December 1, 2017
This month we had our banquet on November 11, 2017. Thanks again to the 2017 board and officers who made our 42nd year extremely successful. We have all of the 2018 board positions filled!!
STRICTLY SAIL IS COMING UP IN JANUARY. We have the event on the web site so you can sign for any day and times detailed.
I hope those who attended the banquet enjoyed the new venue as much as Peggy and I did. The resort at Illinois State Beach was by far, the best banquet venue since I have been a member.
There will not be a club meeting in December due to the holidays. Our next scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018. We will be having the turn-over of the Board dinner on Friday, December 8th at Francesca's Tavola in Arlington Heights at 6:30 pm. The next Board Meeting will be held on Monday, January 8, 2016.
Peggy and I will host again the "Wish I Were Sailing" party in March 2018 at our clubhouse so check the upcoming emails for dates and times of the winter events.
See you at the January Meeting!
Fair winds and smooth sailing,
2016 and 2017 Commodore
2018 Past Commodore and Member Emeritus
2017 Photo Contest Winners
Best Scenic | Best Boat Name | Best Under Sail | Best Group Shot | Best Old Salt | 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.