Sonar Fleet

Sonar Rentals

In addition to lessons, the sonars are available for rental by CYC Members at $80/hr or $450 Annual Pass whenever the boats are not being used for teaching or racing. All skippers must complete a sonar orientation prior to their first rental. The orientation fee is $80 and members receive a two-hour rental credit upon successful completion.To schedule a rental, contact Sailing Director, Dave Gerber, by emailing

The annual membership fee for the sonar fleet is $450 and supports the operation and upkeep of the boats. Anyone can join the sonar fleet with the payment of the membership fee, even if you haven’t taken the test sail yet. As a member, your CYC membership account will serve as a ‘damage deposit’. In the event there is damage that needs repair, you may be liable for up to $2500. Coverage for the boats beyond that is under the club’s umbrella insurance policy.

Sonar Fleet Membership Form

Review the Solar Fleet Membership Rules and complete the form below to apply. Memberships are valid for one season (March to November) and expire at the end of the season when they are purchased. Membership is required for participation in Sonar Frostbiting.


Come captain one of Chicago Yacht Club's sonars, a 23-foot keelboat that provides a stable yet nimble platform for learning how to sail and perfecting on the water skills. Rent by the hour or save with an annual pass!

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