Cheap sailing in Chicago
March 14, 2012 12:47 PM Subscribe
What is the easiest and cheapest way to go sailing in Chicago without buying a boat?
posted by enn to sports, hobbies, & recreation (9 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Years ago I had an ancient 25-foot sailboat and it was wonderful. I'd love to go sailing again, but I live in Chicago and a boat and slip here would be more than I really want to spend. I don't drive, so even something on a trailer would not really be practical.
Is there any way to go sailing without owning a boat? Can I rent a Laser somewhere? Or crew on something bigger?
I see a number of places that offer sailing classes. I don't mind taking a class in order to qualify but I'd like eventually to be able to sail outside of an instructional setting.