Chicago Yacht Club

History

The Chicago Yacht Club was founded to encourage and promote the sport of yachting, yacht building and to conduct world class sailing competitions and yachting activities.

That was our charter in 1875, and it remains today.
Today, the Chicago Yacht Club is ranked as one of the top 10 yacht clubs in the U.S.

The Chicago Yacht Club maintains a wall of historical awards, trophies and our own "wall of fame." 
While walking by the legendary Commodore wall, you'll stand among generations of Chicago, Sailing, and Chicago Yacht Club history

Our history is preserved in a series of CYC books that cover the remarkable achievements of Chicago Yacht Club and its members.

Every award has a story to tell, and some are over 100 years old- check them out on the timeline and trophy pages.
 
We are certain that you share our reverence for our heritage and we hope you will contribute items from your own history with the club with us, by contributing your stories to the CYC Library web-pages.



Stroll through our storied history


 



HISTORICAL INTERVIEWS WITH MEMBERS

Video Interviews
Interview with Dick Sterns- Cuba Sailboat Racing 1950s
Lindy Thomas and Fred Gorr Interview
Dick Sterns Interview about sailing in Portual 1950s

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A LITTLE HISTORY WORTH KNOWING- FIRST 100 YEARS
OF THE CHICAGO YACHT CLUB [click]

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CHECK OUT THE Video Interviews BELOW

Greg Miriacki and Fred Gorr, Historian 2015-2017







CYC HISTORY COMMITTEE BOOKS


BOOK: CYC.TheFirstHundredYears.3-26-15.WEB.pdf
Addendum to The First Hundred Years.pdf
1875-1975.pdf
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BOOK: 1926 CYC Yearbook.pdf
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     BOOK: CYC Pennant at the top of the world.pdf
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