We are extremely proud to be ranked #5 in the nation on the 2019-2020 Platinum Clubs of America list of the Top 30 Yacht Clubs in America.
On November 7, 2018, the Club Leaders Forum and its
Advisory Board released their rankings for the 2019-2020 Platinum Clubs of
America, including the Top 30 Yacht Clubs in America. Chicago Yacht Club,
located in Chicago, Illinois, on picturesque Lake Michigan, ranked number five
in the nation, having moved up two spots from number seven in the 2016-2018
results. The next-highest ranking clubs were #1 St. Francis Yacht Club (San
Francisco), #2 San Diego Yacht Club (San Diego, CA), #3 Grosse Point Yacht Club
(Grosse Point, MI), and #4 Annapolis Yacht Club (Annapolis, MD).
The Platinum Clubs of America ranking is the most respected and prestigious acknowledgement
in the Private Club Industry. Over 4,000 Club General Managers, Owners and
Presidents voted in the biennial election using the following Seven
Selection Criteria that together form the benchmark of Excellence in the
Private Club industry: Universal Recognition, Excellence in Amenities and
Facilities, Caliber of Staff and Professional Service Levels, Quality of Membership,
Governance and Prudent Fiscal Management, Adapting to Changing Times and
Dwight Jenson, general manager of the Chicago Yacht Club,
attributes this to the international caliber on-the-water events, hospitality
and outstanding service at Belmont and Monroe stations of the club. “At all our
restaurants at Belmont and Monroe stations, members enjoy a Club they are proud
to call a home away from home. said Jenson, “This recognition is truly cherished, as we
are recognized and ranked by our peers in the club industry throughout the
country as well as other private clubs in the Chicagoland area.”
Each Year, the Chicago Yacht Club plays host to nearly
two dozen regattas, including World and National Championships, Predicted Log
Rally’s, and Charity events benefiting Chicagoland area Childrens hospitals.
The Club truly offers something for everyone; sailors, cruisers and power
boaters alike, have an opportunity to get involved and join one of 30
Committees, as well as participate in a wide variety of over 200 events each
year, providing members with the opportunity to make the Club their own.
Yacht Club Past Commodore, Leif Sigmond (2017-2018), is extremely proud of
this accomplishment, commenting, “I am thrilled to be considered in good
company with such other fine yacht clubs. This honor is a reflection of both our amazing staff and member
Chicago Yacht Club is honored to receive this distinction
and will continue to provide unparalleled service to its membership and their guests in the future.
To view the Platinum Clubs of America 2019-2020 List,
please click here.