Ok, maybe that's not the best question for a sailing charter to ask. But, we ARE now asking our customers if they would like us to provide a bag of ice for their charter instead of just assuming that they do and automatically providing one for them. The new default will be to NOT provide a bag of ice unless a customer says "Yes" to this question. Why? Because we are making an effort to reduce our impact on the environment. It's a bit of a buzz kill for us if, at the end of the day, we have a bunch of bags of ice that will simply melt away unused and wasted.
Just think about the amount of energy and resources that go into providing a single bag of ice.
Listen, we're not saying that people shouldn't enjoy the luxury of an iced beverage while sailing on a beautiful summer day. Quite the contrary. Chartering a sailboat for a private and relaxing sail on Lake Michigan in Chicago is a luxurious activity that should, by all means, include iced beverages. That said, if we can avoid providing a bag of ice to a customer that has no intention of using it, then we can avoid wasting all of the energy and resources that would have gone into providing that bag of ice. And as someone who relies a beautiful natural resource like Lake Michigan for their livelihood, I think that's a good thing.
- Capt. Mike
Come Sailing, Inc.
Chicago's Premier Private Sailing Charter
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