Due to the new COVID-19 GUIDELINES imposed by the CDC & The Governor’s Restore IL Plan, the NSYC is not currently offering Sailing, Kayaking, or SUP classes, or any Social Events. 

New Memberships are being accepted under the following limited conditions:
1) You own your own Sailboat, Kayak, SUP or Powerboat, and you transport it to the NSYC each visit for your own use, OR  
2) For experienced Sailors you must be able to demonstrate independent skills of Swimming, Rigging, Sailing and Derigging a Sailboat (Sunfish) without assistance, prior to using NSYC sailboats. 
3) For experienced SUP paddlers you must pass a Swim and Skills competency assessment to qualify for NSYC SUP equipment use.
4) Kayak equipment use is restricted to renewing members who have previously passed the Swim and Skills assessment.

Please check back often as we are hopeful this restriction eases as the summer progresses.  Parking access to the site is restricted to Park Ave. Boating Facility Parking Decal holders, issued by the Park District of Highland Park.  Limited 2020 boat storage space may be available through the Park District.                    

Questions please contact Info@NorthShoreYachtClub.com

The North Shore Yacht Club is committed to supporting youth sailing.


Youth Sailing Club On-Line Membership:

High School Youth Sailing Club
Students from Highland Park, Deerfield, and other nearby high schools may join the North Shore Sailing Club. Membership includes a Junior Membership in the North Shore Yacht Club, which supplies the boats and equipment used by the club.

The Sailing Club meets on Sundays from mid-August through mid-October. Sailing begins at 10:00 am and ends at 12:30 pm. See the club Calendar under our Events tab for specific dates.

Sailing Club members receive instruction and on the water supervision in basic sailing skills and safety practices. Sail racing instruction and practice is also available for interested members, which includes the opportunity to participate in NSYC club racing and to race competitively against other high school teams. Once certified in boats, typically Sunfish and club 420's, Junior Members may sail for fun on club sailing days as well as at other times, when at least two adult members of North Shore Yacht Club are also sailing and aware of their presence.

NSYC Memberships
Parents of young people who want to sail are encouraged to join the NSYC with a full membership, which includes Junior Memberships for member's children. That way everyone in the family can enjoy the sailing and social opportunities the club offers. All members, including Junior Members, must be certified for each boat type by an NSYC Instructor. There are modest separate fees for adult sailing lessons and high school youth sailing club participation.

What does Membership Cost?