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If crossing the Atlantic by sailboat is on your mind, put this workshop on your agenda. One of the most View Class Details
Format:
Paid Seminar
Dates:
01/10
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Room S403
Instructors:
John Kretschmer
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Learn about the unique nature of storms at sea and how to prepare for heavy weather while underway. Topics covered View Class Details
Format:
Paid Seminar
Dates:
01/11
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Room S404A
Instructors:
John Kretschmer
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The seminar will review the automated DSC functions of modern marine VHF radios for distress (Mayday) calling to Coast Guard View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/12
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Windward Room
Instructors:
Ron Kallen
Whether you’re sailing offshore, or across the bay, there are many procedures, and cool things you can do to your View Class Details
Format:
Paid Seminar
Dates:
01/11
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Room S403
Instructors:
Pam Wall
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Thunderstorms can quickly spoil an outing in many ways—strong winds, large waves, dangerous lightning, waterspouts, or visibility-limiting rain. This four-hour View Class Details
Format:
Paid Seminar
Dates:
01/11
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Room S404A
Instructors:
Mark Thornton
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Understanding the difference between 12-volt and 6-volt systems, tips for extending the life of your batteries, and troubleshooting View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/10
Topic:
RV
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
RV Information Center
Instructors:
David Solberg
Understanding how electricity is used in your RV, checking the campground source, and troubleshooting View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/09
01/10
Topic:
RV
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
RV Information Center
Instructors:
David Solberg
Have you ever dreamed of sailing around the world with your family? Pam Wall with her husband and two small View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/12
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Masthead Room
Instructors:
Pam Wall
Have you ever dreamed of sailing around the world with your family? Pam Wall with her husband and two small View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/12
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Masthead Room
Instructors:
Pam Wall
Ever wondered what it takes to drop the dock lines, leave life on the land behind, and circumnavigate the eastern View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/10
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Windward Room
Instructors:
Kim Russo
About AIS (Automatic Identification Systems) View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/11
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Windward Room
Instructors:
Terry Phillips
Anchoring- "Parking Break and Emergency Break" View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/10
01/11
01/12
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Spinnaker Room
Windward Room
Instructors:
Brian Earl
As a partnership between the private sector and government agencies, the Chicago Harbor Safety Committee (CHSC) is here to review, View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/08
01/09
01/10
01/11
01/12
Topic:
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Windward Room
Masthead Room
Instructors:
Russ Salzman
Ever wonder what you’ll see on the 6,000 mile cruising route known as the Great Loop? We asked “Loopers” to View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/11
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Windward Room
Instructors:
Kim Russo
Increasing battery capacity, how solar works and the best system for your rig, ways to stretch battery power, water, and View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/08
01/09
01/12
Topic:
RV
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
RV Information Center
Instructors:
David Solberg
Learn about the history of charcoal and lump charcoal, the different grill options, and recipes such as zip lock boiled View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/09
01/10
Topic:
RV
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
RV Information Center
Instructors:
David Solberg
Charter Sailing the South Pacific View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/11
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Spinnaker Room
Instructors:
John and Tadji Kretschmer
Chartering And Sailing Along Mallorca's Southeast Coast And The Island Of Cabrera View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/12
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Windward Room
Instructors:
Jean DeKeyser
Details coming soon... View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/08
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Windward Room
Instructors:
Jean DeKeyser
The Chicago Maritime Arts Center mission is to bring people back to the Lake and River that created Chicago, to View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/12
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Mainsail Room
Instructors:
Patrick McBriarty
Dave Rearick, lifetime, local sailor, and author of Spirit of a Dream, a sailor's ultimate journey around the world , View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/11
01/12
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Mainsail Room
Instructors:
Dave Rearick
Fun meters, solar panels, battery chargers, infrared heat guns and more designed to help diagnose, troubleshoot, and maintain your RV. View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/08
01/11
01/12
Topic:
RV
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
RV Information Center
Instructors:
David Solberg
This seminar offers aspiring cruisers how-to strategies and helpful hints for preparing their boat and themselves for long distance cruising. View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/10
