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Photos and Awards of the 26th annual Verve Offshore Regatta are available for download and purchase. To view Sara Proctor's photos from Saturday and Sunday's races, Click Here
Friday, August 10, through Sunday, August 12, 2018, the Chicago Yacht Club will host the 26th annual Verve Cup Offshore Regatta. This event will feature three days of offshore buoy racing and a separate one-day distance race. Annually, this event hosts over 100 yachts ranging in size from 25 to 70 feet, and carry crews from 4 to 20 racers. During this regatta, the Chicago Yacht Club looks forward to welcoming more than 2,000 racers, family members and friends to its award-winning lakefront Monroe Station Clubhouse.
For this three-day regatta, boats will sail either in a handicap section or in a one-design section. Brag flags and prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each section. The overall winner in what is determined to be the most competitive section by formula will be awarded the perpetual Verve Cup Trophy. The Verve Cup trophy dates back to 1893 and is the Chicago Yacht Club’s oldest trophy.
Likewise, for the Saturday, August 11, 2018, Distance Race, brag flags and prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each of the four handicap sections, and the first place winner in the fleet determined by handicap will be awarded the 8 Mile Buoy Trophy.
This year, CYC’s fabulous Race Committee will run the four day J/88 North Americans and the four day Farr 40 Regatta in conjunction with the Verve Cup starting on Thursday, August 9th. This is additional racing and an exciting time for all. This bodes well for the skill of our RC in particular and the prestige of our Verve Cup Regatta in general.
Food, beverage and music will be provided during each evening’s festivities in the Monroe Station Race Village, and the Sundowner Party will be held on Saturday, August 11. Members and non-Members, Crews, Families and Friends may utilize all the food and beverage amenities of the Chicago Yacht Club for breakfast, lunch and dinner during this three-day regatta including bar service, BBQ offerings, el fresco dining and inside formal dining but with a relaxed dress code. Please come to race and stay to enjoy our wonderful views, camaraderie and dining experiences.
The Verve Cup Distance Race Awards will be given out during Saturday's Sundowner Party, and the three-day Verve Cup Regatta Awards, including the Verve Cup Overall winner, will be given out at the Sunday Awards Party.
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