Welcome to Skyline Sailing School
Welcome to Skyline Sailing School, where quality sailing instruction becomes affordable and is not just for a select few. With no club memberships or seasonal commitments, your instruction is just what you really need: excellent instruction and the ability to use your skills independently.
Skyline Sailing School’s Instructors are certified by the ASA and are USCG licensed captains, providing instruction based on the standards of the American Sailing Association, the first unified standards program in the U.S. The Skyline Sailing School Instruction Program is geared toward giving each student the opportunity to gain skills, knowledge, and confidence on the waters of Lake Michigan, through step by step instruction.
It is Skyline Sailing School’s goal to have every student find success through instruction! Whether it is in boat handling or gaining personal confidence, each student will have the opportunity to state their goals, allowing him/her to measure their success upon completion. Each student is treated as an individual, and different teaching methods are explored in areas of student weakness. Additional practice sailing time is available throughout the week, if needed, for a nominal fee.
Courses are set to standards based on ASA standards, and every student will be measured against them. At successful completion of these standards, both written and practical, the student will qualify to handle a vessel on their own.
Skyline Sailing School offers unique classes in the Chicago sailing community. Our Family Instruction Program and Women’s Programs set us apart.
Skyline Sailing School believes that strong families build strong communities, and that sharing an activity together can strengthen family bonds. In our ever demanding lives, spending time together is often pushed to the bottom of the list because of involvement in individual activities. Our Family Instruction course allows families to spend time together, learning how to play and meet challenges in the sailing environment. When a family learns together, the children under 16 learn for free. Skyline Sailing School wants to give families the opportunity to grow and strengthen together, because our community depends on it.
Our Women’s Program is dedicated to giving every woman an opportunity to experience her strength and abilities in a newfound atmosphere. Learning to sail in a safe environment encourages women to become their very best by meeting new challenges and experiencing the role of a leader. The Woman’s Program is identical to the Skipper Program, and in the end, SHE will be master of the vessel!