This is an advanced cruising standard for sailors with cruising experience. Certified students act as skipper or crew of a 30 – 50 foot boat sailing by day in coastal waters. The course includes basic navigation, cruise planning, advanced anchoring techniques, boat systems and maintenance procedures. Most charter companies require a sailing resume from the Skipper charting the boat, and look for this certification.
Format: Taught from Burnham Harbor located in Chicago Illinois. This course is offered as a 4 day course, Thursday through Sunday, 8 hours each day.
Thursday, September 23th, 2021 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Friday, September 24th, 2021 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Saturday, September 25th, 2021 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Sunday, September 26th, 2021 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
This endorsement course teaches students the basics of celestial navigation with the working knowledge to gain a position fix at sea. Students will get hands-on experience with the sextant and learn the fascinating concepts that make celestial navigation possible. We highly recommend this course as an important skill for emergency navigation and as a fun learning exercise that will allow you to better understand everyday lunar changes.
Format: Taught at Milwaukee Yacht Club. This course is offered over 16 hours in 2 eight-hour days.
Saturday, October 9, 2021 (8:30 am – 4:30 pm)
Sunday, October 10, 2021 (8:30 am – 4:30 pm)