Choosing the right sailing school is more than just finding a place to take sailing lessons. Sailing will open up a whole new world for you, your friends and family. You want a facility that gives you the sailing lifestyle as well as the sport.

We at CCYC know this better than anyone. We pioneered the "Sailing Club" concept over 70 years ago. Our focus is to provide you with instant access to every phase of the sport without requiring boat ownership.

2014 CCYC Sailboat Crew Development School

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You can become a valued crew member on a racing or cruising sailboat – and have a lot of fun!

What: Learn basic to intermediate crewing skills for Lake Michigan - many opportunities to race or cruise.
: 18 years and up
Cost: $140 includes book and materials
When: 5 consecutive Wednesdays 7-9:00pm April 9 - May 21, 2014
Where: Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club 601 W Montrose Drive (east of Lake Shore Drive)

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Experienced racing crew and skippers will introduce you to:

Marine terminology Safety equipment Sail trim and handling
Seamanship/knots Weather/clothing Crew duties and responsibilities
Rules of the road Sail care and folding Nautical etiquette and more….

Early enrollment is encouraged - Only session in 2014 - Free street parking 

Corinthian Yacht Club 601 W. Montrose Drive, Chicago, IL 60613