Due to COVID-19 guidelines imposed by the CDC & The Governor’s Restore IL Plan, the NSYC is offering restricted memberships and classes. Currently, no Social Events are planned. Check our website often, as we will update when restrictions ease.

  • - You own your own Sailboat, Kayak, SUP or Powerboat, and you transport it to the NSYC each visit for your own use, OR
  • - Experienced Sailors must be able to demonstrate independent skills of Swimming, Rigging, Sailing and Derigging a - Sailboat (Sunfish, Barnett, 420, or HobieCat16) without assistance, prior to using NSYC sailboats.
  • - SUP paddlers must pass a Swim and Skills competency assessment to qualify for NSYC SUP equipment use.
  • - Kayakers: equipment use is restricted to renewing members who have previously passed our Swim and Kayak Skills assessment. .

Minor children of members (under 18) must be accompanied at the NSYC, and on the water, by an adult member at all times. Additionally, ALL members agree to follow the NSYC COVID-19 Published Guidelines and the NSYC Handbook for Safety and Equipment Use Rules, available at our Members and Forms Documents link.                 

Questions, please contact Info@NorthShoreYachtClub.com

NOTE: The Park District of Highland Park sells the Parking Decals (required for vehicle access to the south lot), boat launch permits, boat storage space, and clubhouse rentals.

Visit our Contact Us page above for these Park District contacts. Updated 12/2020


Sunday racing – for sailing members of all skill levels! This is the best way to get involved, have fun, and enhance your sailing skills. Starting early June until September, we gather at 12:30 each Sunday afternoon for the Skipper's meeting, and then we’re off to the races. We race until about 4 pm (no races to start after 4 pm).

Racing Workshops – we offer a few free racing workshops throughout the season, often led by the most experienced racers on the North Shore. Racing workshops are a great way to develop your skills, practice racing starts and strategies, and get to know other racers in the club. Check the weekend calendar for announcements under Events.

NSYC’s Summer’s End Regatta – Our annual flagship event attracts sailors of all skill levels from around the Midwest, including some of the top sailors in North America. This two-day event features officially sanctioned Buccaneer 18, Sunfish and Laser class racing. Pre-registration is required (add link…). See Calendar of Events Summer’s End Regatta for this year’s Regatta dates. For more info contact Regatta@NorthShoreYachtClub.com.