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This month, the club hosts 2 members from the Great Loopers, https://www.greatloop.org/ Randy Schmidt, and his wife Kristen Berg will talk about their experience boating the great loop. Check us out!
I hope everyone has been enjoying our sails so far. Unfortunately for me it’s been a very busy month at work. I have yet to get out myself.
We have a bunch of good sails coming up this month. Don’t forget Asayo’s annual Lamb Roast. It has always been a great event. Good food and a great way spend an afternoon
seeing people from all around the club.
There are several fun Lake Michigan sails and then we finish off the month with a couple of special sailing events up north in Wisconsin. Green Lake is a very pretty lake
and a good way to spend a long weekend. Another great long weekend is our Door County sail. It is held up in Egg Harbor. We hope to a have a boat or two for some sailing, and Asayo always has some great events planned for the
evenings, as well.
I hope to see everyone at the July meeting. July 15th at 7:30 PM. The doors open at 7:00 PM to allow for some socializing and set-up before the meeting.
I trust you had a great 4th of July and have fun sailing!
2018 Photo Contest Winners
Best Scenic | Best Boat Name | Best Old Salt | Best Group Shot | Best Sunset
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.