Application Process


We're excited to have you on board! To begin your voyage with the Chicago Yacht Club, please contact please contact our Membership Marketing Director, Emily Giaimo, at or 312.861.7761 for a membership application.

New applicants require one member Sponsor and three member Endorsers.  If you don't know any members at the Club, Emily will be happy to introduce you to some wonderful members by arranging a prospective member roundtable mixer.

Once your application is complete our Admissions Committee will review and invite you to a luncheon to learn about your on the water interests and tell you more about our incredible Club. Following your Admissions luncheon, the Board of Directors will formally vote on your membership approval. Once the Board has approved, and the initiation fee is paid, your account will be activated so you can enjoy everything the Chicago Yacht Club has to offer.