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111 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60601 Ph: 312.938.3625 email: sail@colyc.org

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Skipjacks is run by the members of the Columbia Yacht Club and is a social introduction to sailing which takes place over the course of seven weeks. Member captains perform the on-the-water instruction on their own boats. The class sizes are large which allows students to meet many boat captains and students. It’s a tremendously fun program and helps people get comfortable on boats and learn the basics of our wonderful sport. Lifelong relationships begin here. Many Skipjacks become cruising and/or racing crew with the captains they meet on Skipjacks.


2020 Rates
Columbia Yacht Club Members: By April 15- $325, After April 1- $375
Non-Members: By April 15- $375, After April 1-  $425

2020 Dates: Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
Classroom Sessions: May 19 and 26
On the Water Sessions*: June 2 - June 30
Graduation Party: July 7


Skipjacks Advanced

Skipjacks Advanced is an accelerated Keelboat Certification class for those who have already taken Skipjacks and are ready for more education.

Price: $560, Columbia YC Members: $504

2020 Dates, 6-9pm:

Session 1: Tuesdays, June 2-30, July 7

Session 2: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30

This course runs evenings from 6pm-9pm