Sailing Center

1823 Campus DriveEvanston, IL 60208Phone: 847-491-4142

The Sailing Center is located at 1823 Campus Drive (two blocks east of Sheridan Road and Chicago Avenue), next to the southeast corner of the double-deck parking structure. It is open every day from May 3 to October 12, weather permitting. Northwestern students, faculty, staff, alumni, other University affiliates, and the general public may enjoy access to the Center.

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Sailing Center | Northwestern University

September 1st, 2014 - October 12th, 2014

Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday - Sunday 10:00am - 7:00pm
*The Sailing Center will open at 9am on September 1st

May 3rd, 2014 - May 25th, 2014

Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday - Sunday 11:00am -8:00pm

May 26th, 2014 - June 15th, 2014

Monday - Friday 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday - Sunday 9:00am - 8:00pm

*The sailing center will open at 9am on May 26th 

June 16th, 2014 - August 10th, 2014

Daily 9:00am - 8:00pm

August 11th, 2014 - August 31st, 2014

Monday - Friday 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday - Sunday 9:00am - 8:00pm

The Sailing Center maintains a fleet of watercrafts (see below). The Sailing Center may close due to inclement weather, and not all watercrafts are available for general use during classes and regattas. Please call the Sailing Center at 847-491-4142 for information concerning weather related closures and daily boat availability.

Free parking is available in the double-deck parking lot adjacent to the Sailing Center on weekends and after 4:00pm on weekdays. At all other times, the display of a parking permit is required. Daily permits may be purchased at the Sailing Center. For more information on parking, call the Parking office at 847-491-3319.


  • 8 - Laser-class sailboats (Capacity: 2 maximum)
  • 12- 420-class sailboats main/jib (Capacity: 2 minimum, 3 maximum)
  • 20-Windsurfing boards with rigs (Capacity: 1 maximum)
  • 6-Hobie 16 Catamarans (Capacity: 3 maximum)
  • 2-Hobie Wave Catamarans (Capacity: 3 maximum)
  • 2-Hobie Getaway (Capacity: 5 maximum)
  • 10-Stand up Paddleboards (Capacity: 1 maximum)
  • 3-Double Kayaks (Capacity: 2 maximum)
  • 6-Single Kayaks (Capacity: 1 maximum)