Spring and Fall Sailing

Columbia Sailing School offers many opportunities to get involved with racing. We have Spring and Fall Sailing Programs for younger sailors as well as large high school and college sailing programs.


Throughout the spring and fall seasons, Columbia Sailing School is host to ten different high schools and middle schools in the greater Chicago area. Teams practice and compete out of our Columbia Yacht Club facility. Sailing is recognized as a school sport by many schools and is growing in popularity. The Midwest Interscholastic Sailing Association (MISSA) currently has the largest and fastest growing group of high school sailors in the United States.


To learn how to join an existing team or to start a new team at your school, contact us: sail@colyc.org

Fall Sailing will run September 8-November 15, 2020. Practices for Developmental sailors will run through Oct. 31.

Middle and High School sailors from existing teams (Whitney Young, Lincoln Park, Lane Tech, Lyons Township, UC Lab, Fenwick, Jones, OPRF) will practice on Mondays and Fridays from 4-6:30pm and Saturdays 9am-4pm. Varsity practices will be held Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays from 4-6:30pm.


Fall Sailing Fees: $550 for Non-COLYC Members, $495 for COLYC Members.


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