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Verve Cup Offshore 2017

Regatta: August 11, 12 & 13
Distance: August 12 (Saturday)

Offshore Regatta
Notice of Race, Regatta
Entry List
Registration Schedule
Sailing Instructions Results


Distance Race
Notice of Race, Distance                                                           
Registration                     
Entries Sailing Instructions
Results  Schedule

Lunch Order Forms
Box Lunch Option Order Forms


On Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 11, 12 & 13, 2017, the Chicago Yacht Club will host the 25th 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 25-70 feet, and carry crews from 4-20 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 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 12, 2017, 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.

Food, beverage and music will be provided during each evening’s festivities in the Race Village at Monroe Station, and the Sundowner Party will be held on Saturday, August 12. 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 festival including bar service, BBQ offerings, el fresco dining and inside dining with a relaxed dress code. Please come to race and stay to enjoy our wonderful views and dining experiences.

The Verve Cup Distance Race Awards will be given out during the Saturday Sundowner Party, and the three day Verve Cup Regatta Awards, including the Verve Cup Overall winner, will be given out during the Sunday Awards Party.

2017 Flyer Past Results: 2016