Spring and the Midwest Women's Sailing Conference are both still a ways off. In the meantime there is plenty of opportunity for learning and FUN:
February 11: Milwaukee Community Sailing Center - Sailor's Carnival. Free potluck and great for all ages. Activities include a scavenger hunt, water balloon toss, knot tying contests, trivia, and more. Call (414) 277-9094 or email for more details.
Various Dates: North U - Rules and Tactics Seminar. February 11 in Wazata, MN; March 4 in Chicago, IL; March 5 in Milwaukee, WI; April 29 in Bouyne City, MI. For more information, visit the website.
February 12: Monroe Station Yacht Club Chicago - Rules and Tactics Seminar. David Dellenbaugh will speak about changes in the RRS for 2017-2020 and then have a discussion about tactics in fleet racing. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $75 per person Call the CYC front desk to reserve at (312) 861-7777.
March 11: Columbia Yacht Club Chicago - US Sailing Safety at Sea. This is a one-day course which complies with US Sailing Safety at Sea requirements. Moderator is Brian Adams. Contact Kurt Thomsen at (312) 465-3514 or visit the website.
March 25: Crowley's Yacht Yard Chicago - Yachtapalooza. Classes, vendors, food, music, flea market, and more! Visit the website.