Adult Sailing Schools Around Lake Michigan
You can learn to sail and at no, low, or reasonable cost! Whatever your goal, through sailing schools and programs around Lake Michigan, you can build enough skill to sail or race any sailboat anywhere. Our list includes a wide variety of programs. Some learn to sail programs are organized through yacht clubs, some through municipalities, some are private. Some just teach classes, some offer a sailboat timeshare, membership, charters, rentals or other programs to keep you sailing.
Adult Learn to Crew on Sailboats Schools Around Lake Michigan
Amazingly there are lots of sailboats all around Lake Michigan looking for crew. There are programs to teach the basics and sailing language in a classroom and then match you up with a volunteer who will take you out on their boat and let you practice what you learned in class. They call these Crew Schools. These programs typically are held annually in the Spring season. At the conclusion of the programs, graduation night offers the students an event to meet sailboat owners looking for regular crew. Some owners may be day sailors, others cruisers going to harbors around the Lake, and others may be racing sailboaters. Between taking the lessons and buying some sailing clothes (deck shoes, PFD, rain gear and gloves), you’ll be sailing for far less than $1,000. By this, the first myth is destroyed: sailing is not overly expensive. Sailing is open to everyone: the second myth is destroyed; sailing is not exclusive, Where can you attend an Adult Crew School? Explore as indicated below:
Kudos to Glenn McCarthy who created v.1 of Learn to Sail in his blog on Chicago Now in 2014: Adult Sailing Schools.