Just wanted to post that myself and my girlfriend would love to help out on a day-sail in or around Chicago in exchange for being taught some much-needed skills. We can keep ourselves in food and drink, have great attitudes and are willing to learn whatever it takes. I'm a skinny guy, so I can probably climb masts or perform other non-weight bearing activities. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you've got any interest in helping out a pair of future sailboat owners/enthusiasts!