Founded in 1875, the Chicago Yacht Club is one of the oldest and most respected yacht clubs in the world. In 2018, we were awarded the 5th best Yacht Club in America by the Platinum Clubs of America. We offer a number of opportunities that can be customized to fit individual sponsor needs.
Our two unique waterfront locations present local, national and international 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 over 1,600, CYC's volunteer members and staff plan hundreds of social, educational and dining events throughout the year.
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.
Verve Cup Regatta
One of the largest U.S. offshore course regattas featuring offshore and inshore racing.
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.
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.
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.