The wind and the water is free on Lake Michigan. Most Chicagoans have not seen Chicago from the Lake. Chicagoans need to get out on the Lake for some adventure. There are plenty of openings to sail every year. This wonderous journey will open doors to get you, your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors into sailing, explaining how affordable it is. A lot of myths will be demolished along the way. Your journey starts here........
Meet The Blogger
As a lifelong sailor, I want to share Chicago's most unused Park called Lake Michigan with everyone. Most of the time sailing is idyllic, and rare moments are scary. Sailors are fun family types, who go out for exercise, fresh air, sunshine and rain, camaraderie, and just to get away from it all. My plan with this blog is to explain the entry points, and most importantly destroy the myth that it is expensive. Your network of friends will amaze you with people of all walks of life. In fact, a sailor who is a writer for the Chicago Tribune recommended I write this blog. Your journey begins here..........
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