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Club Membership Advantages

In addition to access to sailing 7 days a week, you will cross-train on many different types of boats including our 38' Lagoon Catamaran while experiencing a variety of wind and sea conditions. 


3rd Coast Club Membership Benefits

  • Learn more, faster! When you sail with Chicago's #1 Ranked Sailing School, you will learn with our innovative teaching methodology. We not only teach you how to sail but as you advance, we will teach you how to teach others- the best way to learn anything! Reviews

  • Unlimited Sailing: Seatime is king! Accumulate tons of seatime towards your certification, sail as much as you want with our Club Sails. Membership Plus Details.


  • Learn at your own pace: No set timetable. Our structure allows you to advance quickly or if you need extra attention, we are there for you. 

  • Flexible Online Priority Scheduling: Members may schedule months in advance for Club Sails and Bareboating. You schedule at your convenience. Most sails cater to ALL experience levels

  • Social: Enjoy the sailing lifestyle with fun-loving people

  • Bareboat Certification: Build the Ultimate Sailing Resume. Develop your skills at your own pace and turn your sailing dream into a reality. We've trained more Licensed Captains, Boat Owners, Bareboaters and Self-Sufficient Sailors than any of our competitors.


  • Free Bareboating: Our Admiral's Club Membership allows Unlimited Free Bareboating on our Monohulls! All Club Membership Plus packages offer bareboating discounts. Details

  • Special Training: Get invitations from our Captains to attend specialty training classes, such as Heavy Weather, Offseason Training, Spinnaker, Extreme Docking, Advanced Safety Drills, Emergency Scenario Training and more.

  • Fast Track your Captain's License. You need 360 days of seatime to qualify. We provide sea time and practical hands-on training!

  • ​​Discounts on a wide variety of sailing excursions including Private Cruises, Regattas, Concert Cruises, Air and Water Show, Lake Crossings, Caribbean Trips, and other special events. (Up to 20%)

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