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
Level 1 Classes
Sixteen hours of on the water training will introduce you to the experience of sailing. You will learn all the essentials, how to prepare the boat for launch, how to set up the rudder and sails, how to steer and turn the boat, how to steer by the wind, and how to tack and jibe, set the sails, rescue someone overboard and leave and return to the dock. You will be in all three positions of the boat, skipper, foredeck and mainsail trimmer. You will also learn marine terminology and the five points of sail. You will leave with a love of sailing.
Level 2 Classes
This class will help you integrate all your skills so that they come naturally and you can take a boat out on your own. Your skills in managing the jib, trimming the main and steering the boat will come together as you learn to “think like a skipper”. 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, direct your crew mates, adjust the sails, manage the boat for different weather, optimize your speed and use a radio. You will leave with a confidence in sailing and enjoyment of the water.
Small Centerboard Dingy Classes
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.
Registrations for our 2020 Classes are NOW OPEN!!!
Click HERE to download our 2020 Adult Sailing Flyer
Our instructors love sailing and sharing their experience with you.
DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO LEARN TO SAIL THIS SUMMER!!!!
June 6, 13, 20, & 27 9:00AM- 1:00pm Level 2: Session 1
June 6, 13, 20, & 27 1:30PM- 5:30PM Level 1: Session 1 Women On the Water
June 16, 18, 23, & 25 5:00PM-9:00PM Level 1: Session 2
July 7, 14, 21, & 28 10:00AM- 2:00PM Level 1: Session 3
July 7, 14, 21, & 28 5:00PM- 9:00PM Level 1: Session 4
July 7, 14, 21, & 28 5:00PM- 9:00PM Dinghy Level 1: Session 1
July 7, 9, 14, & 16 5:00PM- 9:00PM Level 1: Session 5 Women On the Water
July 9, 16, 23, & 30 10:00AM- 2:00PM Level 1: Session 6
July 9, 16, 23, & 30 5:00PM- 9:00PM Level 1: Session 7
July 9, 16, 23, & 30 5:00PM- 9:00PM Dinghy Level 2: Session 1
July 11, 18, 25, & August 1 9:00AM- 1:00pm Level 2: Session 2
July 11, 18, 25, & August 1 1:30PM- 5:30PM Level 1: Session 8
August 4, 6, 11, & 13 10:00AM- 2:00PM Level 1: Session 9
August 4, 6, 11, & 13 4:30PM- 8:30PM Level 1: Session 10
August 8, 15, 22, & 29 9:00AM- 1:00pm Level 2: Session 3
August 8, 15, 22, & 29 1:30PM- 5:30PM Level 1: Session 11
Cost for all (four session) courses:
$250 for Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club members or Crew School Graduates
$350 for non-members
* Private Lessons can be arranged by special request. Please contact us for availability and pricing
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.