

Colgate 26