Junior Sailing

Junior Sailing

For more than 90 years, the Chicago Yacht Club Sailing School has been a leader in teaching children how to sail. The school runs year-round, providing an extensive array of classes and racing teams in the summer, hosting experienced Optimist racers and high school sailing teams in the fall and spring, and traveling with race teams to compete in the winter. Courses provide the opportunity for young sailors to develop the skills and confidence necessary to enjoy the sport of sailing. They are tailored for different ages and ability levels.

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For information on specific programs, use the menu bar to the left. To reach the Sailing School, please contact the Sailing School Office at sailingschool@chicagoyachtclub or call (312) 861-7777 ext. 5563.


Not a member? No need to be a member to join the learn-to-sail classes or for the specialty classes. The racing teams do require membership. The Chicago Yacht Club offers a variety of options including Junior membership! Click here to contact Membership Marketing Director, Emily Giaimo, for additional information.


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