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Learn to Sail

3rd Coast Cruising offers a wide variety of sailing options. Our "Learn to Sail" program will appeal to all levels of sailors including potential boat owners/bareboaters offering hands-on training. We offer more sailing packages and sailing times than any other school in Chicago. We want to make sure our teaching style works for our new students especially if they are new to sailing; it is important for new sailors to get several experiences on the water before they decide if they got what it takes! To assist new sailors in deciding what package makes the most sense, we developed a Trial Membership so new folks can “kick the tires”. 

ent completes their trial membership and is interested in continuing, we will get feedback from the club members they sailed with to determine compatibility. We want to ensure that we have a good match for everyone!
  • Fill out this SURVEY and complete our Beginner Quiz to see if you qualify for our Trial Membership Discount.
  • Once we receive your responses, we will send you more details regarding this program.

  • Flexible Scheduling online by the students; you pick your dates!

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3rd Coast is a Certified NauticEd School 

Internationally Recognized SLC License For Sailing

Sailing season runs mid-May through mid-October.



Monday @ 6:30pm

Tuesday @ 6:30pm

Wednesday @ 6:30pm

Thursday @ 6:30pm

Friday @ 6:30pm

Saturday @ 10:00am

Saturday @ 1:30pm

Sunday @ 10:00am

Sunday @ 1:30pm


All Sails are 3 hours long.