Events

Lake Mendota | Summer Sailstice

2018 Sailing Schedule Joe Rittner
Booked: 13 | Free Seats: 37

Lake Mendota, Madison, WI

June 22-24, 2018

Joe Rittner, cruise captain

Meet: 11am 6/22 Marshal Park, NW side of lake, Allen and University Blvds. Depart at noon; bring lunch.

Meet: 10am on 6/23 and 6/24 at Mendota County Park, Century and Hedden roads.

Overnight: Boats tie up at seawall of Mendota County Park or may anchor out.

New seawall with electricity and washrooms, hot showers are near. Many motel options on the internet or great RV and tent sites within Mendota Park.

Lookup www.countyofdane.com, enter Parks+Rec, List of Parks, Mendota Park.

Restaurants: Breakfast at “C’s” corner of Allen Blvd and County Hwy M.  Dinner at Capt Bill's acroos street from C's

Directions: Above locations are at NW part of lake. Google Maps has directions.

This is a three day trailer sailboat event on Lake Mendota, Madison, WI. We’ll sail in view of the Capital with stops at the UW terrace restaurants and the Rathskeller of the student union. Come for the weekend or on any of the three days, just let me know which days. Also be sure to sign in for prizes (North Sail, Pettit, Spinlock, etc) at www.summersailstice.com

Make your reservations at local motels or as some have done in the past for RV and tent sites in the spacious camping area of Mendota Park.

 

Friday, 22. June 2018 until Sunday, 24. June 2018 11:00 - 17:00

Lake Michigan North | Summer Sailstice

2018 Sailing Schedule George Andersson
Booked: 15 | Free Seats: 35

Summer Sailstice, Northern Harbors

Saturday, June 23, 2018

George and Sally Andersson, cruise captains

One of THREE Summer Sailstice sails this weekend.

In order to have an organized and fun sail, here are preliminary proposals:

  • All captains interested in participating, please notify the cruise captain so we may plan accordingly.
  • The cruise captain will pick a latitude and longitude where all boats will meet.
  • We will stay in communication by radio and sail within sight of each other. I want to have a flotilla instead of solo sails.
  • Following the sail, we will meet at SouthPort Marina in Kenosha for a cookout.
  • Boaters from other marinas: Please join us in Kenosha once your boat is secured.
Saturday, 23. June 2018 - 10:00 until 18:00

Lake Michigan Chicago | Summer Sailstice

2018 Sailing Schedule Larry Makowski
Booked: 4 | Free Seats: Unlimited

Summer Sailstice, Chicago Harbors

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Larry Makowski, cruise captain

One of THREE Summer Sailstice sails this weekend.

Multi-harbor sail - get out and celebrate the beginning of Summer with the rest of the global sailing community on Lake Michigan. Contact the Cruise Captain for details.

NWSA will also celebrate the event out of several northern Lake Michigan harbors organized Sally and George Andersson and Lake Mendota, Madison, WI with Joe Rittner as cruise captain.

Saturday, 23. June 2018 - 10:00 until 17:00

Moonlight Sail

2018 Sailing Schedule Wayne Smith
Booked: 19 | Free Seats: 1

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Wayne Smith, cruise captain Monroe Harbor  

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. The fireworks are scheduled to begin at 10:15 so plan accordingly.

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Saturday, 30. June 2018 - 17:00 until 23:00

Lamb Roast Backyard picnic

2018 Sailing Schedule Asayo Horibe
Booked: 10 | Free Seats: 26

Asayo Horibe, coordinator

This is a Potluck Event!

We will have a stuffed roast lamb, hot dogs, brats, salads, desserts and refreshing beverages. You are encouraged to bring a friend, your independent spirit, your favorite potluck dish, beverages, musical talent, favorite poem, favorite CD and lawn chairs. This is a time to meet new friends, be with longtime friends, appreciate our diversity, enjoy our cultures and appreciate our freedom to be alive to love, sing, pray, and play together. Our garden is planted and the mulch down so we are getting ready to relax and enjoy our first backyard BBQ.

Saturday, 07. July 2018 - 13:00 until 20:00

NWSA Board Meeting

Monthly Meetings Administrator
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: Unlimited

Board members please attend the NorthWest Sailing Association’s monthly board meeting. The meetings are held from 7:00pm to 8:45pm. NWSA members are invited to observe your board in action as we debate, discuss and vote on topics that serve and improve our club.

Monday, 09. July 2018 - 19:00 until 20:45

Kenosha I Sail

2018 Sailing Schedule Bill Draver
Booked: 10 | Free Seats: 20

Bill Draver, cruise captain

If you decided not to attend a sail because you were worried about space on the boats – put your fears to rest and join us on either or both of our Kenosha sails. Kenosha Harbor is only 53 miles (less than 1 hour drive) from O’Hare International Airport.

Currently, we have 7 boats in Kenosha Harbor and I calculate that we have space for approx. 30 crew. Peggy and I are currently in the process of checking out several restaurants for our after sail dinner.

Saturday, 14. July 2018 - 10:00 until 17:00

NWSA Club Meeting

Monthly Meetings Peggy Draver
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: 100

All are welcome to join us for the NorthWest Sailing Association’s monthly club meeting. The meetings are held from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at the Arlington Heights Historical Society in the aft Meeting Room located at 110 W Fremont Street in Arlington Heights.

