** Monday, March 11, 2019 Board Meeting at 7:00 P.M.
at the Palatine Library.
** Monday, March 18, 2019 General Club meeting at 7:30
P.M. held at the Arlington Heights Historical Society
It has been a long winter this year, but were a finally getting closer to sailing.
To help organize our sailing events, Lorraine Klabunde, our Fleet Captain, will be hosting a Skippers Meeting on March 16th. If you own a boat or want to help volunteer to be a Cruise Captain, come to the meeting to give us your inputs for the 2019 Sailing Schedule. See page 4 for details.
The following Monday, March 18th, we will be having our monthly meeting. We will be having a great presentation by Dan Bochnovic from Crowley’s Yacht Yard. See page 3 in our March communique for more details.
Late every winter, we have our annual “I Wish I Were Sailing” party. It will be on March 23rd. Unlike the outdoors, it will be in a warm room with a fire, hot food and cold drinks. And a bunch of great NWSA members.
Also, on March 23rd, Crowley’s will be hosing their “Yacht-a-Palooza” event. We will be hosting a booth to recruit for the club. Please volunteer by signing-up for the event on our website calendar. Fair Winds!—Marc Holdwick
2018 Photo Contest Winners
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Read a note written 1976 Commodore Pat Kellogg about the beginnings of NWSA.
Special thanks to Elmer and Joyce Hook for providing this wonderful look at the early days of the NWSA.
Read the accompanying letter.
The NorthWest Sailing Association is an enthusiastic group of sailors living in and about Chicago's Northwest suburbs. The members share a quest for increased knowledge and improved seamanship in a spirit of camaraderie and fun.
Founded in 1974 by a small group of 25 sailors seeking others of similar interests, the Club's initial purpose was to exchange knowledge and experiences. In the course of the years hence, and continuing today, club members regularly sail together out of all major Chicago area harbors, on inland lakes surrounding Chicago, Wisconsin, and occasionally across Lake Michigan and back!
The high point of the summer sailing season, is our Door County / Wisconsin Sailing Weekend. Club members have organized charters in the Bahamas, Florida and other exotic locations, and will plan future charters to various prime sailing areas as the members interest dictates.
Who Belongs to NWSA?
Members include families, couples, singles - anyone interested in sailing; including skippers with large cruising boats or medium or small sailboats; even sailors with no boats. Members who don't know how to sail, but are interested in learning, may wish to crew with our experienced sailboat owners and gain valuable experience and knowledge of boat handling.
Ample opportunity to crew is available at each sailing event, and during the days between events with available skippers.
We Meet. . .
During the boating season, the NWSA sponsors sailing events in many of the major Chicago land lake, and Michigan harbors, as well as inland lakes. We have sponsored cruises in Wisconsin, - Door County, Racine and Lake Geneva; Indiana; Michigan and a Lake Michigan Crossing. Illinois: Waukegan, Monroe, Montrose, Winthrop, Pistakee Lake, Fox Lake; Blackwell Forest Preserve, Warrenville, Busse Woods, Elk Grove Village. Groups have chartered excursions in the Bahamas, Florida, and various prime sailing destinations.