What we're about

Lake Michigan Sailing Club began in 2016 and sails from five Lake Michigan harbors: Waukegan, Winthrop Harbor, Kenosha, Racine, and Milwaukee. We are a sailing club interested in putting boat owners and crew together. You don't have to own a boat to be a member of Lake Michigan Sailing Club. We need crew to assist our boat owners in sailing their boat. If you don't know how to sail, but want to learn, we are willing to help you. Let us invite you out as our guest.

HOW TO SAIL WITH US:

It's EASY and we want you to sail with us! BOAT OWNERS Follow Step 1 and you will be contacted to go over separate procedures for signing up. WANT TO SAIL WITH US? Follow the steps below to try it out or become a member. Step 1. JOIN MEETUP:

- On our Meetup webpage click on the RED tab “Request to join.” (https://www.meetup.com/Lake-Michigan-Sailing-Club-com/)

- Create a log in.

- Login and upload a head-shot of yourself. To be accepted you must use current and accurate HEADSHOT only. This is required so that boat owners will be able to identify you when you arrive for a sail.

- Fill out the questionnaire and save it, you will then become a pending member. Be sure and check our website for additional messages that we may send to you.

Step 2. TEMPORARY GUEST MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION:

- Open the welcome email and click the link to the Temporary Guest Membership Application.

- Complete the Temporary Guest Application, sign it electronically, click on “I Accept”, then click “submit”.

-Once the application is accepted, you will be approved to RSVP for events and sails on our meetup.com webpage. Be sure and check our website for additional messages that we may send to you.

Step 3. RSVP FOR SAILS & EVENTS:

- A sailing ambassador will be contacting you via phone to welcome you, answer questions & assist you with signing up for your first sail. If you have not been contacted & would like us to call you please email us : membership@lakemichigansailingclub.com

- Once you have been approved on our Meetup.com webpage, you may RSVP for our events and come out as our temporary guest up to 3 times within the calendar year that you are approved. NOTE: Only paid members can invite a guest. If you want someone else to sail with you, please have them go through the process of Joining us on Meetup (Steps 1 through 3, above) and they will be sent the link to fill our the Temporary Guest Membership application. Once they are approved they may RSVP for the events.

- LOGIN to our Meetup page & SIGN UP for your first sailing event! Login To Join A Sail! (https://www.meetup.com/Lake-Michigan-Sailing-Club-com/)

-If you are a beginner,

The American Sailing Association offers a free online sailing course titled “Your First Sail”. It takes anywhere from about 30-45 minutes. And, you will receive a certificate for completing the course! Link is below. We require that beginners complete this on-line course and bring the certificate and give to the captain on your first sail with us. https://asa.com/online-sailing-course /

- During your first 3 times you shall be invited by a board member to join our club as a paid member so that you can continue sailing with us.

Step 4. MEMBERSHIP & DUES : - Temporary Guest Members: After you have been invited to become a Regular Member by one of our board members, you will need to pay a yearly fee in order to join & continue to sail with us. If you are a Temporary Guest Member that has been invited to join please submit your dues now and your membership will be good for the rest of this calendar year and for the 2020 calendar year!

- Regular Members are required to pay yearly dues.

- How to Pay Annual Dues:

o PAY ONLINE: On our Meetup Website go to the event listed as “PAY ANNUAL DUES-Regular Membership” and follow the instructions listed.

- You must also complete your 2020 Membership Application – Crew Member. Click on the link included in the detail of the event to complete and electronically sign the membership form. Be sure to click on the I Accept” button before you submit.

- Joining as a family (family member is defined as living in the same household) ? Click on the event listed as: “PAY ANNUAL DUES- Family Membership”

We look forward to having you join our sailors at Lake Michigan Sailing Club. If you experience difficulty, we are happy to help. Contact LMSC Membership at: membership@lakemichigansailingclub.com

Below is information on our current boats:

Waukegan Harbor:

Jesse and Sue Bowen - Boat Name: Limnos - Pacific Seacraft - 34ft cutter-rigged

Winthrop Harbor:

Barry and Lauren Bernstein – Boat Name: C’est La Vie -36ft Catalina

Colin and Becky Weaver- Boat Name: Calypso II -22ft MacGregor Venture

Mike and Jennifer Fetzer - Boat Name: Paper Sails -30ft S2

Kenosha Harbor:

