SAILING SEMINAR SCHEDULES

WEDNESDAY

3:30 PM

Mainsail

Man Overboard Equipment and Procedures—Nick Fugate (Crowley’s Yacht Yard)

Spinnaker

The Other Chicago Mac Race—Ken Verhaeren (Great Lakes Singlehanded Society)

Windward

Chartering in the Seychelles—Jean DeKeyser

Masthead

How not to Lose Sailboat Races—Andy Camarda (Evolution Sails Group)

4:45 PM

Mainsail

Fiberglass Repairs with Epoxy—Phil Pollard (Crowley’s Yacht Yard)

Spinnaker

Safe Sail Handling with Well-Maintained Hardware—Jim Anderson (Harken)

Windward

Navigating Strategies to Help Keep Your Yachting Lifestyle in Your Retirement Years—Bill Bloom (Bloom Financial)

Masthead

Be a Better Captain: Local Knowledge, Resources and Recognition for the Chicago Boater—Russ Salzman (Chicago Harbor Safety Committee)

THURSDAY

11:45 AM

Mainsail

Diesel Engine Basics—Ryan Blumber & John Casey (Crowley’s Yacht Yard)

1:00 PM

Mainsail

Man Overboard Equipment and Procedures—Nick Fugate (Crowley’s Yacht Yard)

Spinnaker

Houseboat River Cruising in Venice, Italy: A Unique Way to Discover the Charms and Attractions of the Veneto and Friuli Regions—Jean DeKeyser (Med Sailing Adventures)

Windward

Sailing the Apostle Islands—Niels Jensen (Great Lakes Cruising Company)

Masthead

How not to Lose Sailboat Races—Andy Camarda (Evolution Sails Group)

2:15 PM

Mainsail

Fiberglass Repairs with Epoxy—Phil Pollard (Crowley’s Yacht Yard)

Spinnaker

Sail Repair and Sail Maintenance—Mike Considine (UK Sailmakers)

Windward

Be a Better Captain: Local Knowledge, Resources and Recognition for the Chicago Boater—Russ Salzman (Chicago Harbor Safety Committee)

Masthead

The Other Chicago Mac Race—Ken Verhaeren (Great Lakes Singlehanded Society)

3:30 PM

Mainsail

Rigging Inspection and Care—Dave Ramer (Crowley’s Yacht Yard)

Spinnaker

Planning Your Great Loop Adventure—Kim Russo (America’s Great Loop Cruisers Association)

Windward

Navigating Strategies to Help Keep Your Yachting Lifestyle in Your Retirement Years—Bill Bloom (Bloom Financial)

Masthead

Cruising North of the 45th Parallel—Lou Bruska (Great Lakes Cruising Company)

4:45 PM

Mainsail

DC Wiring—Dan Bochnovic (Crowley’s Yacht Yard)

Spinnaker

Croatian Sailing Charter Secrets: What You Need to Know to be Able to Charter in Croatia, Europe’s Hottest Sailing Destination—Jean DeKeyser (Med Sailing Adventures)

Windward

Sailboat Racing: How to be Crew, How to Get Crew, and How to Make Everyone Happy Along the Way—Anne Michaud and Peter O’Malley (Midwest Open Racing Fleet)

Masthead

Doppler Weather Radar: A Sailor’s Best Friend—Mark Thornton (LakeErieWX LLC)

FRIDAY

8:00 AM:-5:00 PM

S403

Chicago to Europe and Back, Ocean Voyaging Strategies, the Logistics of an Atlantic Circle—John Kretschmer (John Kretschmer Sailing)

11:45 AM

Mainsail

Fiberglass Repairs with Epoxy—Phil Pollard (Crowley’s Yacht

Spinnaker

Great New Products: Part 1—Pam Wall (Pam Wall Cruising Consultant)

Windward

Explore the Apostle Islands, the ‘Caribbean of the North’—Cindy Kalow (Superior Charters)

Masthead

Safe Sail Handling with Well-Maintained Hardware—Jim Anderson (Harken)

