The Club owns a fleet of eleven, 23' keelboats available for member rental. Nine are set up for one design racing and two are set for recreational sailing with roller furling head sails and easy to raise main sails. Sign up for daily rentals or buy a season pass. These boats have a simple design that hold up to five people that make getting on the water easy for anyone interested.
We offer everything from lessons on our Sonars for beginners as well as the opportunity for the more experienced sailor to take one of our Sonars out for a weekly racing series or Club events like the Verve Cup or Chicago NOOD.
Please contact the Keelboat Manager to learn more about our Sonar programming and opportunities to enjoy the Lake on these boats by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or calling (312) 617-6989.
Reserve Your Sonar
In 2020, Chicago Yacht Club is offering its
members the opportunity to race the Club’s fleet of Sonars during the sailing
season. Building on the success of the
Club’s spring and fall frostbiting, CYC members will have the ability to race
Sonars in three different series:
The Red Series
(for the Sennett
Saturday, May 16th
Saturday, May 30th
Saturday, June 20th
Saturday, June 27th
Sunday, July 5th (the
CCYC Hobelman Inshore Regatta)
The Blue Series
(for the Sheldon
Clark Inshore Trophy)
Saturday, August 1st
Saturday, August 29th
Saturday, September 12th
(the Chicago Regatta)
Saturday, September 19th
(the Sheldon Clark Regatta)
Saturday, October 3rd
The CASRA Inshore Championship
(for the North/South
Colors Regatta: June 6 and 7
Red Horse Regatta: June
11 and 12
Verve Inshore: August
21, 22, and 23
Red Flannels Regatta: September
26 and 27
Charter fees for the Red and Blue
Series are $250, and entry fees for these series are $100. The charter fee for the CASRA Inshore
Championship events is $750. Entry fees
for all four regattas will be announced shortly.
Chicago Yacht Club member must helm the boat at all times.
limit is 4.
must provide a damage deposit of $2500
for each series.
are subject to a check out process with the CYC Keelboat Director.
each race in the Red and Blue Series, the bar at Belmont Station will be
serving up “dollar drafts” for the hour after the Race Committee docks at
Belmont. Rum will be awarded to the
winning boats in each section.
who do not plan to race on a particular day may receive a $30 food and beverage
credit if they notify email@example.com
by the Wednesday before
the race. Unused boats will be made
available to other members wishing to race on a “drop in” basis. Drop in boats will be made available to Club
members using a random drawing process for $75 per day.
Reserve a Sonar
Reserve Your Sonar
Questions? Contact our Keelboat Director, Ivan Sagel, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURSDAY NIGHT SAILING
Chicago Yacht Club is pleased to offer Thursday Night
Sailing as part of our adult sailing program. This program is focused on
racing and drills in CYC’s fleet of Tom 28s and Sonars. The goal of
Thursday Night Sailing is to improve boat handling, racing skills, and enjoy
sailing with fellow sailors. Participants will enjoy a mix of fleet
racing, team racing, and match racing. CYC will provide coaching from
staff, top racing members, and/or guest coaches. There will be debriefs after
sailing at Belmont as well as food and drink specials! This is a great way to
enjoy the company of fellow sailors and improve your sailing skills.
Non-members are welcome to join in Thursday Night Sailing.
Thursday Night Sailing will run on the following Thursdays:
May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, June
25, July 2, July 9, July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13*, August 27,
September 10, September 17, September 24
The cost for a season pass to Thursday Night Sailing for CYC members is
$400 before March 1, 2020. After March 1, 2020 rates for members will be $600
Sign up today to reserve your spot. “Drop ins” are welcome, space permitting.
The CYC member rate for drop ins is $50 per session.
Non-members may participate in Thursday Night Sailing on a limited basis and
members will get priority. The non-member price for this program is $75
per session or $700 for the series prior to March 1, 2020 and $900 after March
For more information contact Dave