RonMcLaughlin - Boat Name: Windego -30ft Catalina

Racine Harbor:

Pricilla and Ray Banks- Boat Name: Brezza- 32ft Hunter 320

Roman and Joyce Szymberski - Boat Name: Dream Baby -41ft Hallberg-Rassy -Ketch

Milwaukee Harbor:

Scott Klackner- Boat Name: Voyager - 30ft O'Day

Various Harbors:

Jim Mueller – Boat Name: Driftwood-25ft ketch

Upcoming events (5+)

PAY ANNUAL DUES -Temporary Member that has been invited to join as RegularMember

AHOY MATIES! DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS GREAT DEAL! Attention “Temporary Guest Member that has been invited to join” Lake Michigan Sailing Club “Regular” Membership! If you are a Temporary Guest Member that has been invited to join please submit your dues now and your membership will be good for the rest of this calendar year and for the 2020 calendar year! Join now so you do not miss out on all our sailing events and club events for 2020!! Pay your annual dues on this website using your credit card. The cost would be $100.00 plus processing fees totaling $108.65. To PAY DUES online RSVP for this event, the option to pay online will come up. * You must also complete your 2020 Membership Application-Crew Member. Please click on the following link to complete and electronically sign the membership form. Be sure to click on the "I Accept" button before you Submit.: https://forms.gle/NzjMPxSEy6JgshD6A If you are signing up as “Family” Member, please see the separate event listed for you. Since the price is different we had to set up another event.

PAY ANNUAL DUES-Temporary Member that has been invited to join as Family Member

AHOY MATIES! DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS GREAT DEAL! Attention “Temporary Guest Member that has been invited to join” Lake Michigan Sailing Club “Family” Membership! If you are a Temporary Guest Member that has been invited to join please submit your dues now and your membership will be good for the rest of this calendar year and for the 2020 calendar year! Join now so you do not miss out on all our sailing events and club events for 2020! Pay your annual dues on this website using your credit card. The cost would be $150.00 plus processing fees totaling $162.71, PER FAMILY. (Note that the price when you pay indicates per person it is PER FAMILY- IGNORE). To pay annual dues online, RSVP for this event and the option to pay will come up. * Each family member (family member is defined as living in the same household) must also complete the 2020 Membership Application-Crew Member. Please click on the following link to complete and electronically sign the membership form. Be sure to click on the "I Accept" button before you Submit.: https://forms.gle/NzjMPxSEy6JgshD6A If you are signing up as “Regular” Member, please see the separate event listed for you. Since the price is different we had to set up another event.

Chicago Boat/Sail Show - Greek Islands Restaurant (RSVP for restaurant only)

JOIN US FOR THIS ANNUAL EVENT! NOTE: RSVP by Wednesday, January 8th if you are planning on meeting us for dinner at the Greek Islands Restaurant at 7:00pm, so we have a count for our reservation. Valet Parking is available. Website: http://www.greekislands.net No need to RSVP for the show. We are planning on going to the show on Saturday, January 11th. We will be there for the day. The show starts at 10am. Our plans are to meet up for lunch at the show at 1pm at the Corona Beach Bar & Cantina/Booth S1280. Please see copy of the boat show floor plan above. It is marked Corona and is located where the seminars will take place. You can let us know by replying in the comments section if you are planning on attending the show so we can look for you! Also, plan on meeting for dinner at the Greek Islands Restaurant in Greek Town at 7:00pm (Separate checks will be issued). Would love for all of you to join us for the day, lunch, and/or dinner! Should be a fun day. Again, if you plan to join us for dinner, please RSVP by January 8th so we can make reservations. Otherwise, we will plan on seeing you at the show!! Some of us are planning on staying in a hotel on Friday and Saturday night to take advantage of the full day. An option for you if you are interested! Note: Tickets are on sale now for the boat show. Boat show website: http://www.chicagoboatshow.com/

Lake Michigan Sailing Club Monthly Meeting

Winthrop Harbor Yacht Club

We will have our monthly meeting at the Winthrop Harbor Yacht Club. All members are welcome to attend the general meeting starting at 7PM at which time there will be open discussion about sailing and ideas of what members would like to see at future meetings. Hope to see you all there!

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