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 Power and Sail In-Water Tech Show, The Chicago Regatta Poker Run and much more.

Click here to download Power Fleet 2020 Calendar of Events.
 

2020 Committee

Chair: Kurt Lentsch

Vice Chair: Randall “Randy” Schmidt

Committee Members:

David "Clyde" Ainley, Meg Ainley, David Baruch, Wynn Baruch, Larry Basil, Rod Bensz, Amy Clover Mary, Nick Berberian, Nancy Berberian, Sherwood Bollier, Maureen Bollier, Peter Casady, Adam Chonich, Jessica Chonich, Ed Falkenhayn, Carrie Falkenhayn, Marco Fidanza, Rob Hannah, Donna Debona, Martin Joseph, Beena Joseph, Eric Kalnins, Melanie Kalnins, Bob Kelman, Maryann Kelman, John Lenhard, Phoebe Lenhard, Kurt Lentsch, Dena Lentsch, Sonny Lisowski, Nick Manusos, Lauren Manusos, Pat Marek, Nancy Marek, Cookie Merens, Ted Moorman, Blanche Nastovski, Jeff Pierce, Stewart Pinsof, Evelyn Pinsof, Mamon Powers, Cynthia Powers, Geoff Sarm, Randall "Randy" Schmidt, Kristin Schmidt, Vitaly Slobodsky, Yelena Mirochnik, Mark Svoboda, Shelley Svoboda, Regan Thomas, Rhonda Thomas, John Vignocchi, Peggy Vignocchi, John Whelan III, Tammy Whelan, Justin Williams, Cathy Williams, Kenn Wolf, Loren Wolf, Maggie Zellers, Larry Sallus

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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