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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.


Kudos to Glenn McCarthy who created v.1 of Learn to Sail in his blog on Chicago Now in 2014:  Adult Sailing Schools.

Key:  ASA:  American Sailing Association; GLP:  Great Lakes Pilot; USCG:  United States Coast Guard;
USN:  United States Navy; USSA:  United States Sailing Association
         

Illinois         
City School (clickable link) firstsail adultlessons privatelessons certifiedby timeshare rentals charters adaptive
Arlington Heights Arlington Heights Park District              
Chicago Aegir Expeditions   USCG      
Chicago Broad Reach Sailing USCG
Chicago Burnham Park Yacht Club Sailing School              
Chicago Corinthian University
firstsail USSA
Chicago Chicago Match Race Center USSA
Chicago Chicago Park District   USSA
Chicago Chicago Sailing firstsail   USSA      
Chicago Chicago Yacht Club firstsail   USSA
Chicago Columbia Yacht Club firstsail USSA
Chicago Fairwind Sail ASA
Chicago Jackson Park Yacht Club firstsail USSA
Chicago Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing USSA
Chicago Pinnacle Yachts     USCG    
Chicago Sail Chicago   USSA
Chicago Sail Time ASA
Chicago Seabreeze Charter ASA
Chicago Sloop City Sailing
Chicago 3rd Coast Cruising   ASA
Chicago Two Brothers Sailing Adventures
Clinton Clinton Lake Sailing Association
Des Plaines Des Plaines Park District              
Evanston City of Evanston  
Evanston Northwestern University Sailing Center
Glencoe Glencoe Shores Sailing School USSA
Great Lakes Naval Training Center-Enlisted Only USN
Highland Park North Shore Yacht Club USSA
Johnsburg Community Sailing School @ Pistakee USSA
Kenilworth Kenilworth Sailing Club
Lake Bluff Lake Bluff Park District
Lake Forest Lake Forest Sailing Program USSA
Peoria Illinois Valley Yacht and Canoe Club
Springfield Island Bay Yacht Club USSA
Waukegan Sea Safaris Sailing School ASA
Waukegan Waukegan|Joseph Conrad Yacht Club firstsail
Weldon Clinton Lake Sailing Association firstsail
Wilmette Sheridan Shore Sailing School
Wilmette Wilmette Park District-Gillson Sailing
Winnetka Winnetka Park District
Winthrop Harbor Sail Time
ASA
Indiana
Bloomington Indiana University Sailing Center
Bloomington Lake Monroe Sailing Association
Hammond Hammond Marina
Indianapolis Indianapolis Sailing Club
West Lafayette Lafayette Sailing Club
Michigan
Bellaire Torch Lake Sailing School              
Boyne City Lake Charlevoix Mariners USSA
Charlevoix Lake Charlevoix Mariners USSA
Coloma Paw Paw Lake Yacht Club
Frankfort Crystal Lake Sailing School USSA
Grand Haven Grand River Sailing Club firstsail
Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Sailing Club
Harbor Springs Little Traverse Sailors USSA
Holland GT Sailing ASA
Holland Deeplake Ventures USCG
Holland Macatawa Bay Junior Association USSA
Lansing Lansing Sailing Club firstsail USSA
Leland Leland Yacht Club USSA
Ludington Autonomous Sailing Charters USCG
Ludington Ludington Youth Sailing School USSA  
Ludington Northern Breezes Sailing School     ASA
Muskegon Muskegon Yacht Club Sailing School USSA
Oden Crooked Lake Sailors firstsail USSA
Pentwater Pentwater Junior Sailing Program ASA
Petoskey Walloon Sailors USSA
Richland Gull Lake Country Club USSA
Saint Joseph Come Sail Away Sailing USCG
Saint Joseph St. Joseph Junior Foundation USSA
Saugatuck Saugatuck Yacht Club Sailing Program USSA
Saugatuck Seasun Sailing Charters USCG
South Haven South Haven Yacht Club Sailing School              
Spring Lake Spring Lake Junior Sailing Association USSA
Torch Lake Torch Lake Windsurfing
Traverse City Great Lakes Sailing Company ASA
Traverse City Traverse Area Community Sailing firstsail USSA
Whitehall White Lake Sailing School USSA
Wisconsin
Delafield Nagawicka Lake Sailing School USSA
Delavan Delavan Lake Sailing School
East Troy Lake Beulah Sailing School              
Ephraim Ephraim Yacht Club USSA
Fontana Geneva Lake Sailing School USSA
Green Bay Green Bay Sail & Paddle            
Green Lake Green Lake Sailing School
Kenosha Kenosha Yacht Club firstsail
Kenosha Kenosha Community Sailing Center
Madison Hoofer Sailing Club ASA
Madison Madison Youth Sailing Foundation ASA
Milwaukee Marquette University Sailing Club
Milwaukee Milwaukee Community Sailing Center USSA
Milwaukee Milwaukee Sailboat Racing Club
Milwaukee Milwaukee Yacht Club ASA
Milwaukee SailTime ASA
Milwaukee Sea Safaris Sailing School ASA
Manitowoc Manitowoc Yacht Club USSA
Nekoosa Barnum Bay Yacht Club
Neenah Fox Valley Sailing School USSA
North Lake North Lake Sailing School
Oconomowoc Okauchee Sailing School              
Oconomowoc Oconowoc Lake Club              
Pewaukee Pewaukee Lake Sailing School USSA
Racine Great Lakes Sailing Charters GLP
Racine Racine Yacht Club firstsail
Racine SailTime ASA
Sheboygan Red Sails Charter USCG
Sheboygan Sailing Education Association of Shebogyan firstsail   USSA  
Sheboygan Sheboygan Youth Sailing Club USSA
Sturgeon Bay Sail Training Foundation USSA
Suamico Windjammers Sailing Club firstsail
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