Whether you're bringing your boat to Chicago for the 2019 J111 Worlds or the Verve Cup, contact us at Skyway Yacht Works for your complete In-and-Out Regatta services so that your boat is in top condition and ready to go on race day!
The 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 since 1995! More than 100 boats race annually during the first weekend of June and 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.
The 6th Annual Skyway Yacht Works Dash to the Dock Regatta is set for Saturday, May 11! 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 and an 11am harbor start from the yard.
For years Skyway has been focused on being environmentally conscious, but with all sorts of new products on the market, we're getting green-er!
Come visit Skyway Yacht Works on Saturday, April 13th between 10 am and 2 pm for some gumbo! There will also be lots of experts giving out advice and answering questions. Here's a preview of some of them.
Visit Skyway Yacht Works at the 2019 Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show at McCormick Place, Wednesday January 9 thru Sunday, January 13! Skyway will be located in Booth S407. Come talk to us and get your questions answered on mechanical issues and fiberglass repairs.
The 2018 PHRF Fleet Party will be held at Columbia Yacht Club on Saturday, October 27! Doors open at 6pm, door prizes galore. Awards start at 6:30pm. Cash cover $15. Cash bar. Food for purchase. Live music featuring Mr. Blotto!
The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta will be held at the Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club over the weekend of September 14–16 2018. On Friday, September 14th, teams are invited to practice in the afternoon. Racing will occur on Saturday and Sunday. Teams will depart on Sunday, September 16th. A more detailed schedule will be out closer to the event.
This year's event will feature a new twist which will allow small water line boats to finish at the Offshore Buoy in the middle of the course if they choose. This will also serve as an automatic course shortening device if the wind does not cooperate. The protocol for finishing short will be in the Sailing Instructions.
The Chicago Yacht Club 2018 Verve Cup will feature distance racing and buoy racing. For 125 years, this race has been a mainstay of Chicago racing.