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Coastal Cruising and Night Navigation Session III

Chicago Yacht Academy

Saturday, August 22, 2015 - Sunday, August 23, 2015
Chicago Yacht Academy 2550 S. Ashland Avenue ChicagoIL  60608
Saturday, August 22, 2015 - Sunday, August 23, 2015
Chicago Yacht Academy 2550 S. Ashland Avenue ChicagoIL  60608

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What's Included

**The first day is from 9 am to 5 pm. The second day is from 9 am to 9 pm.** With so many great cruising locations on the Great Lakes, and beyond this Coastal Cruising course teaches how to safely venture beyond Illinois waters. The class focuses on the technical and risk management skills necessary to explore unfamiliar waters. You'll learn how to plan, prepare, and execute a multi-day cruising expedition. This 16 hour course takes place on our our CYC cruising yacht. Day one: Planning the trip Vessel inspection Fueling procedures Safety check lists Passage planning Basic chart plotting Marine forecast interpretation Day two: Execute trip plan Cruising to Racine WI, or New Buffalo MI (students choice) Open water driving Coastal piloting Chart plotting Dead reckoning GPS Storm Strategies Crew overboard recovery Once at the determined destination, students will practice anchoring and docking along with the protocol necessary to stay overnight at an unfamiliar marina. The class will then cruise back to Chicago with the ability to practice night navigation, electronics, and docking.

About This Organizer

The Chicago Yacht Academy seeks to make boating better by developing classes to improve the skills of recreational and professional mariners.  CYA teaches new competencies through a combination of classroom education and on-the-water experiences.  This unique combination alongside individual instruction gives our graduates the skills needed to be confident on the water.        

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  • Chicago Yacht Academy

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Chicago Yacht Academy 2550 S. Ashland Avenue ChicagoIL  60608
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