2020 T-10 Winter Seminar Series Dates

January 18, 2020
February 8, 2020
March 14, 2020

Captain's Class - January 6 - Feb 22, 2020


Please Click on 2020 Seminars below for all our Seminar Info


  • 2020 Seminars
    • Captain's Class  - January 6th - Feb 22, 2020

      Corinthian University is proud to be hosting a USMA Chicago Captain’s class starting January 6, 2020 at CCYC.
      There are 5 seats available in the class reserved especially for CCYC members.
      The class will meet Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 10:30pm and Saturdays from 8a to 4p for 5 weeks ending February 22, 2020.
      This is an 80 hour, Coast Guard approved Master class for up to a 100 ton license.

      The class will be taught by long time Club member Captain Fred Swastek. Fred is the founder or USMA Chicago and has been teaching the class for 11 years. USMA Chicago has a reputation for providing the best, most successful, Master class in the area. The major tour boat companies regularly place prospective Captains in this class because of the high success rate and quality of the education. USMA Chicago uses proven methods to make sure that the students not only pass the tests but retain the knowledge well into their boating careers.

      If you are interested in signing up for the class, please go to www.chicagocaptainsclasses.com and register for the Winter class.  For affiliation, put down Corinthian YC.
      For any questions, feel free to call Capt. Fred at (773) 578-6852 or email him at Capt.fred@usmaritime.us
  • 2019 Seminars
    • Racing Sail Trim

      Saturday, January 19, 2019, 9 a.m. to Noon
      Come Join us at CCYC on Saturday January 19th as Guest Speaker Andy Camarda
      kicks of the 2019 free winter seminar series. Everyone is welcome, from any fleet, and any club!
      Coffee and Breakfast Treats will be provided.  Please RSVP to Steve Fink  
      Click Here to Download the Flyer


      Medical Emergencies Aboard

      Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9 a.m. to Noon
      Come join us at CCYC on Saturday February 23rd as our Free Winter Series continues
      Shelly Galligan will Talk About Medical Emergencies Aboard
      And Matt Gallagher will discuss changes to the Mac Safety Rules 
      Everyone is welcome, from any fleet, and any club!
      Coffee and Breakfast Treats will be provided.  Please RSVP to Steve Fink  
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      LMPHRF Racing Demystified

      Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1 p.m
      Presented by Bob Warnecke, LMPHRF - Chief Handicapper 
      Topics to include: -
      How to apply or renew a 2019 LMPHRF certificate (new online system) 
      - How is your rating derived
      - What are the ramifications to your rating if you modify your sails/rig/ rudder/keel, etc.
      - How to appeal your LMPHRF rating 
      - Question and answer segment. . Please RSVP to Ben White
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      Racing Rules of Sailing

      Saturday, March 16, 9am to Noon
      Come join us at CCYC on Saturday March 16th for our 3rd and final Free 2019 Winter Series Seminars!
      Guest speaker Ted Jones, expert in the RRS, Race Judge, and Chief Judge for CASRA, will be in the house to review the
      rules in getting around the race course, whether you are a casual or experienced sailor.
      John Madey and Marco Heuer from RailMeets will also be presenting on their crew management program to help get
      you and your crew organized for the coming season.  Everyone is welcome, from any fleet, and any club!
      Coffee and Breakfast Treats will be provided.  Please RSVP to Steve Fink 
      Click Here to Download the Flyer


      CPR/AED/First Aid  - FULL

      Sunday April 14, 2019, 9am - 1pm
      Due to Popular Demand, Captain Fred Swastek of USMA Chicago is offering a 2nd CPR/AED/First Aid certification course this spring!
      This course is open to all and we encourage you to consider empowering yourself to potentially save a life!
      For our MAC racers, please consider designating at least one of your crew to attend and get certified. 
      The cost is $50 per person and the certification is good for (2) years. 
      The class size is limited to 25 persons and will be offered via RSVP only.
      Please RSVP to Theresa Benjamin
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      Inflatable PFD Clinic - FULL

      Sunday April 28, 2019 2pm - 5 pm
      Come join Phil Pollard and Nick Fugate of Crowley's Yacht Yard as they host a PFD Clinic.
      We invite all Chicago area boaters to please bring their life jacket(s) to learn valuable hands-on skills on how to properly care for your PFD. 
      Phil and Nick will cover how to repack your pfd, change a cartridge, maintain them, when that maintenance should be done, get product
      recall updates and get information about when a life jacket needs to be replaced. 
      Industry experts from Crowley’s, Mustang, Spinlock and Crewsaver will also be present during this seminar to answer your questions. 
      The clinic size is limited to 50 persons, and will be offered via RSVP only.
      Please RSVP to Chris Garbacz  
      Click Here to Download the Flyer


      CPR/AED/First Aid -FULL

      Sunday May 5, 2019, 2pm - 6pm
      Captain Fred Swastek of USMA Chicago is offering a CPR/AED/First Aid certification course
      This course is open to all and we encourage you to consider empowering yourself to potentially save a life!
      For our MAC racers, please consider designating at least one of your crew to attend and get certified. 
      The cost is $50 per person and the certification is good for (2) years. 
      The class size is limited to 25 persons and will be offered via RSVP only.
      Please RSVP to Theresa Benjamin  
      Click Here to Download the Flyer

      CPR/AED/First Aid - 3rd Session Added!

      Monday May 13, 2019, 7p - 10p
      Due to Incredible Demand, we have ADDED  a 3rd Session!

      Captain Fred Swastek of USMA Chicago is offering a  3rd CPR/AED/First Aid certification.
      This course is open to all and we encourage you to consider empowering yourself to potentially save a life!
      For our MAC racers, please consider designating at least one of your crew to attend and get certified. 
      The cost is $50 per person and the certification is good for (2) years. 
      The class size is limited to 25 persons and will be offered via RSVP only.
      Please RSVP to Theresa Benjamin
      Click Here to Download the Flyer


      Inflatable PFD Clinic

      Saturday June 15, 2019,  9am - 12pm
      Due to Incredible Demand, we have ADDED  a 2nd Session!

      Come join Phil Pollard, Nick Fugate, and Greg Gills  of Crowley's Yacht Yard as they host a FREE Inflatable PFD Clinic. This program is for any kind of boater wanting to know more about inflatable PFD's! Phil will discuss the fundamental differences between the types of arming systems, ISO and USCG approval ratings, when proper maintenance should be performed, how best to store PFD’s when not in use, when a life jacket should be replaced, and more!   We invite all attendees to please bring along their life jacket(s) to learn valuable hands-on skills on how to properly inspect, re-arm, and re-pack their life jacket(s).
      The clinic size is limited to 50 persons, and will be offered via RSVP only. This is a FREE Seminar
      Please RSVP to Chris Garbacz  
      Click Here to Download the Flyer

  • 2018 Seminars