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  • Anchorage Yacht Club
    Anchorage was formed in 1928 by a group of civilians who had mooring privileges at Great Lakes Naval Base. Anchorage membership and participation in Club events is open to all local harbor patrons. Anchorage is a member of LMSRF, USSA, and Yachting Club of America and represented on the LMPHRF. Membership is open to any person who has demonstrated a commitment to yachting and has participated in club activities for a year. Lake Forest, Illinois
    https://anchorageyachtclub.org/
    (Added: Fri Dec 11 2015) - Report this link as bad!
  • Belmont Yacht Club, Chicago
    The Club is located at the northern end of Belmont Harbor in Chicago. It was founded in 1973 by boating enthusiasts whose common interest was boating and its reward of personal recreation. Through more than thirty years, the Club has shared those rewards with new members who also wanted to participate in a fraternal organization. Membership in the Belmont Yacht Club is open to all who share a common interest and enthusiasm in recreational boating, whether power or sail.
    http://www.belmontyc.org/
    (Added: Tue Jan 09 2007) - Report this link as bad!
  • Black Chicago Sailors
    The largest group of black sailors of both men and women in the country —cruising and racing. While we are moored at different marinas — many of us call Jackson Park Harbor in Chicago, home
    http://blackchicagosailors.org/
    (Added: Mon Nov 26 2012) - Report this link as bad!
  • Boulder Yacht Club
    The club offers PHRF racing and an active social calendar. Carlyle Lake is the largest man-made lake in Illinois with an extensive sailing fleet served by four marinas. Carlyle Lake, Boulder, Illinois
    http://www.boulderyc.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Burnham Park Yacht Club
    Formed in 1938, club activities involve all facets of recreational boating including sail, power, educational and social. We offer racing, club cruises, educational seminars and a junior sailing program. Chicago, Illinois
    http://www.bpyc.com/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Carlyle Sailing Association
    The club offers one-design sailing, junior sailing and social activities. The Carlyle Sailing Association offers a wonderful world of sailing -- from casual daysailing to serious racing, instructions for adults and juniors, great on-shore social activities. Carlyle Sailing Association is a not-for profit sailing organization located just an hour east of St. Louis, with some of the finest sailing facilities in the Mid-West. We are a friendly, family oriented, wholly volunteer club dedicated to the sport of sailing and offer an exceptional and inexpensive recreational value for all members. Hazlet State Park, Carlyle, Illinois
    http://www.csa-sailing.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Carlyle Yacht Club
    Carlyle Yacht Club is located on beautiful Carlyle Lake, in central Illinois. Carlyle Lake is the second largest lake in Illinois, behind Lake Michigan. Our sailing area is two miles wide and ten miles long. CYC is hosted by West Access Marina, and is a member of Yacht Clubs of America. CYC was founded in 1974 to promote sailing as a wholesome sport, and provides the facilities and organization supporting racing, cruising, education, and social activities. CYC depends on volunteers to run and direct all its programs. Carlyle Yacht Club is located on beautiful Carlyle Lake, in central Illinois.
    http://www.carlyleyachtclub.com/
    (Added: Sat Feb 22 2014) - Report this link as bad!
  • Catalina Fleet 21
    Each month our club presents an interesting program which usually pertains to sailing. We try to make the topics attractive to all sailors by being informative and/or social in nature. Fleet summer activities center around two and three day cruises on weekends and holidays from May (Memorial Day) through mid-September. Destinations are planned to encourage participation in a variety of shore activities by sailors of all boat sizes. Chicago, Illinois
    http://www.catfleet21.org/
    (Added: Sun Dec 12 2004) - Report this link as bad!
  • Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club
    Founded in 1934, the club offers one-design & offshore racing, a junior sailing program, and social activities. Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club is a volunteer club, which is run and administered by its members who are committed to preserving excellence, fun and affordability in Chicago yachting. Chicago, Illinois
    http://www.corinthian.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Chicago Etchells Fleet 11
    The Class of Racing Sailboats is the Etchells Fleet at Chicago Yacht Club, Belmont Station. We have an active fleet of 20 or so boats with some world class sailors, some weekend warriors and some folks who are learning the sophisticated 'ropes' on the Etchells. Everyone pitches in to help each other sail faster, think tactically better and to just have a fun day on the water. Chicago, Illinois
    http://www.etchellsfleet11.org/
    (Added: Fri Dec 07 2012) - Report this link as bad!
