Let’s go sailing

What you need to know for your day off the grid!


first things first

This waiver MUST be signed by all participants or by a legal guardian for all participants under 18 years of age.  Everyone will be in life-jackets any time they are on the boat!  We know some people will be quite nervous and we are prepared to help them.  That's why we call it life-giving risk! It's a good risk to take and we are quite convinced about the power of overcoming fear and doing something you didn't know you could do! (and maybe for some--keep sailing which opens new doors to relationships, jobs, etc.)!

Waiver also available in Spanish.

Location & More

Burnham Harbor, Dock EA

Parking is metered along the museum campus.  Lower cost lots can be found on Linn White Drive south of the Pavilion as you drive down Northerly Island toward the old control tower.  Public Transit options are plentiful, please leave extra time in order to arrive at the dock promptly as we may not be able to make up time at the end of the event and want you to have the full experience. The closest address is 1362 S Linn White Drive, although our dock is a little north of that address.

Learn more about our skippers.

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What to (and not to) bring & Wear

  • Water: Everyone should have their own water to drink.

  • Sunscreen: Even if it is cloudy, the clouds can disappear and the sun reflects off the water so it is more intense than on land.

  • Sunglasses/Hat: When the sun at certain angles it can be difficult to see.

  • Medication for motion sickness: We strongly suggest taking motion sickness medication such as non-drowsy Dramamine 1 hour before you are on the water even if you do not think you will need it.  It’s not fun to be sick!

  • Phone/devices Protection: We cannot be responsible for lost or damaged phones/devices. We recommend leaving them with someone on shore.  If you plan to bring a phone/device it is at your own risk and we recommend you be sure it is in something waterproof like a ziplock bag.

  • Shoes: Wear non-marking soled shoes (no black soled shoes please as it marks the white fiber glass and is hard to clean)

  • Please do NOT wear jewelry: Jewelry can get snagged and cause injury, even watches can get lost or damaged, it is best to remove it while sailing.