01/12
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Windward Room
Masthead Room
Instructors:
Niels Jensen
Croatian Sailing Charter Secrets; What you need to know to be able to charter in Croatia, Europe's hottest sailing destination View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/09
01/11
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Spinnaker Room
Windward Room
Instructors:
Jean DeKeyser
Sailing Lake Michigan from the bridge to the Manitous. “The islands and bays are for sportsmen”… and cruisers. Quiet anchorages View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/09
01/12
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Spinnaker Room
Masthead Room
Instructors:
Lou Bruska
You’re planning a three week trip in Lake Michigan, your boat is kept in the bottom quarter of the lake. View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/10
01/11
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Windward Room
Masthead Room
Instructors:
Lou Bruska
Dan will go over basic DC wiring concepts and marine wiring architecture. Learn how your boat is wired and how View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/09
01/10
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Mainsail Room
Instructors:
Dan Bochnovic
Master Mechanics Ryan Bumber and John Casey will review what you need to know to care for and maintain your View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/09
01/11
01/12
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Mainsail Room
Instructors:
Ryan Bumber and John Casey
Doppler weather radar from the National Weather Service network has a lot to offer the weather-savvy boater. This presentation by View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/09
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Masthead Room
Instructors:
Mark Thornton
The marine industry is a major employer in the Chicago region. Tour boats, tug boats, boat yards, yacht clubs, marinas View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/10
01/11
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Mainsail Room
Instructors:
Grant Crowley
Explore the Apostle Islands, the 'Caribbean of the North' View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/10
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Windward Room
Instructors:
Cindy Kalow
Participants will learn basic techniques for making fiberglass repairs in this seminar. The presentation features demonstrations on how to repair View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/09
01/10
01/11
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Mainsail Room
Instructors:
Phil Pollard
This exciting new class is designed to teach and inspire folks to use the best methods of holding cameras to View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/11
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Spinnaker Room
Instructors:
Vivian Vuong
Many new sailors, charterers and boat owners day sail around Chicago but don't have the knowledge or confidence to make View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/10
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Spinnaker Room
Instructors:
Paul Uhl
Basic getting into the sport. Here is what you will need and need to know to get started. What your View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/11
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Spinnaker Room
Instructors:
Rich Stearns
Great New Products- Part 1 View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/10
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Spinnaker Room
Instructors:
Pam Wall
Great New Products- Part 2 View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/10
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Spinnaker Room
Instructors:
Pam Wall
Houseboat River Cruising in Venice, Italy. A unique way to discover the charms and attractions of the Veneto and Friuli View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/09
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Masthead Room
Instructors:
Jean DeKeyser
When I was a kid, my dad used to always tell me that the boat that makes the least mistakes View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/08
01/09
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Masthead Room
Instructors:
Andy Camarda
How to Read the Weather View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/11
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Windward Room
Instructors:
Bob Canfield
How To Use A Modern VHF/DSC Marine Radio View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/12
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Windward Room
Instructors:
Mike Ludtke
Looping In 2020 With The Illinois Waterway Closed View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/12
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Spinnaker Room
Instructors:
Kim Russo
There are many new and old ideas and equipment that makes it easier to sail and enjoy your boat. If View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/10
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Spinnaker Room
Instructors:
Rich Stearns
When it comes to man overboard equipment there are a lot of options. Unfortunately, many boat owners do not utilize View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/08
01/09
01/10
01/11
01/12
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Mainsail Room
Instructors:
Nick Fugate
Marine Weather Primer View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/10
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Masthead Room
Instructors:
Mark Thornton
Tips on getting started, making corners and backing up. Information is valuable for first timers and seasoned veterans as well. View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/09
Topic:
RV
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
RV Information Center
Instructors:
David Solberg
Running out of money in retirement is the number 1 concern of retirees. Keeping your yachting lifestyle in retirement is View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/08
01/09
01/10
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Windward Room
Instructors:
William Bloom