1:00 PM

Mainsail

Man Overboard Equipment and Procedures—Nick Fugate (Crowley’s Yacht Yard)

Spinnaker

Great New Products: Part 2—Pam Wall (Pam Wall Cruising Consultant)

Windward

A Guide to Cruising the Great Loop—Kim Russo (America’s Great Loop Cruisers Association)

Masthead

Marine Weather Primer—Mark Thornton (LakeErieWX LLC)

2:15 PM

Mainsail

Employment Opportunities in Chicago’s Marine Industry—Grant Crowley (Crowley’s Yacht Yard)

Spinnaker

From Day Sailing to Cruising: How to Explore More of Lake Michigan and Beyond —Paul Uhl (Columbia Yacht Club)

Windward

Cruising the Michigan Shore—Lou Bruska (Great Lakes Cruising Company)

Masthead

Countdown to Cruising—Niels Jensen (Great Lakes Cruising Company)

3:30 PM

Mainsail

Rigging Inspection and Care—Dave Ramer (Crowley’s Yacht Yard)

Spinnaker

Anchoring: “Parking Break and Emergency Brake” —Brian Earl (Sea Safaris Sailing School)

Windward

Navigating Strategies to help Keep Your Yachting Lifestyle in Your Retirement Years—Bill Bloom (Bloom Financial)

Masthead

Sailboat Racing: How to be Crew, How to Get Crew, and How to Make Everyone Happy Along the Way—Anne Michaud and Peter O’Malley (Midwest Open Racing Fleet)

4:45 PM

Mainsail

DC Wiring—Dan Bochnovic (Crowley’s Yacht Yard)

Spinnaker

Weather Apps—Mark Thornton (LakeErieWX LLC)

Windward

'She-manship’: Increase Your Effectiveness as a True Boating Partner—Cindy Kalow (Superior Charters)

Masthead

Wilderness Cruising at Isle Royale—Niels Jensen (Great Lakes Cruising Company)

6:00 PM

Mainsail

Rope Technology and Splicing—Dave Ramer (Crowley’s Yacht Yard)

Spinnaker

Making your Boat a Better/Simpler Day-Sailor/Cruising Boat—Rich Stearns (Stearns Boating)

Windward

Be a Better Captain: Local Knowledge, Resources and Recognition for the Chicago Boater—Russ Salzman (Chicago Harbor Safety Committee)

Masthead

Short Handed Sail Handling—Travis Blain (Mack Sails)

SATURDAY

8:00 AM-12 PM

S404A

Force Ten Storm Strategies—John Kretschmer (John Kretschmer Sailing)

8:00 AM-4 PM

S403

Outfitting for Blue Water Sailing—Pam Wall (Pam Wall Cruising Consultant)

10:30 AM

Mainsail

Diesel Engine Basics—Ryan Blumber & John Casey (Crowley’s Yacht Yard)

Spinnaker

Taking the Leap from Day Sailing to Sailing Offshore—Paul Uhl (Columbia Yacht Club)

Windward

About AIS (Automatic Identification Systems)—Terry Phillips (America’s Boating Club)

Masthead

Sailboat Racing Rules—Allan Teske (Lake Michigan Sail Racing Federation)

11:45 AM

Mainsail

Fiberglass Repairs with Epoxy—Phil Pollard (Crowley’s Yacht Yard)

Spinnaker

Film and Photography Underway—Vivian Vuong (John Kretschmer Sailing & Viza Photgraphy)

Windward

Croatian Sailing Charter Secrets: What You Need to Know to be Able to Charter in Croatia, Europe’s Hottest Sailing Destination—Jean DeKeyser (Med Sailing Adventures)

Masthead

Sailboat Racing Rules: Part 2—Allan Teske (Lake Michigan Sail Racing Federation)

1:00 PM

Mainsail

Man Overboard Equipment and Procedures—Nick Fugate (Crowley’s Yacht Yard)

Spinnaker

Getting Started in Sailboat Racing—Rich Stearns (Stearns Boating)

Windward

Be a Better Captain: Local Knowledge, Resources and Recognition for the Chicago Boater—Russ Salzman (Chicago Harbor Safety Committee)

