Adult Sailing School

Ever thought of being on the waters of Lake Michigan, lazily enjoying the sights of the shoreline or sharing the excitement of racing with other boats? Here is your chance to learn to sail and skipper a sailboat. CCYC’s 4 week Adult Sailing School will teach you to sail with hands-on experience out of Montrose Harbor.

US Sailing Certified Instructors will teach you (to):
- Skipper and direct a boat
- Steer by the wind
- Tack and Jibe
- Set sails
- Leave and Return to a dock
- Right of Way rules
- Perform Man Overboard drills
- Marine Terminology

ADULT SAILING SCHOOL I HAS BEEN A BIG HIT!
DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, MORE CLASSES ARE NOW BEING OFFERED!

(All (7) of our initial Sessions in June and July SOLD OUT!)

SIGN UP NOW!  DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO LEARN TO SAIL THIS SUMMER!!!!
(2) NEW 4 week beginner sessions have been ADDED for JULY!!!


Adult Sailing School I / JULY Sessions :

Tuesday Afternoons July 11th - August 1 /  12:30pm to 4:30pm OR
Thursday Afternoons July 13th - August 3rd /  12:30pm to 4:30pm

Our instructors love sailing and sharing their experience with you.
ALL classes are taught in the school’s Rhodes 19 sailboats. The Rhodes is a nineteen foot keelboat that makes an excellent trainer.  It is small enough to give you the feel of a boat and big enough for a safe, comfortable and FUN experience.

The cost is $250 for CCYC members or Crew School graduates, $350 for non-members.

Click HERE to Register for ADULT SAILING I / JULY  sessions


A NEW ADVANCED CLASS HAS BEEN ADDED!!!
For those sailor/students who have completed Adult Sailing School I and want more, we are offering an advanced course.
Adult Sailing School II will cover skill integration, thinking like a skipper and beginning spinnaker work. This class will help you integrate all your skills so that they come naturally. Your skills in managing the jib, trimming the main, and steering the boat will come together as you learn to “think like a skipper”. You will also learn beginning skills of sailing with a spinnaker.
We will teach you to:
  - Figure out tacks and angles to get from one place to another
  - Maneuver the harbor coming in and going out
  - Directing your crew mates
  - Adjusting the sails and boat management for different weather
  - Optimizing your speed
  - Setting the spinnaker pole
  - Hoisting the spinnaker and keeping it trimmed
  - Gybing and taking the spinnaker down.


Adult Sailing School II / JULY Session :
Saturday Afternoons July 8th - July 29th /  1:30pm to 5:30pm

The cost is $250.  ALL classes are taught in the school’s Rhodes 19 sailboats.

Click HERE to Register for ADULT SAILING II / JULY session

If have any questions about Sailing School, please contact adultsailingschool@corinthian.org or call (773) 334-9100 Ext 708


The team has set up the CCYC Sailing School as a 501(c) (3) charity. Although they have received several donations that have enabled them to purchase their first boat, they are still looking for donations to help refit the boat and get the school launched. At this time they are unable to take equipment donations, but any cash would be greatly appreciated. Donors will receive a letter thanking them for their contribution suitable for use at tax time. As you plan your year-end gift giving, please consider the CCYC Sailing School in your plans.

Checks should be made payable to CCYC and sent to the following address:
Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club
3712 N. Broadway, Unit 319
Chicago, IL
60613




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