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Sheridan Shore Sailing School

For more than 77 years, Sheridan Shore Sailing School has been proud to offer sailors of all ages the opportunity to experience the thrill, challenge, and exhilaration of sailing. All of our coaches are U.S. Sailing Level 1 Small Boat and First AID/ CPR Certified.


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For more than 77 years, Sheridan Shore Sailing School has been proud to offer sailors of all ages the opportunity to experience the thrill, challenge, and exhilaration of sailing. All of our coaches are U.S. Sailing Level 1 Small Boat and First AID/ CPR Certified.


Our classes feature a low student-to-instructor ratio to teach the skills of sailing and seamanship to grade school, junior high school sailors, high school students and adults of all ability levels. In addition to our youth sailing summer camp, we also coach the Evanston Township, Loyola Academy, and Beacon Academy High School teams in the spring and fall. We have also partnered with the North Suburban Recreation Association to offer sailing to children and adults with disabilities. In 2014, Sheridan Shore Sailing School became accredited as one of 35 U.S. Sailing Community Sailing Centers. This honor recognizes that SSSS exceeds all the required standards set forth by U.S. Sailing and maintains an impressive commitment to the high-quality public access to sailing through our educational resources and outstanding staff.


In 2019, Sheridan Shore Sailing School became accredited as one of 8 Supporting Centers for the U.S. Sailing Siebel Sailors Program.  The US Sailing Siebel Sailors Program, a landmark community sailing program made possible by a ground-breaking donation from the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation.  New Program will Support Innovation and Provide Resources to Community Sailing in Five Major Markets Around the USA

The sailing school uses the facilities of the Wilmette Harbor Club, located on the North Shore of Chicago at Wilmette Harbor in Gillson Park.