Chicago Yacht Club CYC Foundation

Chicago Yacht Club Nautical Education

In addition to providing you and your guests, with a priceless, private, pampered yachting experience, the Chicago Private Yacht Rentals staff, and Adeline’s Sea Moose captains and crew are enthusiastic fans of the Chicago Yacht Club’s mission is to encourage, promote, and develop knowledge, participation, and enjoyment of all aspects of yachting. 

Whether it’s special cruises, after-school programs, STEM training, sailing scholarships, competitive sailing, or Command of the Watch, the CYC (Chicago Yacht Club) Foundation is dedicated to providing Chicago area youth with opportunities to learn and appreciate the nautical arts.

Chicago Yacht Club Young Women Commending the Watch is just one of the programs we encourage you to learn about.

The Command of the Watch is a program for high school girls aged 14-18 which provides them with hands-on experience and experiential learning activities over five days, sailing aboard a traditionally rigged tall ship schooner in Lake Michigan. It is funded through scholarships provided by the Chicago Yacht Club Foundation. The girls learn lifelong skills of teamwork, cooperation, leadership, and awareness of environmental and maritime careers. It is our goal that young women learn they have the power to make a difference in this world and that this experience allows them to realize a level of self-discovery that is often described as life-changing. Learn more

About the Chicago Yacht Club

The Chicago Yacht Club hosts many world-class competitions and Predicted-Log events, including its signature Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac and numerous North American and World Championships.

The Club is also recognized as a leader in sailing education, with one of the largest junior sailing programs in the United States. The Club is home to nearly 1500 members, including winning America’s Cup skippers, Olympic medalists and hopefuls, and outstanding boaters of all types, from ages 4 to 104.

The Club offers an array of spectacular off-the-water amenities, including fine dining, full-service catering, and year-round activities for its diverse membership at two locations on the city’s shoreline, at Monroe and Belmont Harbors.

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