COLORS, Columbia One-Level Offshore Racing Series, 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 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 important, and Columbia Yacht Club is well-versed in creating 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.
June 2, 2018
Buoy & Distance Racing followed by a regatta party and 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. 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.
June 3rd, 2018
Buoy Race followed by a regatta wrap party and 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 the final post-regatta party. Skyway Yacht Works and Columbia’s galley crew team up to offer a summer grill out style buffet. All regatta participants eat for free.