As a 501C3 non-profit organization, our primary mission is to teach sailing to the Chicagoland community.  A benefit of membership in our organization is that members can rent boats (once they are checked out on our boats).  We welcome experienced sailors, but each person still has to go through the check out process, which involves taking a Skipper Prep class. This ensures that all of our skippers are acquainted with our boats and our procedures.