We offer our members an opportunity to enjoy the water by
providing a fleet of Sonar keelboats throughout the sailing season. As a member
you have the chance to sail stress free and conveniently. Whether you chose to
rent hourly or purchase a season pass, we promise to have a maintained vessel
waiting for you in the Belmont harbor.
Professionally maintained Sonar keelboat
Main and Jib sails
Spinnaker and associated gear
VHF radio and USCG safety gear
Access to professional on the water staff
We ask all skippers to provide their own USCG approved Personal Flotation Devices (PFD), along with one for each of their crew members.
Hours of operation:
*Hours are susceptible to change based on weather conditions*
$80 per hour
$450 annual pass
The annual membership fee for the sonar fleet is $450 and
supports the operation and upkeep of the boats. 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.
We require all skippers to complete a sonar orientation
prior to their first rental. The orientation fee is $80. Upon successful
completion members will receive a two-hour rental credit.
To learn more or schedule a rental please contact our
Keelboat Manager, Sean Hannigan, by emailing Keelboats@chicagoyachtclub.org.
Sonar Fleet Membership Form