Sail Chicago members have access to discounted sailing classes, social sailing events, sailing practices and a fleet of a dozen sailboats* moored at Downtown Chicago's Monore Harbor. 

 

$200/year

 

NOTE: If you take a class with Sail Chicago as a non-member, you will be eligible to sign up for membership following the class for a discounted fee of $125

*Private Sailboat use is limited to those who have completed the skipper skills assessment, both practical and written, necessary to handle boats on their own. 

 


Member Cruise Outings 

This is an opportunity for Sail Chicago members and their guests to enjoy recreational sails on one of the boats in our Sail Chicago fleet.  No sailing experience required!  Sail Chicago provides a volunteer skipper and a first mate, and Sail Chicago members and guests are invited to come along for a sail on beautiful Lake Michigan. 

Member cost: Free

Guest cost: $25


Tiller Time

Tiller Time provides Sail Chicago members the opportunity to practice skills and maneuvers they learn in class, to refresh rusty sailing skills, and gain confidence at the helm under the supervision of a Sail Chicago Skipper.  

Member cost: Free 

(must be enrolled in a sailing class during the current or previous season)


Annual Service

Sail Chicago is an all-volunteer community sailing program. To keep things running smoothly, members choose and complete a service requirement each year that benefits the program. This service can range from event planning, group organization, marketing, boat maintenance, etc. New members are exempt from the service requirement for their first year. Returning members can opt out of the service requirement by paying a fee. 


Affordable private sailboat use

When the boats in our Sail Chicago fleet are not being used for program activities, Sail Chicago members who are qualified skippers can use the boats for private sails. Skippers may invite other Sail Chicago members or guests to crew for them on the boat.

For boats moored at Monroe Harbor, fees include one parking pass to the Monroe Street Garage and free transportation for skipper and crew to and from the boat on the Monroe Harbor tender.

Time slot

Ideal 18

Rhodes 19

Colgate 26

Hunter 34

Ericson 34

Weekday Mornings
8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

$20

$20

$30

$50

$50

Weekday Afternoons
1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

$30

$35

$60

$90

$90

Weekday Evenings
6:00 p.m. - 11 p.m.

$40

$45

$75

$120

$120

Weekends and Holidays

$40

$45

$75

$120

$120


 

Rates are for the full period, not hourly.

Questions? See our FAQ page

Still have questions? Contact sail@sailchicago.org for more information.