The 7th Annual Skyway Yacht Works Dash to the Dock Regatta is set for Saturday, May 9! This is the annual start of the season and an event aimed at getting people out of the yard and into the harbor. This year’s event features breakfast at 8am and an 11am harbor start from the yard.
On March 21st it was announced that all docks, boat storage facilities, parking lots, launch ramps, and other harbor properties will be closed to the public in accordance with Governor Pritzker’s “stay-at-home” order and the resulting Chicago Park District closures. We are monitoring updates and recommendations from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), WHO (World Health Organization), and CDPH (Chicago Department of Public Health) regarding the spread of COVID-19. READ MORE ABOUT CHICAGO HARBOR CLOSURES . . .
For years Skyway has been focused on being environmentally conscious, and with all sorts of new products coming on the market, Skyway is getting green-er!
Come visit Skyway Yacht Works at Gumbo Day on Saturday, April 11th between 10 am and 2 pm for some gumbo! In addition to experts giving out advice and answering questions—new this year is the 1st Annual Skyway Yacht Works Yard Sale! Here's a preview . . .
CASRA (Chicago Area Sail Racing Association) has announced its 2020 Race Schedule. CASRA is an organization comprised of a group of five Chicago-area yacht clubs — Burnham Park Yacht Club, Chicago Yacht Club, Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club, Columbia Yacht Club, and Jackson Park Yacht Club. Events through June 19th are cancelled or postponed—read more...
Located in the heart of Chicago, Navy Pier will be opening an only all-transient marina that brings world-class amenities, service, dining, shopping & entertainment directly to Lake Michigan’s boating community in 2021.
North U has announced its spring series of Sail Trim/Boat Speed and Racing Tactics Seminars to sharpen sailor's skills before their next regatta. When your boat handling is second nature and your boat speed second to none, then tactics will win you races.
Visit Skyway Yacht Works at the 2020 Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show at McCormick Place, Wednesday, January 8 thru Sunday, January 12! Skyway will be located in Booth A703. Stop by for boat show pricing on select products and chances to win!
Over a windy weekend, Midwest universities showed up to do some serious racing at the 2019 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta. This year there were enough entrants to support two classes — the Tartan 10’s (16 boats) and the J105’s (6 boats).
It was a windy day for the 2019 3-CRIB Fiasco (pursuit race) with 23 boats starting! We saw gusts up to 35 knots, with a sustained breeze in the mid-’20s. Racers had their choice to start northbound or southbound, and with the TWD (true wind direction) of 200–220 degrees the clear choice was the South course leaving racers with two tight jib reaches, a beat, and a hot spinnaker run!