Safety at Sea training is strongly recommended by the Mac Committee for all sailors participating in the CYC Race to Mackinac. Although numerous classes are offered in the Chicago area this spring, they are rapidly selling out. However, there are still spaces available in the area; following are courses that we know of that still have availability:
Columbia Yacht Club is offering a one-day Offshore seminar, on March 10. While there is still room available, the seminar is almost at capacity. For more information, visit https://www.columbiasailingschool.org/seminars-and-events.
Jackson Park Yacht Club is offering a one-day Offshore and Two-Day International Offshore with Hands-On Training, on March 24 and 25. These courses do still have availability, but we urge you to sign up quickly. The JPYC class is likely your best remaining option for training in the Chicago area this spring. Visit https://jacksonparkyachtclub.org/safetyatsea.html for information on the JPYC offerings.
For other offerings of these popular seminars across the country, visit https://www.ussailing.org/education/safety-at-sea/find-a-seminar-near-you/