  • Chicago Sailing
    Since 1987, Chicago Sailing has been providing lessons, rentals, charters and racing programs to sailors of all skill levels in and around the Chicago area. Our instructional programs are comprehensive, and fully certified by US SAILING, the governing authority of sailing in America; and, therefore, recognized by charter companies world wide. We also offer a boat rental program. Chicago, Illinois
    http://www.chicagosailing.com/
    (Added: Mon Dec 06 2010) - Report this link as bad!
  • Chicago Sailing Club
    Offers a fleet of well-maintained J/22s and J/30s available for rent or charter, a 47-foot luxury yacht available for charter, U.S. Sailing certified instructional programs, racing programs and fun social activities. Chicago, Illinois
    http://www.chicagosailingclub.com/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Chicago Yacht Club
    Founded in 1875 in Chicago, Illinois. "A Tradition of Yachting Excellence" is not only the Chicago Yacht Club's tag line, but a fitting description for a club that has dedicated itself to promoting the sport and perpetuating the values of camaraderie and community. In 1869, eight sailors organized what was to formally become the Chicago Yacht Club six years later, in 1875.
    https://www.chicagoyachtclub.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Chicago Yachting Association
    The Chicago Yachting Association is a membership organization for groups in the greater Chicago marine community, such as yacht clubs, boat clubs, the coast guard, and others. The purpose of the Association shall be to foster greater coordination between the public and private sectors of the community and to provide a forum for organizations involved in the marine environment of the Greater Chicagoland Area. Skokie, Illinois
    http://cyachicago.org/
    (Added: Mon Jan 23 2017) - Report this link as bad!
  • Clinton Lake Sailing Association
    Clinton Lake Sailing Association is located next to Clinton Lake Marina, 45 minutes west of Champaign-Urbana, 45 minutes south of Bloomington-Normal and 30 minutes north of Decatur. The club has a ramp, dock, pavilion with grill and fire pit, porta potty and dry sailing area. Sailors also can rent a slip or mooring from the marina. We are a community of active sailors and our official season is from late May to early October. We have regular club racing on the weekends, and social events, such as moonlight sailing, dock walks, dinners, and picnics throughout the sailing season. Clinton Lake, Illinois
    http://www.clsasailing.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Columbia Yacht Club
    Since 1892, Columbia Yacht Club has been known as more than a ship on the Lake, as more than a sailing organization, as more than a dining room. It has been known and continues to be celebrated as the club that fosters a deep sense of pride and camaraderie among its members, officers, and staff. Members are drawn together by their love of the Lake, whether racing, cruising, power boating or simply enjoying the view from the Club. From elegant dancing-under-the-stars celebrations on the Club Ship aft deck to casual parties on the dock; from quiet sunrise breakfasts to sunset dining; from the bustle of crews readying for races to quiet nights aboard your boat moored at the Club's docks, Columbia Yacht Club is always a place where you are "Welcome Aboard." Our current clubship is moored in Monroe Harbor, downtown Chicago, Illinois.
    http://www.columbiayachtclub.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Crab Orchard Lake Sailing Association
    The Crab Orchard Lake Sailing Association is located in beautiful Southern Illinois on the 6985 acre Crab Orchard Lake. COLSA was established in 1997 after a nearly 15 year absence of organized sailing at the Lake (see history pages). Today the organization supports numerous activities, including a race series held in conjunction with the SIU Sailing Club.
    http://www.colsa.org/
    (Added: Sun Dec 02 2012) - Report this link as bad!
  • Diversey Yacht Club
    Since 1935, the Diversey Yacht Club has been known as one of the friendliest clubs in the Chicago harbor system. Whether you're interested in cruising and travel, fishing, scuba diving, racing or simply socializing with other boaters, the DYC has something to offer you and your family. Chicago, Illinois
    http://www.diverseyyachtclub.com/
    (Added: Sun Nov 09 2014) - Report this link as bad!
  • Fleet 17 Boat Club
    Fleet 17 Boat Club is a social organization dedicated to safe recreational boating on the Chain Of Lakes and lower Fox River in Northern Illinois. We're primarily a social club having yearly picnics, boating raft-ups, overnighters and various other boating related activities. Cary, Illinois
    http://www.fleet17.org/
    (Added: Sun Jan 13 2013) - Report this link as bad!
  • Great Lakes Yacht Club
    The Great Lakes Yacht Club is a volunteer run, non-profit organization for the benefit of our members, both military and civilian. The Club's purpose is to promote and provide support for the sport of sailing, power boating, water safety and related activities. Great Lakes Yacht Club is limited to Military (active duty, reserve & retired), DOD & harbor mooring patrons. Lake Bluff, Illinois
    http://www.glyc.us/
    (Added: Mon Jan 03 2011) - Report this link as bad!
