Share Plan Member Testimonials
Yacht Owner Testimonials
Captain Norm has kept our Jeanneau 379 in pristine condition during the three years that she has been in the Chicago Yacht Share program. Members and owners alike can step aboard knowing that the yacht is ready to sail and be proud that the boat always looks and feels like new.
Captain Norm has introduced his Chicago Yacht Share members to our fast and furious C & C 110. The boat is always clean, lines orderly and ready for her next big competition run.
We recently added our yacht to the Chicago Yacht Share fleet. During that time we’ve enjoyed the benefits of use as well as income. Who ever thought you could own a boat that also provides cash flow. What a concept!
Sailing Lesson Testimonials
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.
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.
Such a fantastic experience! Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to know a bit about sailing and have a fabulous time!
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.
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.
Captained Charters Testimonials
I had never heard of the Chicago Yacht Share but I am so glad it was on Groupon & that I had this amazing experience. The captain, Norm, was so patient with me & very flexible with dates & I will definitely go back again. I 100% recommend the Chicago Yacht Share to any person who wants to go on a sailboat.