Sonar Fleet

Keelboat Rentals

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.

Membership includes:
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: ·        
May-October ·  


*Hours are susceptible to change based on weather conditions*

Member rates:          
$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

Sonar Fleet Membership Form

Review the Sonar 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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