FAQ

When can I sign up for classes or renew my membership?
We open our system to membership renewals in early February.  Classes open for registration in mid-March. Classes do fill up quickly, so we recommend signi...
Sat, Mar 16, 2019 at 1:42 PM
What are your classes like and what will I learn?
On-the-water classes consist of a maximum of 4 students.  We have three levels of classes:  Basic, Intermediate, and Skipper Prep: BASIC If you’ve just...
Sat, Apr 6, 2019 at 6:01 PM
What will I learn in the Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced/Skipper Prep classes?
BASIC If you’ve just become interested in sailing, our Basic program is for you. Basic students will learn the fundamentals of sailing on the water with a ...
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 8:37 PM
All the classes currently listed on the website are full. How do I get on the waiting list?
Registration for our classes typically opens up in mid-March, and our classes fill up fast. We make every effort to place all interested students, but as an...
Thu, Apr 4, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Do you offer courses for kids or teens?
Unfortunately no, we do not offer sailing lessons for children or young adults under the age of 18 at this time.
Fri, Apr 5, 2019 at 12:43 PM
What is the cancellation policy for Sail Chicago classes and membership?
The Sail Chicago cancellation policy is as follows: If you must cancel your course, Sail Chicago will make every attempt to fill your seat in the course...
Fri, Apr 5, 2019 at 10:58 AM
Do you offer private lessons?
No, unfortunately at this time we do not have the ability to offer private lessons.
Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 10:07 AM
I'm an experienced sailor. Do I need to take your skipper training course?
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 th...
Sat, Apr 6, 2019 at 6:03 PM
Where do Sail Chicago classes meet?
Sail Chicago doesn't have waterfront space, so members and students meet on the south edge of dock space at Monroe and Lake Shore Dr. Here's a map...
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 7:46 PM
How many Tiller Times/ Member Cruise Outings will I be able to attend? How frequently are they scheduled?
You may sign up for a maximum of (2) Tiller Times at a time.  Once you've completed these, you may sign up for (2) more Tiller Times. As Member Cruise ...
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 8:11 PM