Tall Ship Red Witch


Sail from May through September 2022 aboard Tall Ship Red Witch II from Kenosha Harbor –  one of Lake Michigan’s most beautiful harbors:

    • Kenosha Harbor  (54th Street at 5th Avenue)
    • Appropriate Social Distancing (pursuant to U.S. Coast Guard Regulations)

About Red Witch II

Red Witch II (official name “S/V Jakab”) is a vintage 1907 America’s Cup racing yacht similar to those that raced in the 1908, 1912, and 1920 Olympics and in the America’s Cup from 1958 to 1987. This era of elegant racing yachts, with long, swooping bow and stern, and flush deck, are considered among the most beautiful and seaworthy sailboats ever designed. 

These magnificent sailboats have been referred to as “12-Meter” racing yachts, a descriptor not of their overall length but, rather, the total calculation of their hull shape area, the total of the relevant dimensions could not exceed 12 meters. These boats still race in Antigua, Bermuda, and other prestigious races around the globe. 

Red Witch II is an exact replica of the vintage 12-Meter racing yachts – except she carries safety gear as specified by the U.S. Coast Guard to assure the safety of passengers and crew.  This vessel has 3 notable sister ships – one was owned by former Senator Ted Kennedy, another was owned by the Beach Boys, and a third sister ship circumnavigated the globe twice.

A sail aboard Red Witch II will be a memorable experience as she is exceptionally seaworthy, stable … and fast. Wherein fast equals fun – especially if only light wind. Speaking of wind, we love wind – the more the better. Yet sailing aboard Red Witch II in light air is also an exhilarating yet serene experience – truly unforgettable! Sailing aboard Red Witch II is comfortable and safe for all ages (0 to 114).


Capt. Andrew R. Sadock (100-Ton Ship’s Master with Sailing and Towing Endorsements) has safely carried 336,000 passengers from Chicago’s Navy Pier, Kenosha, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, California.

Tall Ship Red Witch (aka S/V Jakab) is designed for ocean racing – fast passage in high waves and wind. Whereas Lake Michigan is renowned for rough sailing conditions on occasion, the prevailing conditions here are well suited for a vessel of Red Witch II’s characteristics and design. 


Host your private event for up to 30 guests aboard Tall Ship Red Witch II. She’s a perfect venue for corporate meetings for clients or staff, family reunions, weddings (pre/post-wedding events), and any other party or gathering! Red Witch II is a wonderful adventure for all ages – from summer camp outings, school outings to retiree gatherings.

Private Event Pricing:

Mondays through Thursdays (before 5 pm) – $395*/hour


Mondays through Thursdays (after 5 pm) – $495*/hour

Fridays through Sundays (before 5 pm) – $495*/hour


Fridays through Sundays (after 5 pm) – $545*/hour

* Add: beverage service, 4% credit card transaction fee

If you’d like to learn more, CLICK HERE FOR PRIVATE EVENTS.


2022 Kenosha Public Sail Schedule and Rates

We offer public sails on weekdays and weekends. See our schedule and join us for a memorable 75-minute sail on Lake Michigan. Sailing aboard Red Witch 2 (aka S/V Jakab) is safe and fun for all ages (ages 0 to 115).

Day Sails: $29*

Sunset Sails: $34*

* Add: $3 administrative fee and 4% credit card transaction fee. If desired, add $5 for beer/wine, $2 for soda, $1 for bottled water.


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