Sheldon Clark Regatta

Join us for a day of distance and buoy racing!

The Sheldon Clark Regatta is held every year and named after Commodore Sheldon Clark. 

Sheldon Clark was commodore from 1920 to 1923 but his cultivation of yacht racing continued on for three decades. In 1927 he, along with a number of members, established a trophy fund to offer several new trophies. The Sheldon Clark Cruising Division Time Prize was first offered at the 1927 Fall Regatta which later became known as the Sheldon Clark Regatta. In 1988 rating rules had become more numerous among the offshore boats so an overall regatta award was discontinued. The tradition was restarted in 2006 but the weather was not cooperative for the first two revival years. The trophy for the best time in the Chicago Mackinac Race and the Bayview Mackinac Race and an Inshore Fleet trophy also bear the name of Sheldon Clark.

Stay tuned for the Notice of Race and Registration  

Registered CYC Racing Yacht Fleets Series 2019 participants in the J/70, Etchells, Shields and Luders classes are automatically registered for the Sheldon Clark Inshore Regatta. No further registration is required. No additional fees are required.

Chicago Yacht Club clinics

Interested in how to maintain your PFD?

 As part of its efforts to provide opportunities for safety education to the boating community, the Chicago Yacht Club and Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Committee committs to hosting Life Jacket Clinics.The purpose of the clinics is to invite boaters in the area to bring in their life jacket, learn to repack, how and when to maintain, product recall updates, and when to replace.
Interested in coming to a Life Jacket Clinic? Click the link below!

life jacket clinics
Event Contacts

Event Contacts

Name: Sydney Symons 

Title: Regatta Manager

Phone Number: 312-617-2279


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