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

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?