University of Chicago Sailing Club - Learn to Sail Program

Basic Information

Hello Sailors! The University of Chicago Sailing Team practicing at Columbia Yacht Club this spring! This marks a transition towards a more practice-driven team atmosphere for our novices and racers alike.

All skill levels and All members of the University, graduate or undergraduate, are welcome, however, to maintain practice continuity, beginners must join at the beginning of the quarter.

Minimum team commitment is two practices per week and for undergrads, one weekend competition in regattas.

How to Join!

To join the club, you must:

  1. Email Emily ( or Geoff ( with your interest and experience level

  2. Complete a Risk Waiver

  3. Pay dues. They are currently set at $200 for Fall and $200 for Spring. (note that if for any reason you can't pay dues, we will happily lower or waive them)

  4. Come to at least 2 practices per week