Masthead

30 Great Boats to Sail Aound the World—John Kretschmer (John Kretschmer Sailing)

1:00 AM-5:00 PM

S404A

Understanding And Avoiding Great Lakes Thunderstorms—Mark Thornton (LakeErieWX LLC)

2:15 PM

Mainsail

Employment Opportunities in Chicago’s Marine Industry—Grant Crowley (Crowley’s Yacht Yard)

Spinnaker

Refitting an Older Cruising Boat for Serious Blue Water Sailing—Nathan Zahrt (John Kretschmer Sailing)

Windward

Best of the Loop—Kim Russo (America’s Great Loop Cruisers Association)

Masthead

Sail Repair and Sail Maintenance—Mike Considine (UK Sailmakers)

3:30 PM

Mainsail

Rigging Inspection and Care—Dave Ramer (Crowley’s Yacht Yard)

Spinnaker

Charter Sailing the South Pacific—John & Tadji Kretschmer (John Krteschmer Sailing)

Windward

Anchoring: “Parking Break and Emergency Brake”—Brian Earl (Sea Safaris)

Masthead

Sailboat Racing: How to be Crew, How to Get Crew, and How to Make Everyone Happy Along the Way—Anne Michaud and Peter O’Malley (Midwest Open Racing Fleet)

4:45 PM

Mainsail

DC Wiring—Dan Bochnovic (Crowley’s Yacht Yard)

Spinnaker

Short Handed Sail Handling—Travis Blain (Mack Sails)

Windward

How to Read The Weather—Bob Canfield (America’s Boating Club)

Masthead

Cruising the Michigan Shore—Lou Bruska (Great Lakes Cruising Company)

SUNDAY

10:30 AM

Mainsail

Diesel Engine Basics—Ryan Blumber & John Casey (Crowley’s Yacht Yard)

Spinnaker

Weather Forecasting and Route Planning with Gribs—Mark Thornton (LakeErieWX LLC)

Windward

How to Use a Modern VHF/DSC Marine Radio—Mike Ludtke (America’s Boating Club )

Masthead

TBD—TBD

11:45 AM

Mainsail

Fiberglass Repairs with Epoxy—Phil Pollard (Crowley’s Yacht Yard)

Spinnaker

Looping in 2020 with the Illinois Waterway Closed—Kim Russo (America’s Great Loop Cruisers Association)

Windward

Countdown to Cruising—Niels Jensen (Great Lakes Cruising Company)

Masthead

A Family Sails Around the World: Part 1—Pam Wall (Pam Wall Cruising Consultant)

1:00 PM

Mainsail

Man Overboard Equipment and Procedures —Nick Fugate (Crowley’s Yacht Yard)

Spinnaker

Cruising North of the 45th Parallel—Lou Bruska (Great Lakes Cruising Company)

Windward

Anchoring: “Parking Break and Emergency Brake”—Brian Earl (Sea Safaris)

Masthead

A Family Sails Around the World: Part 2—Pam Wall (Pam Wall Cruising Consultant)

2:15 PM

Mainsail

Rigging Inspection and Care—Dave Ramer (Crowley’s Yacht Yard)

Spinnaker

Sail Trim—Rich Stearns (Stearns Boating)

Windward

Chartering and Sailing along Mallorca’s Southeast Coast and the Island of Cabrera—Jean DeKeyser (Med Sailing Adventures)

Masthead

Safe Sail Handling with Well-Maintained Hardware—Jim Anderson (Harken)

3:30 PM

Mainsail

Rope Technology and Splicing—Dave Ramer (Crowley’s Yacht Yard)

Spinnaker

'She-manship’—Increase Your Effectiveness as a True Boating Partner—Cindy Kalow (Superior Charters)

Windward

Marine DSC/VHF Radio for Emergency Communications and AIS for Collision Avoidance—Ron Kallen

Masthead

Better Captain - Local Knowledge, Resources and Recognition for the Chicago Boater—Russ Salzman (Chicago Harbor Safety Committee)

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