This course teaches the skills necessary to skipper a cruising sailboat within sight of land and bring it safely to anchor in a foreign port. Students will learn to check safety equipment, perform daily engine and mechanical checks, check water holding systems, use a hand bearing and ship's compass, estimate their position, and maintain a course with time/speed/distance calculations. Students will also learn how to use GPS systems for navigation.
This weekend course starts on a Friday afternoon and ends on Sunday. The boat will spend the night at a foreign port and return to Chicago the next day.
Prerequisite: Coastal Navigation, Basic Cruising
Member cost: $240 - $300
Not available to non-members