  • Island Bay Yacht Club
    The club offers Power Boat Activities, Water skiing, Fishing, Sailing, Wednesday evenings & weekend Regattas, Class racing, Sailing lessons for children and adults, Boat mooring, docks and slips, Dry trailer and boat storage, Playground, Jr. Sailing Clubhouse, 2 Picnic areas, Fully attended swimming pool, Shipstore, Crow's Nest Bar, casual dining, Formal Dining Room, and much more. Springfield, Illinois
    http://www.ibyconline.com/
    (Added: Tue Dec 15 2015) - Report this link as bad!
  • IVY Club
    The Illinois Valley Yacht and Canoe Club is a beautiful, historic, not for profit boating and social organization located on the Illinois River. The Illinois Valley Yacht & Canoe Club offers racing, swimming, and social activities. The IVY Club is a hub of sailing activity. From current to prospective sailors, we have something for everyone! We boast a full service harbor, including a fuel dock and pump out services. Loopers are welcome at the IVY Club! Peoria Heights, Ilinois
    http://www.ivyclub.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Jackson Park Yacht Club
    Founded in 1896, Jackson Park Yacht Club is one of the oldest yacht clubs in Chicago. The club offers sailboat racing and social activities. Chicago, Illinois
    http://www.jacksonparkyachtclub.org/
    (Added: Sun Mar 04 2012) - Report this link as bad!
  • Joseph Conrad Yacht Club Chicago
    Joseph Conrad Yacht Club was founded in 1969 by a group of Polish students at University of Illinois-Chicago. The Mission of the organization is to advance and sustain sailing skills and traditions within the Polish Community in Chicago, and expand the organization by attracting young sailors of Polish heritage. The other objective is to provide visibility for the contributions of Polish sailors to exploration of the oceans, and to foster closer relations among other professionals of related fields. The organization sponsors regattas and frequently organizes sailing cruises in the Caribbean. Chicago, Illinois
    http://www.jcycchicago.com/
    (Added: Thu Jan 26 2017) - Report this link as bad!
  • Lake Bluff Yacht Club
    Lake Bluff Yacht Club is located in Lake Bluff, Illinois along the shore of Lake Michigan north of Chicago. This provides an excellent place to enjoy sailing and learn in many varied sailing conditions. Our Activities include a Summer Sunfish racing series, Fall Sunfish racing series, annual Invitational Regatta, and host to several recent Sunfish Class Association Sunfish regattas including Women's North American Championship, Regional Sunfish Regattas, and various Junior Regattas.
    http://www.lakebluffyachtclub.org/
    (Added: Tue Jan 10 2012) - Report this link as bad!
  • Lake Calumet Boat and Fishing Club
    Our clubhouse offers many amenities, including pool table,full kitchen, clean rest rooms, shower and a non stocking bar. The club hosts holiday parties, other fun activities and outings. All we ask is that members participate and have fun. This is truly a family club. Chicago, Illinois
    http://lakecalumetboatandgunclub.com/
    (Added: Sun Mar 02 2014) - Report this link as bad!
  • Lake Forest Yacht Club
    The Lake Forest Yacht Club fosters camaraderie amongst those who share a passion for wind and water. The club sponsors social events and racing, both customary to yacht clubs. There is no clubhouse, but the club maintains a collection of equipment for boat maintenance in outdoor storage boxes that are accessible to members within the compound. Membership is open to all who are interested in sailing and boating - no sponsorship or recommendation is required, and there is no residency requirement. Lake Forest, Illinois
    http://www.lfyc.net/
    (Added: Thu Feb 09 2017) - Report this link as bad!
  • Marine Racing Club of Illinois
    Marine Racing Club (MRC) was chartered in Chicago, Illinois in 1963, and races under the auspices of the American Power Boat Association (APBA), the largest sanctioning body for power boat racing in the United States. Over its long and illustrious history, MRC has proudly sent many members to the APBA Hall of Champions, the highest honor afforded in the sport of power boat racing. Chicago, Illinois
    http://www.marineracingclub.com/
    (Added: Sat Jan 28 2017) - Report this link as bad!
  • Midwest Model Shipwrights
    The Midwest Model Shipwrights was formed in 1982 by individuals who had a common interest in model ship building and maritime history. Goals of the club are to discuss and share modeling ideas and concepts while making new friends. Our members today represent all age groups with abilities varying from novice to expert. Vessels built by the Shipwrights represent a variety of types and eras. Sizes range from miniatures a few inches in length to radio control warships over five feet long, and from basic to amazingly complex. Our membership includes beginning through advanced modelers, some of whose works can be found in museums, galleries and private collections. Winnetka, Illinois
    http://www.midwestmodelshipwrights.com/
    (Added: Thu Jan 22 2015) - Report this link as bad!
