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 PRESENTED BY WINTRUST
Chicago Yacht Club'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 course-racing regattas in North America, the Verve Cup is an annual world-class sailing event attracting many national and international competitors. Both the 3-day Offshore Regatta and, later, the 2-day Inshore Regatta host well over 100 yachts to our beautiful Chicago lakefront and skyline.
Chicago Regatta presented by wintrust
The Chicago Regatta Presented by Wintrust is focused on RAISING FUNDS FOR KIDS. Three Chicagoland charities devoted solely to helping kids; the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, and the Chicago Yacht Club Foundation will all benefit from this wonderful event. Buoy racing and a 15 - 25 mile distance race for true competitors, a casual race for cruising boats, a fast and fun poker run for power boats, and a Dragon Force 65 Regatta, Sweet Home Chicago Regatta Dock Party and a silent auction taking place immediately following the race events.
Power & Sail In-Water Tech Showcase
POWER Fleet Special Needs Cruise
Predicted Log Series
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.