Chicago Yacht Share

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Customer Reviews

30 Ratings

You MUST take Norm Zable sailing lesson. He is an outstanding teacher.
SONTCERA M. · June 28, 2016
Such a fantastic experience! Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to know a bit about sailing and have a fabulous time!
Brie E. · July 11, 2015
Captain Norm was fantastic! For an introductory class I really feel like I got a lot of hands-on time. I will be returning for some of his more advanced classes.
Richard H. · August 31, 2013

What You'll Get


Choose Between Two Options

  • $99 for a 2.25-hour Basic Introduction to Sailing class for one novice sailor ($200 value)

During this semiprivate lesson, students get hands-on experience sailing on Lake Michigan. Novices are instructed and supervised by a US Coast Guard–licensed captain with 45 years of experience.

  • $99 for a 2.25-hour Yacht Share Test Drive class for one experienced sailor ($200 value)

In this semiprivate on-the-water lesson, experienced sailors get a close-up look at yacht share. The Test Drive begins with an orientation covering pre- and post-launch procedures, crew tips, and safety training. Instructor also explains how the yacht-share system works. Topics include, man-overboard procedures, docking, and how to drop and retrieve an anchor.

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See FAQs and detailed directions to the dock here. Then, take a look at a map of the area here.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Jul 8, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. Limit 4 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. All Basic Introduction To Sailing Classes are scheduled for Wednesday evenings from 6pm-8:15pm; Yacht Share Test Drive Classes are Saturday evenings from 6pm-8:15pm. Classes subject to availability. Merchant standard cancellation/re-scheduling policy of 24 hours applies (Not to exceed Groupon price already paid). Must be 13 or older. All services must be redeemed during a single visit by same customer. Class reservations must be booked by June 10. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Chicago Yacht Share


Students are in good hands with Chicago Yacht Share's Captain Norm Zable, who brings 45 years of sailing experience to his classes. Through CYS's progressive program, students can be out on the water this summer by earning their American Sailing Association credentials. They then move on to bareboat chartering opportunities aboard performance luxury cruisers. Bareboat charters allow sailors to enjoy a multitude of perks, such as never having to worry about upkeep, storage, or inconvenient mutinies. If students aren't quite ready to skipper, captained charters are also available.

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