In August 2016, Chicago Yacht Club hosts the 24th annual Verve Cup Offshore Regatta. This event features a three days of offshore, buoy racing and a separate one-day distance race. The event hosts more than 100 yachts ranging in size from 25-70 feet, and carry crews from 4-20 racers. During the regatta, Chicago Yacht Club, welcome over 2,000 racers, family members and friends to the award-winning lakefront Monroe Station Clubhouse.
Boats sail either in a handicap section, so boats of different size and character may compete against each other, or in a one-design section. Brag flags and prizes are awarded to the top finishers in each section. The winner in what is determined to be the most competitive section is 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 Distance Race, brag flags and prizes are awarded to the top finishers in each of the four handicap sections and the first place winner in the fleet determined by handicap is awarded the 8 Mile Buoy Trophy.
Food, beverage and music are provided during each evening’s festivities in the Race Village, and the Verve Swerve Party is held on the Saturday of the regatta.
Special Room Rates with the Hyatt Regency Chicago
to enjoy special Verve Cup rates at the Hyatt. Rooms start at $169/night.
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