Do you have a particular sailing skill that you would like to learn? Are you unable to match your busy schedule with our structured courses? Does individual attention better support your learning style? Chicago Sailing has a large staff of seasoned professionals who will tailor personal instruction to the pace and the schedule that fit your sailing goals. They will coach you to excel in areas where you once felt woefully deficient, or augment your existing skills with new concepts and techniques. Most of all, they will inspire you with a confidence to pursue a lifetime of sailing adventures. Getting started is easy. Chicago Sailing has instructors available 7-days a week from morning to night. Just give us a call and we will schedule a lesson with one of our talented instructors.
Learn On Your Own Boat!
For those who would like instruction aboard their own vessel, we offer a program of onboard instruction. Whether you would like to brush up on your skills or are just starting out, our certified instructors can tailor a program that meets your individual needs. Under their guidance you will quickly and seamlessly integrate your existing sailing skills with the practical requirements of skippering your new boat. On Board instruction is not limited to Belmont Harbor, and we are happy to meet you wherever your boat is located.
Optional Course Objectives
-Boat Handling: docking, maneuvering, proper line handling, safe operations
-Seamanship: basic rules of the road, basic piloting and navigation, radio skills
-Safety: on-board fire and flooding procedures, man overboard procedures
-Systems operation: basic plumbing and electrical
-Mechanical: Engine operation and basic maintenance
-Sailing: proper sail selection and handling, rigging, reefing