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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 Overall Experience.

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.  

Chicago 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 volunteers.”

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.

Chicago Yacht Club hosts over 200 exclusive events each year, offering members and guests countless ways to get involved and share their passion for the water.

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