|Columbia Yacht Club of Chicago|
Many great boats have ﬂown the Columbia burgee since its ﬁrst freshwater regatta in 1893. Columbia sailors continue to dominate many of the regattas held on the Great Lakes. The club introduces sailing to the public through its Skipjack Program, a nine-week series that includes two classroom and ﬁve on-the-water sessions. The Wednesday night racing series, Beer Can Regatta, is a big hit with the racers, and the Cruising Fleet travels all over the Great Lakes in search of great times.
Columbia provides classes and seminars on boater safety, responsibility and environmental issues. Junior Sailing classes are offered for youths ages 5 to 18. These classes include summer camp and Shark Bait (5- to 8-year-olds), as well as high school and college teams. Learn to Sail and US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certiﬁcation programs are offered for adults and are taught by US Sailing-certiﬁed instructors.
Dedicated to participating in community service to improve the city, state and country, the club is the proud host of the annual Leukemia Cup Regatta, which beneﬁts the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. There are also programs that focus on education, health, safety and more.
The club ship Abby, which is docked at the foot of Randolph Street in Chicago’s Monroe Harbor, offers world-class cuisine daily, the best dining view in Chicago and an extensive selection of wines and spirits.
Events for club members include “Drive-In” Movie Nights on the dock, a Dock-Side Blues Fest, July 3rd ﬁreworks, Trivia Night, Oktoberfest and other holiday gatherings.
Contact the Membership Committee for additional information. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (312) 938-3625.
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