Learn how to prepare and plan for your Great Loop Adventure! This seminar includes advice, tips, and “Looper Best Practices” View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/09
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Spinnaker Room
Instructors:
Kim Russo
Learn everything you need to know about refitting an older cruising boat. From negotiating the sale price and what to View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/11
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Spinnaker Room
Instructors:
Nathan Zahrt
Crowley’s head rigger, Dave Ramer, will show attendees how to maintain their rigs. Dave has boxes of samples and a View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/09
01/10
01/11
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Mainsail Room
Instructors:
Dave Ramer
Expert rigger Dave Ramer will explain rope technology, terminology and demonstrate the relative advantages and disadvantages of various rope fibers View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/09
01/10
01/11
01/12
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Mainsail Room
Instructors:
Dave Ramer
An entertaining and informative look at the issues of shopping for an RV. Topics will include choosing the right floorplan, View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/08
01/09
01/10
01/11
01/12
Topic:
RV
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
RV Information Center
Instructors:
David Solberg
Featuring One-Day Trips of State and local parks and info about campgrounds, length restrictions, and how to make on-line reservations. View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/10
01/11
Topic:
RV
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
RV Information Center
Instructors:
David Solberg
How an absorption refrigerator works, recall info, cleaning the burner assembly, additional venting, troubleshooting. View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/09
Topic:
RV
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
RV Information Center
Instructors:
David Solberg
An open question and answer platform to provide owners and potential owners the opportunity to ask questions that may not View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/11
01/12
Topic:
RV
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
RV Information Center
Instructors:
David Solberg
Safe Sail Handling with well-maintained Hardware View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/08
01/10
01/12
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Spinnaker Room
Masthead Room
Instructors:
Jim Anderson
We give a clinic on doing basic sail repairs while on the boat. We will bring actual sails tear them View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/09
01/11
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Spinnaker Room
Masthead Room
Instructors:
Mike Considine
Sail Trim (TBD) View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/12
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Spinnaker Room
Instructors:
Rich Stearns
Sailboat Racing Rules View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/11
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Masthead Room
Instructors:
Lake Michigan Sailboat Racing Federation
Sailboat Racing: How to be Crew, How to Get Crew, and How to Make Everyone Happy Along the Way View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/09
01/10
01/11
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Windward Room
Masthead Room
Instructors:
Anne Michaud and Peter O'Malley
The Apostle Islands is Lake Superior’s yachting center, and a popular cruising destination. They have spectacular anchorages, sandy beaches, historic View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/09
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Windward Room
Instructors:
Niels Jensen
She-manship- Increase Your Effectiveness as True Boating Partner View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/10
01/12
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Spinnaker Room
Windward Room
Instructors:
Cindy Kalow
For the cruising couple, having sailing systems that can be easily handled by one or two people in all weather View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/10
01/11
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Spinnaker Room
Windward Room
Instructors:
Travis Blain
Taking the Leap from Day Sailing to Sailing Offshore View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/11
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Spinnaker Room
Instructors:
Paul Uhl
Check back soon View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/08
01/09
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Spinnaker Room
Masthead Room
Instructors:
Kenneth Verhaeren
30 Great Boats to Sail Around the World View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/11
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Masthead Room
Instructors:
John Kretschmer
Vaccinations, campground limitations, finding medical locations, GPS and other tracking devices. View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/08
01/09
01/10
01/11
Topic:
RV
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
RV Information Center
Instructors:
David Solberg
Matching truck to trailer or trailer to truck, weight ratings, hitches, and tips for beginners View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/08
01/12
Topic:
RV
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
RV Information Center
Instructors:
David Solberg
There are plenty of apps devoted to marine weather observations and forecasting. Apps are a convenient and popular way to View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/10
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Spinnaker Room
Instructors:
Mark Thornton
Weather Forecasting & Route Planning With GRibs View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/12
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Spinnaker Room
Instructors:
Mark Thornton
This is a program about the deep fjords, rocky reefs, hurricane holes, spectacular scenery, unusual wildlife, and pristine forests of View Class Details
Format:
Hourly Session
Dates:
01/10
Topic:
Sailboat
Level:
All Levels
Locations:
Masthead Room
Instructors:
Niels Jensen