Confirmed 2018 Sailing Schedule

LakeGeneva 1 Rittner

 Data updated 2 May 2018, information posted 4 May 2018

June 1-3

Lake Mendota Ice Breaker sail

-John Morris

Trailer sailors this is your season opener.


June 9


All harbor “Shake-down” sail

-this “sail” will not have a cruise captain

This is an “open sail” weekend for captains to recruit NWSA crew to help them get their boat ready and sailed to their respective harbors. Captains should create their own event by using the “Create an Event” button on the web site.

June 16

Ed Gans Memorial Montrose/Monroe sail

-Asayo Horibe

Lake Michigan opener for Chicago area harbors.

June 17

Fathers’ Day Picnic at Waukegan Harbor

-Hal Shanafield

Reserved pavilion for grilling at Waukegan Harbor. Fun picnic event and possible sailing afterward.

June 22-24

Lake Mendota Summer Sailstice

Joe Rittner

Long weekend trailer sail. This sail at Lake Mendota Wisconsin will include the Summer Sailstice on Saturday 

June 23


Lake Michigan Summer Sailstice

-Northern harbors

-George and Sally Andersson

-Chicago harbors

-Larry Makowski

All harbor sail-get out and enjoy the beginning of Summer with the rest of the global sailing community from all the club boat owners’ harbors on Lake Michigan.

June 30

Moonlight sail

-Wayne Smith

Multi-harbor sail from all Chicago harbors. Come see the spectacular sunset colors, enjoy great food together and top the evening off with Fire Works off of Navy Pier

July 4


Open Sailing Date

-No cruise captain needed

For captains who plan to sail on this date. You will be able to list your availability with your boat on the web site

July 7

Asayo’s Lamb BBQ

Long time club tradition. Bring a lawn chair & a dish to pass.

July 14

Kenosha I

-Bill Draver

Very popular NWSA harbor.

July 21

Start of the MAC sail

- Lorraine & Burt Klabunde

Watch the start of the race from the water. We will sail out of all Chicago harbors to watch the race.

July 26-29

Door County Sail

-Asayo Horibe

Stay at the Alpine Inn at Egg Harbor: make this your mini-vacation-the Cape Cod of the Midwest!!!!

July 28


Kenosha II sail

-Bill Draver

This may become the Winthrop Harbor Days Venetian Night sail if that event is occurring this year.

August 4


Waukegan sail

-Don Buell/Brad Tilsch

Usually a warm Saturday afternoon sail with really pleasant wind. A backyard BBQ to follow

August 17,18


Air and Water Show sail

Need cruise captain

Come see the show from the water. Friday August 17 is the practice day without all the boat traffic on the lake. Most of us usually go out on Saturday, however.

August 17-19

Green Lake sail

-Bill Bushnell

Get your reservations for the Green Lake Conference Center ASAP. This is the ONLY WEEKEND they will still have room!!!!

August 25

Montrose/Monroe II sail

- Lorraine & Burt Klabunde

Anyone with a boat in ANY Chicago harbor can easily participate in this sail.

Sept 8

Monroe Evening Sail

-Rich Reed

Chicago Harbor sail. Fireworks will follow

Sept 8-9


Lake Mendota Fall sail

-John Morris/Brad Tilsch

There is a slight possibility this sail gets moved to September 15-16

Sept 15

Kenosha III sail

-George and Sally Andersson

After sail we’ll drive to Racine for the Shrimp Boil

October 20

Lake Geneva Fall Colors sail

-Marc Holdwick

This is a big traditional sail on Lake Geneva. Dress warm and come watch the leaves!!!



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