Hey Members, Need those volunteer hours? Here's how you can get them.

The Sail Chicago season will soon end with lowering the masts in the harbor and motoring the boats up the Chicago river. The mast lowering will take place on October 17th with a rain date of October 18th. Normally the process takes about 4 or 5 hours starting at 9am.

YOU can learn how to dismast a sailboat and motor it up the river. It's useful knowledge. The purpose is to transfer knowledge about the boats and how to maintain them to as many people as possible. The mast lowering will take place in either Dusable or 31st Street harbor.

Motoring the boats up the river will take place early the next week. The trip takes under two hours, but transportation back downtown can add a bit to that.

No specific knowledge is required. 

If you are interested in taking part in either event and learning about another part of the Sail Chicago process, contact Tom Peterson at maintenance@sailchicago.org right away!