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Friday Night Lights Team Racing at Belmont


What is it?
Team racing in Club 420s on designated Friday nights at Chicago Yacht Club’s Belmont Station. It will be 3 v 3, with a maximum of 6 teams.

I don’t have a full team – can I participate? Yes, you can sign up as an individual or as a boat, and we will attempt to put together skipper & crews, and fill out teams. Complete teams will be given a preference, but the object is to get everyone out racing.

I’m not a member of Chicago Yacht Club – can I still participate? Yes you can! These events are open to everyone.

I can’t make all of the nights – will that affect my score? No, each night is scored individually, so you can still win.

I’ve never team raced before – can I still sign up? You bet, it’s an exciting version of sailboat racing that is very accessible. However, this is not a learn to sail class. Unless you have a lot of experience in 420s you probably won’t enjoy yourself.

I get thirsty after racing – will there be refreshments? Yes, food and drinks will be available at the Belmont bar, with our Friday Night Series supporter Goslings Rum!

How much does all of this fun cost? It would be cheap at twice the price, but it’s only $5 per person for CYC members; $10 per person for non-members (per night of racing).

What are the dates? Right now we are targeting the following dates, but this may change depending on other events at the Club. All racing will start at 5:30pm, or as soon as we can get the boats on the water:

Friday June 2nd
Friday June 16th
Friday June 23rd
Friday July 7th
Friday July 28th
Friday August 4th
Friday August 18th
Friday September 1st (tentative)

How do I sign up? It’s easy – just follow this link to the sign up sheet and pay at the door.

Friday Night Lights Team Racing FAQ