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New How To Sail Book by McGraw-Hill

BookSailTodayI am pleased to announce the very latest learn to sail book has been published by MCGraw-Hill Education/International Marine.  It is called Learn To Sail Today-From Novice to Sailor in One Week.

This book is my life's work.  Ive spent over six years writing and refining it.  At every step, I've made every effort to simplify and clarify the complexities of sailing.  Everyone should try sailing, but sometimes it is too intimidating.  The book is only 209 pages long.  It uses a strong, clear voice to guide the beginner.  It covers safety at sea, how to steer, (and later steering by compass) how to adjust sails, seasickness remedies, docking, four essential knots, tacking, rules of the road, spinnaker handling, dealing with sudden storms, jibing, sailing etiquette, anchoring, winch usage, navigation, tides (for the coastal sailor), buying your own boat, with appendices also for medical emergencies, sailing emergencies, equipping and maintaining your boat, and a simplified explanation of how sails actually move the boat, and much more.

I'll be donating a copy to the club library at the next meeting.  

Barry Lewis

Saturday Sail-July 30, 2016

What a great sail!

Another wonderful day of sailing followed up with a fun dock party.  Have to once again thank the boat owners for sharing their time and vessels with us.  And wanted to thank Peggy and Bill Draver for coordinating the event and providing us all with dinner and wine.  Such a wonderful time of togetherness!!  Thank you


  • Attend the next club meeting on Monday, April 17, 2017.

  • Looking forward to another great sailing season.




Seger_Boat4Well maintained 1988 Catalina 22 for sale. New Roller Furling 135% Headsail. New Bimini.Pop top with Canvas cover.Gas shocks.Shore power with cord. 110 volt interior power.Interior led lighting.Battery maintainer.Swing keel.Depth sounder/fish finder.Anchor, vinyl rode,200' line.Fenders,dock lines. VHF. Cockpit table.Fire extinguishers.Trailer with extension for launching.Spare tire.New tires November 2015.Mast raising system.Wheels and brakes reconditioned Summer 2014. Time to move up. $10K. Bill Seger 630-282-4957

Boat ForSale TonyEager THUMB

A beautiful boat, with simple, graceful lines, Leigh is a comfortable cruiser for four, with the option of additional berths.This vessel has a full V-berth with filler panel, settee berths on port and starboard with a pipe berth above the starboard settee, and a full size quarter berth providing berths for 5 adults and 1 child in the pipe-berth. 

Cichy Boat4SaleThe attached pdf's are the original price of the boat and motor and the second is the NADA guide to its value now. The pictures are of the boat in my garage, which has been kept indoor "winterized" for the last 4 years.
For more information contact: Janice Cichy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Phone: 815-286-7980.


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