Issue #8 From the Editor... August, 2015


 Sail Chicago is a not-for-profit community sailing program.  

Its mission is to offer quality instruction in sailing and boating safety, and to provide affordable sailing opportunities to its members and others in the Chicago area.


By Gary Thrane, Associate Editor

Well, the weather has finally turned summery!  All through June, it seemed like it was never going to clear up, or even warm up.  But at last, sailors can go forth without automatically donning their foul weather gear.  If you're a skipper, we hope you've been out for private sails.  Members can also get  out on the Lake with MCOs (Member Cruise Outings).  Students can sign up for, and skippers can lead, Tiller Times. Skippers can also have fun as they fulfill their volunteer duties out on the water (see "Summer Youth Programs" article below).  

If you're looking to go out with an experienced skipper or you are a skipper looking for crew, consider the Sail Chicago Share-a-Sail program (see article below).

(An error on the Sail Chicago web site has been corrected:  the maximum number of people who can sail on Priorities is seven as has always been the rule in the Sail Chicago Rules and Regulations.)