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Monday, 16. July 2018 - 19:30 until 21:30

Start of the Mac Sail

2018 Sailing Schedule Lorraine Klabunde
Booked: 9 | Free Seats: 51

All Chicago harbors

Lorraine Klabunde, cruise captain

The start of the 110th Chicago to Mackinac race will see over 300 boats depart for the 330 mile run to Mackinac Island in northern Lake Michigan. NWSA boats will be heading out of all the Chicago harbors to watch the start of the race. Sev­eral of our members have crewed in this event over the years and a few of our current members will be in the race this year. Bring your cameras (and telephoto lenses) for some of the best and most competitive sail­ing in our area. A location for dinner afterwards has not yet been determined. We’ll depart around 10AM and return by 4:00 PM

Saturday, 21. July 2018 - 10:00 until 16:00

Door County Sail

2018 Sailing Schedule Asayo Horibe
Booked: 1 | Free Seats: 17

Thursday, July 26th to Sunday, July 29th

Asayo Horibe, cruise captain

Join us for 4 days of relaxation with sailing, dining and a very special communion with members of the Northwest Sailing Association. We will gather at the back porch behind the bar at the Alpine Resort. It is right on the shores of Green Bay. We will meet and greet each other enjoying pizza, salad, drinks and great company.

It is planned as a long weekend of getting to know each other better, sharing the love of sailing and learning to hone our skills as we venture on onto the waters of Green Bay. Events are not carved in stone. We may even take the ferry to Washington Island. There are many things to do in this Door County peninsula in Wisconsin. We like to dine at the Log Den, which is about 3 miles from Egg Harbor or have breakfast at other places in Egg Harbor or Fish Creek.

Our meeting place, Egg Harbor, is about a six-­‐hour drive north into Wisconsin and about a 3-­‐4 day sail from the lower Lake Michigan harbors. Skippers may be looking for crew to sail up and trailer sailors will be looking for carpooling companions on the drive north. As cruise captain, I will try to accommodate sailors who would like to carpool.

Please make reservations at the Alpine Lodge (1-­‐888-­‐281 8128), mention the NWSA and call the harbor master at the Egg Harbor Marina or Fish Creek to get a slip.

Please feel free to call me if you have any questions or ideas to make it a more fun weekend. It’s the last weekend in July. I will sacrifice a few chickens so we will have fair winds and a balmy relaxing time. I will have an itinerary at the front desk at the Alpine. Just identify yourself as part of the NWSA. Please feel free to contact me: Cell (224-­‐623-­‐1304) or Home (847-­‐869-­‐5809 if you have any questions.

Thursday, 26. July 2018 until Sunday, 29. July 2018 10:00 - 17:00
Alpine Resort

Kenosha II Sail

2018 Sailing Schedule Bill Draver
Booked: 8 | Free Seats: 22

July 28, 2018

Bill Draver, cruise captain

If you decided not to attend a sail because you were worried about space on the boats – put your fears to rest and join us on either or both of our Kenosha sails. Kenosha Harbor is only 53 miles (less than 1 hour drive) from O’Hare International Airport.

Currently, we have 7 boats in Kenosha Harbor and I calculate that we have space for approx. 30 crew. Peggy and I are currently in the process of checking out several restaurants for our after sail dinner.

Saturday, 28. July 2018 - 10:00 until 17:00

West Coast Sail to Port Washington

2018 Sailing Schedule Candy Maloney
Booked: 3 | Free Seats: 15

Multi-day sail. The plan calls for Racine or Kenosha departure ports. Depart early Friday morning with targeted arrival 5PM Friday evening (group dinner). Saturday is a day of TBD leisure activities and a group dinner that evening. Sunday targeted departure is 7AM arriving home port(s) around 5PM.

Friday, 10. August 2018 until Sunday, 12. August 2018 10:00 - 17:00

NWSA Board Meeting

Monthly Meetings Administrator
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: Unlimited

Board members please attend the NorthWest Sailing Association’s monthly board meeting. The meetings are held from 7:00pm to 8:45pm. NWSA members are invited to observe your board in action as we debate, discuss and vote on topics that serve and improve our club.

Monday, 13. August 2018 - 19:00 until 20:45

NWSA Club Meeting

Monthly Meetings Peggy Draver
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: 100

All are welcome to join us for the NorthWest Sailing Association’s monthly club meeting. The meetings are held from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at the Arlington Heights Historical Society in the aft Meeting Room located at 110 W Fremont Street in Arlington Heights.

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Monday, 20. August 2018 - 19:30 until 21:30

NWSA Board Meeting

Monthly Meetings Administrator
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: Unlimited

Board members please attend the NorthWest Sailing Association’s monthly board meeting. The meetings are held from 7:00pm to 8:45pm. NWSA members are invited to observe your board in action as we debate, discuss and vote on topics that serve and improve our club.

Monday, 10. September 2018 - 19:00 until 20:45

NWSA Club Meeting

Monthly Meetings Peggy Draver
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: 100

All are welcome to join us for the NorthWest Sailing Association’s monthly club meeting. The meetings are held from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at the Arlington Heights Historical Society in the aft Meeting Room located at 110 W Fremont Street in Arlington Heights.

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Monday, 17. September 2018 - 19:30 until 21:30

NWSA Board Meeting

Monthly Meetings Administrator
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: Unlimited

Board members please attend the NorthWest Sailing Association’s monthly board meeting. The meetings are held from 7:00pm to 8:45pm. NWSA members are invited to observe your board in action as we debate, discuss and vote on topics that serve and improve our club.

Monday, 08. October 2018 - 19:00 until 20:45

NWSA Club Meeting

Monthly Meetings Peggy Draver
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: 100

All are welcome to join us for the NorthWest Sailing Association’s monthly club meeting. The meetings are held from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at the Arlington Heights Historical Society in the aft Meeting Room located at 110 W Fremont Street in Arlington Heights.

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Monday, 15. October 2018 - 19:30 until 21:30