SYW COLORS LOGO 2019The COLORS Regatta, sponsored by Skyway Yacht Works, is Columbia Yacht Club's One-Level Offshore Racing Series and has been Chicago’s shake-the-sheets event on Lake Michigan 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.

Coronavirus
The health and well being of all race participants, volunteers, and club staff are our greatest priority. Columbia Yacht Club will continue to closely monitor the situation and events related to the Coronavirus, and will modify race details as necessary when needed. The race fees are 100% refundable should it be needed to cancel the race, or should you decide at a later date that you wish not to participate.
 
Regatta Overview
The race dates are Saturday, June 6th and Sunday, June 7th, with post-race parties scheduled for both days. Again this year, as was done in 2019, Columbia Yacht Club is offering Offshore and Inshore buoy courses, as well as distance racing for crewed and short-handed sections.

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

Columbia Yacht Club and Skyway Yacht Works look forward to hosting yet another spectacular regatta on the Chicago waterfront!

Skyway COLORS Promo!
Show us your COLORS Regatta entry fee and Skyway will apply it towards any new, or existing customers, 2019-2020 Winter Storage fee!

COLORS Regatta Calendar

Saturday, June 6th, 2020

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 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.

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

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 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.

COLORS Regatta Information

> Registration, Entry List, Notice of Race (YachtScoring)
> Notice of Race (PDF)
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Entrants
Remember to show us your COLORS Regatta entry fee so we can apply it towards your 2019-2020 Winter Storage fee!

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