What we're about

We are a fun, enthusiastic group of sailors living around Chicago's
Northwest suburbs, who enjoy sailing and sharing our knowledge with
others. We are one of the most active clubs in the area.

Our members include families, couples, and singles. This includes skippers with large cruising boats, day sailors, and trailer sailors; even those with no boats, but all with an interest in, or a love of, sailing. Ample opportunities to crew are available at each sailing event, and during the days between events.

  • Share your passion for sailing with all of our enthusiasts! We regularly sail out of all major Chicago area harbors, and on some local lakes.
  • Meet other sailors: owners looking for crew, racers, cruisers, trailer sailors and enthusiastic crew members looking to widen their experience.
  • Experience a wide variety of boats: sailing dinghies, trailer-sailers, beach cats, and onshore cruisers.
  • Participate year-round; haul-out doesn’t end our season. We socialize all winter, including an annual banquet, a pre-season "Wish I Were Sailing" party, social events, and monthly meetings.
  • Learn, teach and share! NWSA members are ready to help!

Out meetup group is a recruitment channel for you to join our club. In order to participate in our sailing events, you will need to enroll as a member. Our club is very accessible; our adult single membership fee is $40, and a family of two is $50; as a member you will have access to over twenty sailing events, and to all social events, with no additional fees.

We invite you to join us, either by completing an online form on our website  www.nwsail.com , or by attending one of our monthly meetings and enrolling there. We look forward to meeting you!

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Ahoy all sailors! Join the NWSA monthly meeting. Get on board!

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Come and join us at our monthly meeting at the Arlington Heights Historical Society. Anyone who is interested in sailing is welcome to attend, members and non-members alike. In fact, non-members are especially welcome! Just ask at the door for George, Sally, Wayne or myself, Gordon.

We frequently have a guest speaker, who provides a short presentation on a sailing-related topic. Afterwards, we make time to socialize and enjoy snacks, beverages, and camaraderie, as we anticpate the upcoming sailing events.

Go through the iron gate in the photo, we are at the rear of the brick
building. We look forward to seeing you there!

Arlington Heights Historical Society
110 W Fremont St,
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

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