From sportsmanship to friendship, from our ships to yours, there's always so much to do and get involved in at the Chicago Yacht Club. While the Chicago Yacht Club is dedicated to our on-the-water membership groups: racing sail, cruising sail and powerboat; we also have an ardently active volunteer base and social event calendar. You do not need to own a boat to join the Chicago Yacht Club!
We offer sailboat, paddle board and kayak rentals for our members. When you become a member you are invited to meet and learn from fellow power and sail enthusiasts; take lessons at our Sailing School for adults and juniors, on a committee and socialize with friends and family on land or in the waters of Lake Michigan and beyond.
Applying for a membership at Chicago Yacht Club requires a current member sponsor in good standing as well as endorsements by three active members. If you are not acquainted with a current member, Emily Giaimo our Membership Director can facilitate an introduction. Prospective members are also required to meet the Admissions Committee for membership endorsement. More information on the application process and requirements is available upon request.
We’re excited to have you on board! To begin your voyage with Chicago Yacht Club please contact Membership Director, Emily Giaimo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (312) 861-7761 to complete a membership application.
Once your application is complete, our Admissions Committee will invite you to a luncheon to learn about your on the water interests and tell you more about our incredible Club. Following your Admissions Luncheon, the Board of Directors will formally vote on your membership approval. Once the Board has approved and the initiation fee is paid, your account will be activated so you can enjoy everything Chicago Yacht Club has to offer. The application process takes approximately 3-4 weeks.