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Sailing Resources

The sailing resources listed below are services and companies we use every day at Windy City Sailing. Therefore we highly recommend you add them to your favorites as well.

We keep an eye on the weather radar with the NOAA Radar Website. Click here and you can view the same weather radar.


The United States Coast Guard provides all boaters with the rules and regulations that help keep us safe.


This is a great place to check on the weather before you venture out onto Lake Michigan. This site is semi-accurate in terms of temp, wind direction and speed, and the forecast for the next 12 hours. Gives you a gauge of what to wear on the boat.


Beneteau is the worlds largest producer of fine sailing yachts. They are based in France and have opened up a production facility in Marion, South Carolina. We have sailed many Beneteau models over the years and they just keep improving their quality and performance.


The Chicago Harbor system is the largest municipal harbor system in the United States. It’s a massive undertaking with over 3,000 slips and moorings for power and sailing yachts. Their website is filled with useful information.


Crowley’s Yacht Yard Lakeside is Chicago’s premier yacht yard and service specialists. They offer indoor and outdoor storage as well as all of your service needs. They are top notch and service all of our vessels. Phone 773.221.9990


The Chicago Yacht Club is Chicago’s oldest and most established yacht club with locations in Belmont and Monroe Harbors. CYC hosts the annual Chicago to Mackinac Race or “Mac Race” every year.


US Sailing is the official governing body for the sport of sailing in the United States. They “set the bar” when it come to safety, regulations and racing in sailing.


Chicago Traveler is the perfect travel guide for the first-time or frequent visitor, offering information and links to help out-of-towners and locals alike plan a great visit to our wonderful city.


From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the sky above the lakefront will fill with a spectacular fireworks display of color and sound. It’s a wonderful show with the Chicago Skyline as the backdrop.


This site has everything you want and need when it comes to chartering in the US or Caribbean. I’ve found some fantastic contacts in California and the the Great Lakes. Take a look when you have a few minutes.


The “Jackpot” Is a massive thirty three foot, 3 tiered fishing boat with a huge rear deck for fishing, a large fly bridge and a fully enclosed cabin for your fishing comfort under all conditions.

13 is the easiest way to find yachts for sale and the most efficient means for yacht brokers to advertise.


West Marine is another great place to find your sailing and boating needs. If you are in the Chicagoland area, West Marine is located on the corner of North Ave and Laramie.


If you are thinking about buying a sail or power boat you should take a look at Pinnacle Yachts. Pinnacle’s “lease-share” program provides you with ample sailing time on professionally maintained sailing and power yachts for a fraction of the cost of ownership.


Expect a fishing vacation where we will not have you settle for anything less! Superior customer service, a warm and inviting atmosphere. The ultimate Alaska experience at an all-inclusive lodge. Contact Jennifer Glausha


Manhattan’s premier destination for everything sailing!

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