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Lake Forest Sailing Program





About the Program

Lake Forest Sailing is a program of the City Of Lake Forest's Recreation Department offering sailing instruction for all ages and skill levels and is nationally recognized and sanctioned as an accredited training center by US Sailing. Lake Forest Sailing was recognized as the Best Community Sailing Program of the Year by U.S. Sailing and the Best Recreation Program of the Year from the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association in 2002.We offer the most comprehensive sailing program on Lake Michigan!
Lake Forest Sailing provides a variety of ways to get out onto Lake Michigan including US Sailing Adult Keelboat Certification, learn to sail camps & lessons for all ages, paddleboard & kayak rentals, private/group lessons, and sunset cruises aboard our Colgate 26. Additionally we offer US Sailing Level III Optimist, Club 420 and Laser training & event coaching 365 days a year, and more advanced instruction in fiberglass repair, sail trim, tactics & theory. We also host the Lake Forest High School & Lake Forest Academy teams in the Fall & Spring.
We truly provide opportunities to sailors of all ages and ability levels, from beginners first getting out onto the water to aspiring National Champions in dinghies and keelboats. Please do not hesitate to give us a call and learn why Lake Forest Sailing is the right choice for you!




Will Howard
Sailing - Program Supervisor

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220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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