About the NSYC

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan in beautiful Highland Park, IL since 1935, the NSYC is an affordable membership organization for Sailors, Kayakers, Power Boaters, Stand Up Paddlers and home to Outrigger Chicago. NSYC members are a warm and welcoming group of people who share a love of our beautiful lakefront in a relaxing environment. We are an ALL VOLUNTEER, not-for-profit membership organization, and open to residents of all communities.

We offer Youth & Adult Sailing courses, Racing Workshops, weekly Sunday & Thursday Sail Racing, a Summer Regatta, Intro & skill development Kayak courses, Full Moon Paddles, and waterfront family activities. Classes are provided by our US Sailing & ACA Certified Instructors and we welcome newcomers to the sports. NSYC owned boats include Sunfish, Kayaks, Lasers, Club 420’s, a Buccaneer, and SUPS and are available for Sail & Kayak members’ use on a first-come first-served basis, except during club organized classes and events. The Park Ave Boating facilities include both a concrete and a sand ramp, and a beachfront boat launch to accommodate a variety of watercraft. For more detailed information please click on Sailing or Kayaking above.

Club Social activities are abundant and include monthly dinner parties, spring brunch, annual pancake breakfast, a cardboard boat race, beach clean-up day, and much more. Clubhouse facilities include a beachfront outdoor deck, fire pit, and grills, and inside full kitchen, lounge, private bathing facilities, locker rentals, TV, and Wi-Fi access. Clubhouse hours are listed below.

Detailed registration information can be found on our Membership Page. We encourage you to come down for a visit to check us out at 21 Park Ave or Contact Us.