This was an excellent & informative Intro to Sailing Class. We sailed on a beautiful 37′ yacht out of Belmont Harbor. Capt’n Norm is a very good teacher & I would highly recommend anyone who would like to learn more about sailing on Lake Michigan to try out Chicago Yacht Share.
Captain Norm was professional, knowledgable, and a great teacher. My wife and I had a wonderful time learning the various parts of the boat, tying sailor knots, and most of all, sailing. The session is very hands on, Captain Norm had us raising the main sail, casting off, and yelling “Ready!” – though definitely not in that order – as if it were our own boat. And I should note that while the weather failed to cooperate with us through multiple weekends, Captain Norm was very flexible, offering alternative sessions to attend. While I was out for a run the day of the session, Captain Norm called me to see if we could move the session up to midday, to avoid the evening storms. We took him up on the offer, and it worked out perfectly.
Such a fantastic experience! Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to know a bit about sailing and have a fabulous time!
Captain Norm was fantastic! For an introductory class I really feel like I got a lot of hands-on time. I will be returning for some of his more advanced classes.
Had a great time learning basics of sailing out on Lake Michigan. All of us on board got a chance to practice the various functions required to sail a boat and learn the basic terminology. Plus we got lucky and had beautiful weather for being out on the lake.
Wonderful experience and will do again. Great teacher and loads of patience with beginners. Thanks Norm for a great intro to sailing.