We are an all-volunteer organization, which allows us to keep membership and boat rental fees at a low level. We offer a full array of courses taught by volunteer instructors. Once sailors complete our skipper training course and pass a written test, they are qualified to use our boats for private rentals. After the first year of membership, we require our members to complete twenty hours of service a year or to pay an opt out fee. For details on all our classes and policies, see sailchicago.org.