SKYWAY YACHT WORKS

COLORS REGATTA

COLORS has been Chicago’s shake-the-sheets event since 1995. More than 100 boats race annually during the first weekend of June. The strong one-design presence of the Beneteau, J/Boat, Tartan-10 and other large fleets designates the event as a tune-up for the season. 

In addition to a weekend of buoy racing, the regatta has a distance race on Saturday. The distance race is attracts the boats that are too large to go around the buoys as well as the more casual racers and even cruisers. 

Racing is not the only factor that makes for  a good regatta, though. The social side is equally as important, and Columbia is well-versed in having a good time. The big annual regatta party takes place on Saturday with tasty  food, amazing libations and live band. Also enjoy a easy going Sunday wrap up party 

Columbia One-Level Offshore Racing Series

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 club also hosts several weekend and high school/college races. Columbia's efforts on the water and ashore are always expanding and improving. 

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June 6

Buoy & Distance Racing followed by a regatta party & awards

Enjoy a fun and competitive day of buoy and distance racing with nearly 150 boats. 

 

After the racing, meet us at Columbia Yacht Club for an over the top post-regatta party with Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Gosling's Rum and Union Wine Company Wines. Skyway Yacht Works and Columbia's galley crew team up to put out a summer spread with seafood, upscale BBQ and more. All regatta participants eat for free. 

 

Additional fun and prizes provided by our other great sponsors, UK Sailmakers

June 7

Buoy followed by a regatta wrap party & awards

Enjoy another fun and competitive day of buoy racing with nearly 150 boats. 

 

After the racing, meet us again at Columbia Yacht Club for an over the top post-regatta party with Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Gosling's Rum and Union Wine Company Wines. Skyway Yacht Works and Columbia's galley crew team up to put out a summer grill out style buffet. All regatta participants eat for free. 

 

Additional fun and prizes provided by our other great sponsors, UK Sailmakers

 

Phone: 312 - 938 - 3625

Email:  COLORS@colyc.org

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Chicago, IL:, 60601

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