CHICAGO YACHT CLUB'S RACING YACHT FLEETS RACE ON CHICAGO’S LAKEFRONT
Chicago Yacht Club's Racing Yacht Fleets race regularly on Chicago’s lakefront. The term "racing yacht" means that the boats in a given class of competition have identical design of hull, sails, and rigging. In some classes, most or all of the boats are built from one or a limited number of molds. Typically, there are restrictions in the number or weight of crew on board to keep the total weight of boats as close as possible. As a result, all boats in a racing yacht class have equal speed potential. This is the main reason Olympic events are sailed in racing yacht classes.
Smaller boats in the Club’s Racing Yacht Fleets, including the Shields, Etchells, Luders, and J-70s, race most Saturdays off Belmont Harbor from May 20 through September 23rd. With respect to larger one-design boats, including Tartan Tens, Beneteau 36.7s, J-105s, and J-111s, the Club offers races through its involvement in the Chicago Area Sail Racing Association. See www.chicagosailracing.org
for more information about CASRA events.
For More Information Contact:
Chicago Yacht Club Regatta Manager