Ben Sells

Ben Sells

Take Advantage of Spring Savings!

Spring 2024 is only a month away and sailing is not far behind! Fairwind Sail Charters offers a beautiful all-Beneteau fleet for sailing on Lake Michigan. Contact Fairwind now to learn more about Chicago’s original and still best sailing yacht… read more

Fairwind Looks Forward to Summer 2021!

The Dragon Fleet made up for lost time in 2020 with a great summer of sailing. Fairwind Sail Charters now looks forward to 2021 for its 43rd year of providing the best sailing experience in Chicago. With a record renewal… read more

Fairwind Welcomes Summer 2020!

The Dragon Fleet is up and running for its 42nd year. Given the pandemic, Fairwind is taking all necessary precautions to ensure the mighty Dragoneers have a safe sailing experience. Unfortunately, Fairwind has closed its sailing school for this summer… read more

Thank You for a Great Season!

This was a difficult season weather-wise, with most of May and June lost to rain. But it highlighted the exceptional value of Fairwind Sail Charter’s seamanship-based business model. Unlike other programs that pack their boats full, Fairwind leaves at least… read more

Sailing Season is Near!

The buds are on the trees, the crocuses are poking their noses up, and the sandhill cranes are heading back north. Spring is here and summer is around the corner. If you have always wanted to learn to sail, let… read more

Capt. Ben on Fairwind’s 40th Anniversary

This year marks Fairwind Sail Charters’ 40th anniversary and my 20th anniversary as owner When I bought Fairwind in 1998 I started what has now been a twenty-year experiment. Could you run a sailing business based on the principles of… read more