Northwestern University Sailing Center

Water Sports in North Shore Suburbs

Chicago's mighty skyline appears but a diminutive smudge on the horizon from this lakeside water-sports outfitter, and the abundant colorful catamarans and windsurfers that ply the waters beyond make workaday life feel light years away. Along with equipment rentals, the center offers private sailing lessons ($80 per hour) and stand-up paddleboard yoga classes ($45).