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Columbia Yacht Club • Lake Michigan • Chicago, IL


About Columbia Yacht Club

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Columbia Yacht Club offers activities and amenities for everyone. The member community is home for racers, cruisers, day sailors, power boaters and anyone who enjoys our unique venue on the water. 

Members of Columbia enjoy sailing, social and assisting the community. Sailing and other boating opportunities range from big boats to dinghies. Columbia also has a jam-packed social schedule that runs year-round, beginning the year with the Chili Cook-Off, partying on the dock all summer and capping things off with an elegant New Year’s Eve Gala. In addition to all this fun, the Club supports over 60 non-profit efforts here in Chicago including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing and the Columbia Sailing School. 

In the summer, Columbia is most well-known for hosting the Wednesday night Beer Can Series with 100 boats on the line each week. The Race Committee of Columbia hosts some of the best weekend events of the year including COLORS Regatta, Columbia Cup and more. The club also hosts several youth events and high school/college races. Columbia's efforts on the water and ashore are always expanding and improving. 

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Check-In and Captain's Dinner

Captains! Get your crew settled for the weekend then join us for a feast and some fun on the Upper Deck of the Clubship Abegweit. 


This evening at Columbia Yacht Club is sponsored by our amazing Revolution Brewing, Gosling's Rum, Union Wine Company Wines, and Skyway Yacht Works. 


July 29

Aug 1

Buoy followed by a regatta wrap party & awards each day!

After the racing, meet us again at Columbia Yacht Club for an over the top post-regatta party with Revolution Brewing, Gosling's Rum and Union Wine Company Wines. Skyway Yacht Works and Columbia's galley crew team up to put out a new buffet each day. 




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Phone: 312 - 938 - 3625



111 N. Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL:, 60601

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