Chicago Regatta

Dear CASRA Racers, 

Please make plans to join on Saturday, September 9th for the Chicago Regatta, presented by Wintrust.  The Chicago Regatta is a Chicago Yacht Club event, consisting of five different events – a buoy race for smaller one-design boats, a distance race for offshore boats, a casual race for newer sailors (and those seeking a more relaxed event), an M-32 catamaran regatta, and a poker run for power boaters.  After the on-water events, please join us at Chicago Yacht Club’s Monroe Station for a fabulous party, complete with a live blues band, a “Sweet Home Chicago” buffet dinner, and awards presentation.  We’re also planning a great silent auction, where you’ll be able to bid on many terrific items, such as sailing gear, coaching sessions with world-class sailors, slips, deluxe Chicago river cruises, rides on M-32 catamarans, gourmet dinner packages, and much more! 

The Chicago Regatta on-water events are free of charge.  Tickets are required for the post-race buffet, entertainment, and silent auction, which are $30 each until next Wednesday, September 6th,  While Chicago Yacht Club is not charging for its on-water events, we are trying to raise money for three great charities: 

  • The University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital
  • SOS Villages Illinois
  • Chicago Yacht Club Foundation 

Each of these organizations helps Chicago-area kids in different ways.  If you can join us for the Chicago Regatta, please consider a donation to one or more of these great groups.  To learn more about our Chicago Regatta charities, and to sign up and make a donation, please review the flyer below and visit  I look forward to seeing many of you in St. Joe this weekend, and at the Chicago Regatta on September 9th! 

Warm regards, 

Greg Miarecki
2017 Chicago Regatta

Ryan Smith