CCYC's Sailing Crew Training Program
(aka "Crew School")

There's nothing like spending time out on the waters of Lake Michigan in the Summertime!
Do you spend time on other people's boats or want to?
Do you watch the sailboats racing on the lake and wonder how you can get involved?
Do you wish you knew more about what your friends, family or co-workers are doing, how you can help out, what makes a great crew member, and/or how to find a boat to race with?

Come Join CCYC’s Sailing Crew Training Program, held each Spring.  Our passionate sailors and skippers will teach you the skills you need to become a valued crew member whether you are interested in cruising or joining a racing program AND introduce you to the skippers who are actively looking to add to their crew ranks for the 2019 season!
Participants must be at least 18 years old.

Class Schedule:
Our 6 week program is held on (6) consecutive Wednesdays
Wednesday April 3, 2019 through Wednesday, May 8, 2019
7pm to 9:30pm.
All Classes are held INDOORS in the CCYC Clubhouse at Montrose Harbor (*NO Boat Required)


Experienced Skippers and Racing Crew will introduce you to:

  • Nautical Terminology
  • Physics & Points of Sail
  • Behavior on Board
  • Crew Roles & Responsibilities
  • Weather & What to Wear
  • Personal & Boat Safety Gear
  • Rules of the Road & More......

Hands on Demo's include:

  • Knot Tying
  • Winch Operation
  • Sail Folding & Spinnaker Packing
  • Outdoor Boat Demo
  • Skipper Meet & Greet


Registration for our Spring 2019 Session has now CLOSED

Our 2019 CREW SCHOOL HAS SOLD OUT AND IS FULL

Please contact Chris Garbacz to be added to our waitlist

Registration for our Spring 2020 session will open January, 2020


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DOWNLOAD OUR 2019 FLYER

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We look forward to having you join us!

Cost: $200 
$25 discount for Early Registration
(until 3/01/19)
*No price increase for 2019

Class fee includes Book & Materials

Free Street Parking

If you have any questions about Crew School, please contact Chris Garbacz.