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)
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, November 20th, 2021 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Sunday, November 21st, 2021 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)