Sponsorship Opportunities 

Platinum Club of America  Founded in 1875, the Chicago Yacht Club is one of the oldest and most respected yacht clubs in the world. In 2014, we were named one of 20 Platinum Yacht Clubs by the Platinum Clubs of America. We offer a number of opportunities that can be customized to fit individual sponsor needs.

2017 OPPORTUNITIES

Our two unique waterfront locations present local and national-level regattas that attract racers from around the world. We're home to a nationally recognized sailing school for children and adults. With a membership of nearly 1,500, CYC's volunteer members and staff plan hundreds of social, educational and events throughout the year.

Here were some of the sponsored events in 2016:

Race to Mackinac
110th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac

CYC's signature event, a 333-mile race from Chicago to Mackinac Island. Opportunities for sponsor visibility over five race days.
July

Verve Cup Regatta
Verve Cup Regatta

One of the largest U.S. offshore course regattas featuring offshore and inshore racing.
August

Power Fleet Event Series
Power Fleet Event Series

From the Power Yacht In-Water Technology Showcase to special needs cruises to some of the Club's most popular social events, CYC's Power Fleet is a vibrant community that's active on and off the water. 
Summer

Fleet Cruises & Dock Parties
Fleet Cruises & Dock Parties

CYC's active fleets plan weekend trips to towns along the Lake Michigan shores. Summer fleet parties with views unlike anything else in Chicago are always a member favorite.
Summer
Racing Series

Racing Series

Each Wednesday night in the summer, over 100 boats compete in casual racing, held close to shore at Belmont and Monroe Stations. In the spring and fall, sailors compete in 420s, Sonars and J/70s in the Frostbite Series.
Spring, Summer and Fall

Learn More

CYC's Sponsorship Committee, led by Sponsorship Chairman Sarah Renz, is a dedicated group of member volunteers. We work closely with potential sponsors to design custom packages to reach their target audiences through these events. Click here to contact us and learn more.