Owner - Chicago Yacht Share Captain Norm developed his passion for sailing at the age of 15 at Burnham Harbor's Rainbow Fleet. You might say it was love at first "launch".
Despite moves across the country, he's never been far from water and sailing. He has owned several boats, is an experienced racer and a conscientious sailor. His sailing credentials include a Master 40 Ton Captain's license for inland and great Lakes, as well as a sailing and towing endorsements. The development of Chicago Yacht Share came about as a result of his own experience owning boats and his frustration over the ever increasing expense of boat ownership. High costs combined with short summers here in Chicago, make yacht sharing a very attractive option. His long career as a Commercial Real Estate Professional and his love of sailing provided the perfect background to form Chicago Yacht Share. Norm is dedicated to the premise that his customers deserve the best experience possible, each and every sail.
Chicago Our Kind of Town
We can't imagine a more perfect setting for sailing, day or night. The architecturally rich backdrop of the skyline coupled with the beauty of Lake Michigan and the weekly fireworks make for a spectacular sailing experience.