Advanced Sailing / Skipper Prep

NOTE: Pre-sail orientation class is required for all new students and members before starting instruction.

In this course, the sailor will learn to skipper a keelboat on his/her own with the goal of passing the on-the-water checkout and becoming a Sail Chicago skipper. A Sail Chicago skipper can check out boats for private use. 

After this course, the sailor will be able to confidently skipper a keelboat in varying conditions, exercise proper judgment, and coordinate a crew appropriately. 

Read the Advanced Sailing course syllabus here.

Expected Keelboat Skipper skill requirements, here.

Member cost: $240

Non-member cost: $315

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