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Sailing Center

The Sailing Center is located at 1823 Campus Drive (two blocks east of Sheridan Road andChicago 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.

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

Sailing on Lake MichiganSailing Center Equipment

  • 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)