Chicago Sailing makes becoming a sailor easy and fun! Our Basic Sailing 101 will transform you from landlubber to qualified skipper in just sixteen hours of on-the-water training. Our courses are the most comprehensive available, and they are taught by professional instructors for the highest certified standards in the sport of sailing, those of US Sailing. By the end of Basic Sailing 101, you will be capable of commanding a modern sailing keelboat confidently.
101: Basic Sailing
Course Duration: 16 Hours (4 x 4HR Sessions)
Weekday: One Week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday (Consecutive Weekends)
- Boating rules and safety
- Boat handling under sail and power
- Theory and physics of sailing
- Sail Trim and handling
- Sailboat rigging
- Line handling and knots
- Docking under sail and power
- Reefing, dousing, and furling of sails
- Crew overboard procedures
- Nautical terminology
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