Club Fleets

The Chicago Yacht Club is home to several active fleets, including the Racing Yacht Fleet, Power Fleet, Offshore Fleet and Cruising Sail Fleet. Our fleets host numerous social activities both on and off the water. Each fleet has its own organization, schedule and meetings. For more information on your desired fleet, visit the links below.

Cruising Sail Fleet

The Cruising Sail Fleet provides adventure, friendship, and educational opportunities to all CYC cruising sailors. Our numerous on the water and shore based events include weekend cruises to scenic Lake Michigan ports, group entertainment, on the water community service cruises, and educational seminars covering boat maintenance and safety. The Fleet welcomes all members to participate in our shared knowledge and fun of cruising under sail. The Cruising Sail Fleet hosts or supports a variety of events throughout the year that typically include:

  • Winter Getaways
  • Meet The Fleet Dinner
  • Spring and late summer cruises
  • Ladies Skipper Race
  • Fleet Review
  • Community Service Sail Outings
  • End of Season Awards and Recognition Dinner
  • Holiday Celebration

Power Fleet

The Power Fleet consists of an impressive combination of vessels inclusive of multi-generation owned vintage cruisers, sport-fishing boats, small cruisers to brand new mega yachts. The fleet hosts annual philanthropic events for special needs groups and the visually impaired. An active social calendar including long-distance cruises around Lake Michigan, dock parties and boating safety seminars is sure to keep you entertained year-round.


offshore fleet

The Offshore Fleet is focused on maintaining a racing environment that is both competitive and inviting. We offer racing opportunities that encourages the development of the highest caliber strategic, tactical, boat handling and safety skills. The racing challenges come in many formats; multi-day regattas, buoy and distance races and beautiful Wednesday night Skyline racing. All boats are welcome whether they are the latest in one design, handicap  or “age-less” speedsters. Our overall goal is to get more sailors and boats on the water.

RACING YACHT FLEET

Chicago Yacht Club’s Racing Yacht Fleets race out of Belmont Harbor most Saturdays during the season. The Racing Yacht Fleet is composed of One-Design classes and offers some of the best, and most fun racing in the Midwest.  In One-Design racing all boats are equal, which emphasizes the skills of the sailors and the first boat to cross the finish line wins.

   

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The Fleet consists of an impressive combination of vessels inclusive of multi-generation owned vintage cruisers and yachts, sport-fishing boats, small cruisers to brand new mega yachts. The power fleet is an active social group in club and each calendar year offers a variety for individuals and families alike. Some of the scheduled activities are: out of town weekend cruises, Annual Dock Party at the Monroe station, the Spring Equinox Formal and much more.

Click here to download Power Fleet 2019 Calendar of Events.
Click here to download "Safety for Couples" Power Point Presentation.

2019 Committee

Chair: Ed Falkenhayn

Vice Chair: Kurt Lentsch

Committee Members:

David Ainley, Rod Benz, Nick Berberian, Sherwood Bollier, Adam Chonich, Janet Crabb, Sam Ekstein, Cynthia Elstein, Ed Falkenhayn, Marco Fidanza, Jimmy Florek, Rob Hannah, Martin Joseph, Martin Joseph, Eric Kalnins, Bob Kelman, John Lenhard, Kurt Lentsch, Sonny Lisowski, Nick Manusos, Pat Marek, Cookie Merens, Ted Moorman, Jeff Pierce, Steward Pinsolff, Randall Schmidt, Vitaly Slobodsky, Mark Svoboda, Regan Thomas, John Vignocchi, John Whelan III, Justin Williams, Lauren Wolf

Chicago Yacht Club is home to several active fleets that host numerous social activities both on and off the water.
Each fleet has its own organization, schedule and meetings.

contact us For more information on your desired fleet

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