FAQ

How does your club work and how do I become a member?
We are an all-volunteer organization, which allows us to keep membership and boat usage fees at a low level. We offer a full array of courses taught by volu...
Sat, Jan 25, 2020 at 10:45 AM
What are the service requirements? Do I need to complete them in my first year?
Sail Chicago has been an all volunteer organization since the beginning. It is very similar to a co-op where the members are the owners and share in the rol...
Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 10:11 AM
When does annual membership begin and end?
The annual membership runs for the calendar year, January 1 to December 31. Usually members can renew their membership by the third week in January.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 7:53 PM
Do you offer dual membership or household membership?
Yes, dual membership is available to people living at the same address.  The cost for a dual membership is currently $300. Please contact our membership coo...
Thu, Apr 4, 2019 at 6:23 PM
What are the benefits of membership?
Besides being able to hang out with some really good sailors, not to mention genuinely nice people, membership benefits include: Discounted Sail Chicago (...
Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 12:32 AM
I'm not a member. Can I rent a boat for the day?
As a 501C3 non-profit organization, our primary mission is to teach sailing to the Chicagoland community. Unfortunately, we can only offer private use of ou...
Mon, Feb 3, 2020 at 8:19 PM
What are the boat rental fees?
Additional information, including private boat use rates, is located on the Membership page of our website. 
Mon, Feb 3, 2020 at 8:20 PM
What is the fleet like? How easy is it to reserve boats? How much does it cost?
Our fleet consists of (2) Ideal 18s, (2) Rhodes 19s, (7) Colgate 26s, and (2) cruising boats, an '84 Hunter 34 and a '94 Ericson 34.  Members who ...
Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 10:12 AM
Where can I park?
If you're looking for parking close to the Sail Chicago dock meeting point, the closest option is the Millennium Park Garage located to the west. It&#x...
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 7:44 PM