  • MORF: Midwest Open Racing Fleet
    MORF is a voluntary organization of individuals interested in sailboat racing. MORF is an "on-the-water" organization; we have no club house or shore-side presence. Our focus is entirely on organizing and running races for small and medium sized racer/cruiser type sail boats. MORF is dedicated to providing fair, fun and competitive offshore sailboat racing for mid sized racer/cruising sailing yachts. Chicago, Illinois
    http://www.morfracing.org/
    (Added: Sun Mar 04 2012) - Report this link as bad!
  • North Shore Yacht Club
    The NSYC is open to anyone interested in water sports, including sailing, kayaking, power boating, and personal watercrafting. We have active sail racing fleets for Sunfish and Buccaneer 18s. We have adult sailing instruction, and a youth sailing program with the Highland Park High School which includes Sunfish and 420's. Highland Park, Illinois
    http://www.northshoreyachtclub.com/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • NorthWest Sailing Association
    The NorthWest Sailing Association is an enthusiastic group of sailors living in and about Chicago's Northwest suburbs. The members share a quest for increased knowledge and improved seamanship in a spirit of camaraderie and fun. Members include families, couples, singles - anyone interested in sailing; including skippers with large cruising boats or medium or small sailboats; even sailors with no boats. Arlington Heights, Illinois
    http://nwsail.com/
    (Added: Sun Mar 04 2012) - Report this link as bad!
  • Northwestern Sailing
    Northwestern University Sailing Center. Whether you are an experienced sailor looking to hone your skills or have never set foot on a boat, the Sailing Center has something to offer you. The entire Northwestern community and the general public may enjoy the Sailing Center’s easily accessible campus location, affordable memberships rates, high-quality equipment, superb sailing location, spectacular views of Chicago, and a trained, helpful staff committed to providing an enjoyable and safe sailing experience for all guests. Evanston, Illinois
    http://northwesternsailing.com/
    (Added: Wed Dec 17 2014) - Report this link as bad!
  • Northwestern University Sailing Team
    The Northwestern University Sailing Team is a co-ed, student-run club sport that develops regionally and nationally competitive sailors, fosters new sailing talent, and builds a community and sense of camaraderie among undergraduate students. We compete in regattas in the Midwest and around the country during both fall and spring seasons. Evanston and Chicago, Illinois
    http://nusailing.com/
    (Added: Sun Mar 04 2012) - Report this link as bad!
  • Poor Man's Yacht Club
    The Poor Man's Yacht Club is an informal gathering of sailors, power boaters and our friends; Good people, having good fun. The club is incorporated as a not-for-profit. We invite you to join in if you have a love for the water, or just drinking. Founded around 1990, we're more "Piratical" in nature then your average Yacht or Sailing Club. We're split pretty even; half-Power, half-Sail, half-sober and half-drunk. We have members in Chicago (IL), Waukegan(IL), Winthrop (IL), Holland (MI), South Haven (MI), Michigan City (IN), Houston (TX), Hammond (IN), Ft. Lauderdale (FL), Key Largo (FL), Benfleet (UK) and Cascais (Portugal). Location is not a basis for membership, so no matter how far away you are, feel free to join (it's 5 o'clock somewhere!) Chicago, Illinois
    http://www.pmyc.net/
    (Added: Sun Mar 04 2012) - Report this link as bad!
  • Rockford Yacht Club
    The Rockford Yacht Club is an organization of sailing enthusiasts from Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. A meeting is held every month at the Harlem Township Hall in Machesney Park, IL on the third Monday of the month. Rockford Yacht Club (RYC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the enjoyment of boating activities in the upper Midwest, with an emphasis on sailing. Safety, education, camaraderie, and community involvement are our primary programs and activities. Machesney Park, Illinois
    http://www.rockfordyachtclub.com/
    (Added: Sun Feb 23 2014) - Report this link as bad!
  • Sail Chicago
    Sail Chicago is a community-based, all-volunteer sailing program providing sailing instruction and affordable access to sailing on Lake Michigan for adults 18+ in the Chicago area. We own and maintain a fleet of sailboats in the Chicago Harbor system. We have classes for beginner through advanced sailors, as well as ongoing educational activities throughout the year. Chicago, Illinois
    http://www.sailchicago.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Sheridan Shore Yacht Club
    Sheridan Shore Yacht Club in Wilmette, Illinois offers facilities and programs to support the sport of yachting. With panoramic views of Lake Michigan, Wilmette Harbor, and the Baha'i Temple, our club offers a spectacular setting just 15 miles north of downtown Chicago. Offering umerous social events, competitive sailboat racing and a sailing school.
    http://www.sheridanshore.com/
    (Added: Mon Dec 12 2011) - Report this link as bad!
