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, October 6th, 2022 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Friday, October 7th, 2022 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Saturday, October 80th, 2022 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Sunday, October 9th, 2022 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
This course teaches navigational skills required to safely navigate a sailing vessel in coastal or inland waters. This is a perfect course to better understand coastal navigation and how you interact with the world around you. Beyond your GPS, you’ll learn skills to safely navigate waters that include tidal and current changes. In this course you will learn chart reading, maritime publications, navigation equipment, tide and current tables, plotting position, bearings, running fixes, set and drift, navigation lights, day shapes, buoyage systems, current and leeway and much more.
Format: Taught at Milwaukee Yacht Club. This course is offered as a 2 day course, Saturday through Sunday, 8 hours each day.
Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 (8:30 am – 4:30 pm)
Sunday, December 4th, 2022 (8:30 am – 4:30 pm)