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The 111th Race to Mackinac is July 12th & 13th
Click the Link Below for Details!

Congratulations Mackinac Racers!

Official Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Site
See you on the Course

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  Pre-Mackinac Race Cocktail Party at
Columbia Yacht Club

Friday July 12th 2019 6:30-8:00 p.m.

    The Upper Deck of Columbia Yacht Club is The Gathering Place
on the Friday evening before the 111th Mac Race.

In the past countless bottles of rum have been won and lost
due to wagers made at this event!

Festivities will run from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
As always, there will be Free hors d'oeuvers &
2 Complimentary Drink Tickets for Active Goats.
Hope to See You There!

Columbia Yacht Club will have a Buffet Dinner After Our Event. Make Reservations by calling 312-938-3625
Major Credit Cards Honored for Guests.

Click Here: To See Photos of Current & Past Events!

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Tuesday's Post-Mackinac Race Cocktail Party

On the Veranda of the Island House Hotel
Tuesday, July 16th 2019   1200-1330 Island Time EDT

    Tuesday afternoon following the race from 1200-1330 Island Time,
The Island Goats Cocktail Party is where to be.  

Members and their guest enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres
while sharing tall tales of the 111th Race to Mac. 

Sponsors' door prizes are given out,
followed by an official IGSS group photo. 

This is the Inaugural Year for
A New Island Goat & Mac Race Tradition!

The Boat Load of Goats Awards
2 Flags to be Awarded
One for the Most Goats On-Board &
One for the Highest Average Goat Years On-Board!
Click Here: To See Rules & Entry Info!
Entry Deadline is TBA...

Racers who have just completed their 25th race, and are
planning to join the IGSS, are encouraged to attend.

Be There for the Annual Island Goats Group Photo!

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  111th Mackinac Awards Ceremony
Presented by Wintrust

Tuesday July 16th 2019 in The Grand Hotel Tea Garden
14:00 - 18:00 *Island Time* EDT

Sailors Party Tuesday July 16th 2019 in
The Grand Hotel Tea Garden
Tickets required

Bars Hours will be open 14:00 - 18:00 *Island Time* EDT

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  The 2019 Beaver Island Mac Party!
3rd Annual Event
Wednesday July 17th 2019

Click Here: To See the 2019 Beaver Island Website
Questions? eMail Dick Mulvihill: dick.mulvihill@gmail.com
Click Here: To Make Dock Reservations

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Our 60th Spring Gala at CYC Belmont Station
Saturday    May 4th     2019
Cocktails at 6:00     Dinner at 7:00
In Keeping with IGSS Traditions, Black Tie Preferred

   We gather at CYC Belmont Station to Induct New Goats and Present Special Awards.  The evening is Black Tie Preferred. Goats and their guests look forward to seeing their fellow Goats dressed in something other than Foulies.

A small amount of business is handled including the Election of New Flag Officers, but the real reasons to be there are for the presentation of the Fresh Water Award & The Fastest Goats to the Island, along with the Induction of our New Goats!

Our 2019 Fresh Water Award Recipient
Lloyd Karzen

Our 2019 Inductees
Our Inductees are invited to tell A Favorite Story
from their experiences during A Mac Race... 
Always a highlight of the evening!
Bruce Aikens
Tom Barnes
Curtis Brown
Jeff Comeaux
Scott Conger
Peter Cooper
Douglas "Doug" Gifford, Jr.
Troy Henikoff
Jon Hood
Todd Jones
Randall "Randy" Landsberg
Jason Lovell
Alice Martin
Peter Nielsen
Tom "TMOD" O'Donohue
John Poast
William Smith
Vivian M. Smith
Peter Thomas
Andy Torchalski
Richard Vedder
Frederick "Fritz” Wolf
Mark Yedinak

Cocktails at 6:00     Buffet Dinner at 7:00
Each Goat will each receive Two Complimentary Drinks...
This Year's Buffet Dinner features: Mixed Green Salad, Filet
with Balsamic Mushrooms & Horseradish Cream, Seared Salmon with
Lemon Herb Cream, Pan Seared Chicken Breast with Pesto Sauce,
Wild Rice Pilaf, Sautéed Mixed Vegetables and more...

Seating is Limited, so Reservations are Required!
Call the Club Directly 312-861-7777
Visa & MasterCard Accepted
from Non-Members

$50 per Person All Inclusive

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Annual Holiday Party at CYC Monroe Station
Will be filled with Glad Tidings and Joy!
Saturday December 1st 2018   6:00PM

Cocktails from 6:00PM - Buffet dinner starts at 7:30PM
Free Hors d'oeuvres
Two drinks for each Goat will be on us!

    'Tis the season, and we gather for some Holiday Cheer at CYC Monroe Station. The night begins with a lively cocktail hour, with complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres, followed by an optional buffet dinner in the Main Dining Room.

We'll announce the Fastest Goat to the Island and
we invite the 2018 Class of Island Goats to attend and
Enjoy the Camaraderie of the Society.

Candlelight Dinner
A candlelit dinner at CYC during
The Holidays is a Special Treat.

Buffet dinner will feature Prime Rib of Beef au jus
with Whipped Horseradish Cream,   Almond Crusted Whitefish  &
Garlic Rosemary Chicken with Lemon Butter Sauce.

All included at $50.00 per person including tax and gratuity

Dinner Reservations REQUIRED!
* Call the Club Directly 312-861-7777 *
Non-Members can use a Credit Card.

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