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$99 for a Three-Hour Introductory Sailing or Racing Lesson ($300 Value)
Hands-on classes can be tailored to accommodate beginners and the more experienced who wish to hone their abilities to sail in heavy weather. Captains-to-be can schedule their lessons for 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. on Mondays–Fridays or 10 a.m.–1 p.m., 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m., or 5 p.m.–8 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
3rd Coast Cruising
In 2004, 3rd Coast Cruising began with a simple mission: to make sailing accessible for everyone. More than a decade later, the company has grown into a full-service sailing company while building a community of sailing and cruise enthusiasts. With instruction from USCG–licensed and certified captains, patrons receive hands-on training on areas such as navigation, how to lead a crew, and maintenance. Past students have gone on to own their boats, lead racing vessels, and even sail the world. In addition to lessons, the company offers private charters for a number of occasions. Friends and family can venture out to the water and enjoy the view of the Chicago skyline, or companies can hold a team-building exercise by booking a regatta or flotilla for a race.