Archives for the 'Seminars/Education' Category

Corinthian Yacht Club offers Crew School

Chicago Tribune announces:

The Corinthian Yacht Club is hosting its Sailboat Crew Development School beginning April 22 at the club at 601 W. Montrose Drive. The five week class, from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, provides training in basic and intermediate crewing skills to those 18 and older. The training takes place on land though students are asked to dress for the outdoors. Fee is $110 and includes book and materials. Send the completed application form and check to Jim Janik, 5256 W. Warner Ave., Chicago, IL 60641-1469. The form and more information are available at

5 April 2009 | Seminars/Education | No Comments

LMSRF New Sailor and New Rules Seminars – FREE at Crowley’s Yachtapalooza

LMSRF announces:

Lake Michigan Sail Racing Federation invites you to two seminars this Saturday March 21, 2009 at Crowley’s Yachtapalooza – Free! Forward this announcement around to your friends.

New Racers and What Crews Should Know 9:00-10:00AM
Learn how to get involved with sailboat racing and what it really takes to get a boat to the starting line.
by Glenn McCarthy

2009-2013 Racing Rule Changes 12:00-2:00PM
Learn about changes to the racing rules for 2009-2012.
by Dr. Warwick Coppleson & Glenn McCarthy

For directions and other seminars go to

20 March 2009 | Boat Shows, Hospitality, Racing Rules of Sailing, Seminars/Education | No Comments

Racing Rules and Sailing Sharp Seminars

Ted Jones announces:

The seminar is designed around the concept that knowing the racing rules of sailing, makes racing an enjoyable and safe contest while using one¢s skill, seamanship, and applying the principles of sportsmanship, and fair play.
The conversation will include all elements of a race and the 2009-2012 rule or rules that apply. Seminar handout material will be given to each participant. The event is open to all sailors, including those racing under one-design and handicap rating systems and in junior programs. The seminars are hosted by yacht clubs around the shore of Lake Michigan.
Facilitators include US Sailing Judges: Allan A. Teske, Robert Sargent, Nancy Glover, Ted Jones, Andrew J. Kiener, Dennis Bartley
The cost of the seminar is Twenty Five Dollars ($25.00). A lunch is included in the cost of the seminar and will be provided by the host club. The starting time for all sessions will be 09:00 local time and end at 16:00   Bring your rule book. New rule books will be available for sale.                        

Session dates and host clubs

1. March 7, 2009      Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club, Il. 773-334-7575

2. March 21, 2009      Waukegan Yacht Club, Il. 847-623-4188

3. April 4, 2009      Muskegon Yacht Club, Mich. 231-755-1414

4. April 18, 2009      Boyne City Yacht Club, Mich. 877 731 1422

5. April 25, 2009      Macatawa Bay Yacht Club, Mich. 616-335-5815

6. May 2, 2009      Columbia Yacht Club, Il. 312-938-3625


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Make the check payable to: Allan A. Teske, RR&SS Seminar
Mail To: 9900 South Longwood Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60643
Phone: 773-239-4440    email:

15 March 2009 | Racing Rules of Sailing, Seminars/Education | No Comments

ISAF Sailor Classification Commission To Hold Presentation At Acura Key West 2009

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ISAF announces:

The ISAF Sailor Classification Commission is pleased to announce that it will be holding a presentation and panel discussion at next week’s Acura Key West 2009.


14 January 2009 | International, Key West Race Week (KWRW), Racing Crew, Racing Rules of Sailing, Seminars/Education | No Comments

Mackinac Race Q&A seminar – 11:45AM, January 31, 2009 – Strictly Sail Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

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Race To Mackinac Committee announces:

I am pleased to announce that Chicago Yacht Club will have a booth at the Chicago Strictly Sail boat show this year. Additionally, we will be hosting a presentation at the show outlining our plans for, and answering your questions about, the 101st Race to Mackinac.


12 January 2009 | Boat Shows, Chicago to Mackinac Sailboat Race, Chicago Yacht Club, Seminars/Education, Strictly Sail Chicago | No Comments

FREE introduction to USCG Approved Captain’s Licensing Program – February 19, 2008, at Columbia Yacht Club

USMA Chicago offers FREE introduction program:

United States Maritime Academy a.k.a. USMA Chicago is once again pleased to be offering it’s USCG Approved Captain’s Licensing Program at Columbia Yacht Club on Chicago’s beautiful Lakefront. An Introduction to the licensing process as well as a Q & A meeting will be held at Columbia on Thursday February 19 at 7:00 PM.

This session is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with NO OBLIGATION. There is FREE parking in the Columbia lot under the LSD


5 January 2009 | Columbia Yacht Club, Seminars/Education, USCG | No Comments

2008 Crowley’s Yacht Yard Annual Yacht-A-Palooza

Crowley’s Yacht Yard

This weekend marks another tradition as the Chicago sailing season approaches. Crowley’s Yacht-A-Palooza arrives this Saturday, March 29, 2008.

Crowley’s Yacht Yard - 2008 Yacht-A-Palooza

“This year we have decided to Lu’au for Yacht-a-palooza. The event, as usual, will feature big discounts on selected store items, the Nautical Donations Flea Market tent, guest speakers, workshops, featured vendors, food, a pig roast, entertainment and prizes…and admission is FREE!”


26 March 2008 | Boat Shows, Hospitality, Racing Technology, Safety, Sailing Promotion, Sailmakers and Sail Lofts, Seminars/Education, Social Events | No Comments

2008 Strictly Sail Chicago

Strictly Sail Chicago 2008

Strictly Sail Chicago has become an annual mid-winter tradition for local Chicago and midwestern sailors.

If you have attended before, you know what to expect. If you have not attended before, you should plan to go.

Here are a few brief items to look for at the show.

The Beneteau 40.7 Fleet and Chicago T-10 Class Association are among some of the racing associations represented.

The University of Illinois Sailing Club will be selling t-shirts to raise funds for sailing activities and competition in Midwest Collegiate Sailing Association (MCSA) regattas.

Hedlund Marine will exhibit four new LaserPerformance (formerly known as Vanguard) sailboat models, plus new Hobie and Gill sailboats. “This show will be the first time most of Chicago has seen an SB3”, according to John Porter, “and it is also the North American debut of the Bug, a new boat for juniors.”

Harken introduces the innovative new RigTune Pro digital tension gauge and new Black Magic MKIV Loop Block, AirBlock, Flip-Flop block and other designs.

A discount Navy Pier parking coupon is available here.


Click here for more Strictly Sail Chicago 2008 news and info, including complete exhibitor list »

30 January 2008 | College Sailing, Sailing Promotion, Seminars/Education, Social Events, Strictly Sail Chicago | No Comments

Beer Can College – Wed. May 16, 2007 – Columbia Yacht Club

Beer Can Racing Season starts soon!

Mark your calendar for Wed., May 16, 2007, 6:00PM at Columbia Yacht Club for Beer Can College. Beer Can Prep School is not a prerequisite!

Learn more about beer can racing. Open to all interested. In addition to Beer Can College, Gary Jobson will be presenting, followed by a party and cash bar.

12 May 2007 | Beer Can Racing, Columbia Yacht Club, Racing Events Schedule, Seminars/Education, Social Events | No Comments

Beer Can Prep School – Wed. May 9, 2007 – Columbia Yacht Club

COLYC Beer Can Racing Prep School 2007 (small)
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11 May 2007 | Beer Can Racing, Columbia Yacht Club, Racing Events Schedule, Seminars/Education | No Comments

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