The Race to Mackinac begins July 11

The Lake Michigan Fleet will be well represented in the prestigious and anticipated 107th Chicago to Mackinac Race with 19 boats racing in the First 36.7 Section. Support the Lake Michigan Fleet and follow the race results at


Goose Island Colors Regatta

We had a great day on the water on Saturday. We completed 3 races in a steady 9-13 knots of breeze out of the North. Unfortunately, Sunday was called due to lightening and the prediction of storms with stong wind and hail.

Congratulations to 1st place FOG, 2nd place Soulshine and 3rd place Tried & True.



Order Sail Buttons online

The  ‘Sail buttons’ link -  is up and active. 

So, any class member/owner can go to .  The site says ‘Coming Soon’, but there is a box that says Click to order your Sail Buttons and that is now active and sail buttons can be ordered.  

The rest of the site will be live by June 5.  There are a few more things to work out on the Member order form and payment page for renewals.


Fleet Training/Practice Event

Our Fleet Training/Practice Event on Sunday, May 17th will be hosted by Columbia Yacht Club. It is a great opportunity to shake off the rust, and get ready for the upcoming season. I have heard nothing but positive responses from all that have participated the last couple of years, so please let us know if you'd like to join in the fun. RSVP to lmben36.7@gmail


2015 Racing Registration is OPEN!

Registration is open for RYF series at Belmont circle, Colors, NOOD, The Race to Mackinac, Verve, Area III, as well as Wednesday night racing at both Chicago Yacht Club and Columbia Yacht Club.

Also, please remember to update your ISAF classification for owners and all crew members.

See you on the water!