Chicago Yacht Share


     Captain Norm Zable

        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.


To better serve your needs and accommodate your sailing preferences, please fill out our "Getting to Know You" form. Your information will be kept confidential, and will help us steer you to the Sail Plan that best meets your needs and schedule. 

 Best way to reach you?  Cell Ph  Home Ph   Work Ph
Email       Text
Have you ever owned a boat?            Yes   No
 If so, what type?       Power    Sail
 Boat Length?  
 Age of boat?  
How many years did you own?  
Body of water most often sailed?  
 Total years of sailing  experience?  1-4 yrs5-10 yrs                                            11-16 yrs17+ yrs
 Length of boat most often sailed?  15-20' 21-28' 29-38' 39'+
 How many days do you usually sail each summer?  14 21 28 35
 Licenses and/or credentials?  Captain ASA 101 & 103 US Sailing
 Sailing preference?  Skipper Crew Teach others
 Sail solo Sail w/friends
Preferred time of day to sail?   mornings afternoons evenings
Preferred days of the week to sail?   weekendsweekdays
Comments, suggestions, questions, or requests for additional information:

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.



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