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BASIC SAILING 101

Chicago Sailing makes becoming a sailor easy and fun! Our Basic Sailing 101 will transform you from landlubber to qualified skipper in just sixteen hours of on-the-water training. Our courses are the most comprehensive available, and they are taught by professional instructors for the highest certified standards in the sport of sailing, those of US Sailing. By the end of Basic Sailing 101, you will be capable of commanding a modern sailing keelboat confidently.

Course Information

Course Duration:  16hrs

Prerequisites: None!

Scheduling Options:

Half day morning option:  Four 4-hour days, 9:00am-1:00pm

Half day afternoon option:  Four 4-hour days, 2:00pm-6:00pm

Weekday - Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri

Weekend - two consecutive Sat & Sun

Cost: $565/student

Class Size: 4 students/instructor

Vessel: J/22

Course Objectives

Boating rules and safety

Boat handling under sail and power

Theory and physics of sailing

Sail Trim and handling

Sailboat rigging

Line handling and knots

Docking under sail and power

Reefing, dousing, and furling of sails

Crew overboard procedures

Nautical terminology

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