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

Registrations for our 2019 Classes are NOW OPEN!!!

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Our instructors love sailing and sharing their experience with you.  
DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO LEARN TO SAIL THIS SUMMER!!!!


Basic Sailing:
June classes:
Saturdays, June 1 – June 22,    9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturdays, June 1 – June 22,    1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 18, 20, 25, 27,   5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

July classes:
Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30,    10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30,    5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, August 1,  10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, August 1,  5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturdays, July 13, 20, 27, August 3,  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturdays, July 13, 20, 27, August 3,  1:30 PM to 5:30 PM

August classes:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 6, 8, 13, 15,  5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturdays, August 10, 17, 24, 31,  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturdays, August 10, 17, 24, 31,  1:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Advanced Sailing Techniques:
This course will ground you in all three positions of sailing, the skipper, the foredeck and spinnaker.  You will learn to lead a team of sailors from the skipper position.  You will also learn to fly, gybe and take down a spinnaker as well as some beginning racing techniques.

July Classes:
Saturdays, July 13, 20, 27, August 3,  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

*** New this year***

Small centerboard dinghy sailing:
Learn to sail on a two person centerboard boat, a 420.  These light two sail crafts provide the ultimate experience on sensitive and fun boats that will prepare you for any centerboard sailing.  In this class you will learn all the usual sailing skills along with how to manage a centerboard and use your weight to maximum advantage.  This class will prepare you for sailing or racing any dinghy class boat.  

July Classes:
Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Cost for all (four session) courses:     
$250 for Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club members or Crew School Graduates     
$350 for non-members

Refresher Class:  
For those of you who have sailed before or taken Sailing School before, this one-day class offers you the opportunity to get reacquainted with your skills and build more skills and confidence.  
The class will be on Saturday, June 15, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  
Cost $75


* Private Lessons can be arranged by special request.  Please contact us for availability and pricing


ALL classes are taught in the school’s Rhodes 19 sailboats with 3 adults per class for maximum practice and learning.  The Rhodes is a nineteen foot keel boat 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.

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

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