  • Sheridan Shore Yacht Club
    Sheridan Shore Yacht Club in Wilmette, Illinois offers facilities and programs to support the sport of yachting. With panoramic views of Lake Michigan, Wilmette Harbor, and the Baha’i Temple, our club offers a spectacular setting just 15 miles north of downtown Chicago. Our members enjoy numerous social events throughout the year and we have an international reputation for sailboat racing. Our members enjoy a season-long race program for cruising and one-design fleets which offers recreational competition. The Club actively supports its Sailing School which attracted over 400 students in 2012 and is home to three high school sailing teams. Wilmette, Illinois
    http://sheridanshoreyachtclub.com/
    (Added: Thu Dec 18 2014) - Report this link as bad!
  • Skokie Valley Sail and Power Squadron
    We are Skokie Valley Sail and Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons. Our members love boating and being on the water. Most of our members reside in Northern Cook, Lake and McHenry Counties in Illinois. They sail out of ports in Lake Michigan, including North Point, Waukegan, Kenosha and Racine harbors, as well as the Chain O'Lakes and the Fox River. Since 1961, Skokie Valley's activities involve the three primary objectives of USPS: community service, continuing education, and enjoying the friendship and camaraderie of our fellow members. Skokie Valley offers several boating safety courses on a regular basis to boaters in our communities. On-the-water activities include cruises, rendezvous, navigation contests and even fishing derbies. Northern Cook, Lake and McHenry Counties in Illinois.
    http://www.skokievalleypowersquadron.org/
    (Added: Sat Mar 28 2015) - Report this link as bad!
  • Tradewinds Marina/Yacht Club
    Tradewinds Marina/Yacht Club welcomes you and your family as our friends in boating for the day, the weekend or a lifetime. The Tradewinds Marina/Yacht Club started as a dream in 2004 to make a difference for boaters on Carlyle Lake, now 10 years ago and has grown every since. The marina and the club host a variety of boaters, their boats and our friends, offering slips, a club, a clubhouse, rentals and services the best on the lake so far. Tradewinds comradely is our strength, as everyone is interested in having fun, helping each other and sharing the best of boating. Keyesport, Illinois
    http://www.tradewindsyachtclub.com/
    (Added: Tue Feb 03 2015) - Report this link as bad!
  • University of Chicago Sailing Club
    We are a club sport at the University of Chicago and a proud member of the MCSA. Membership is open to all interested members of the University of Chicago community, from complete novices to experienced racers - landlubbers to old salts. Chicago, Illinois
    http://sailclub.uchicago.edu/
    (Added: Sun Mar 04 2012) - Report this link as bad!
  • Vantage Yacht Club
    The premier fractional club offering shared yacht ownership. Vantage Yacht Club is a cutting edge, private membership club that unites its Members with an unparalleled selection of yachts, services and lifestyle privileges. Vantage has accelerated the evolution of luxury yachting with our Membership, Yacht Card and Yacht Shares programs. Chicago, Illinois
    http://www.vantageyachtclub.com/
    (Added: Sun Mar 04 2012) - Report this link as bad!
  • Waukegan Sail and Power Squadron
    The Waukegan Sail and Power Squadron is made up of a lot of ordinary people who love boating. Youngsters and old timers, neophytes and old salts, weekend sailors and circumnavigators make up our membership. Most of our members are drawn from Lake and McHenry Counties in Illinois. The Waukegan Sail and Power Squadron offers several safe boating courses to the public every year. In addition we also provide information to the US government for use in correcting and updating navigation charts.
    http://www.wspsboating.org/
    (Added: Tue Jan 10 2012) - Report this link as bad!
  • Waukegan Yacht Club
    Founded in 1927, the club offers many boating and social events including racing, sailing lessons for juniors & adults, and a restaurant. Known as the 'Friendliest Yacht Club on Lake Michigan', we offer racing, cruising, sailing lessons, Club boats, parties and more. Waukegan, Illinois
    http://www.wyclub.com/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Winthrop Harbor Yacht Club
    A group of slip holders at North Point Marina formed the club in 1994. The club offers programs for racing, cruising, social activities, educational seminars, and youth sailing. We offer many activities for all ages, for both Power and Sail enthusiasts, a community lifestyle, not only during the summer, but throughout the year with monthly membership meetings and activities for all ages! Winthrop Harbor, Illinois
    http://www.whyc.com/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
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