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The 115th Race to Mackinac will be on July 12th & 13th 2024
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 2024 6:30-8:00 p.m.

    The Upper Deck of Columbia Yacht Club is The Gathering Place
on the Friday evening before the 115th 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'oeuvre &
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 2024   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'oeuvre
while sharing tall tales of the 114th Race to Mac. 

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

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 July 8th 2024

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!

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

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  115th Mackinac Awards Ceremony
Presented by Wintrust

Tuesday July 16th 2024 at The Mission Point Resort
14:00 - 15:00 *Island Time* EDT

Sailors' Party Tuesday July 16th 2024 at
The Mission Point Resort
Tickets required

14:00 - 15:00 *Island Time* EDT

CYC's Link to Updates:

115th Race to Mackinac 2024

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

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Historical Events   Historical Events   Historical Events   Historical Events   Historical Events  


Our 64th Spring Induction at
CYC's Belmont Station

Saturday May 4th 2024
Cocktails at 6:00     Dinner at 7:00
In Keeping with IGSS Traditions,
Black Tie Preferred

Our 2024 Inductees
Our Inductees are invited to Briefly tell A Favorite Story
from their experiences during A Mac Race...
Always a highlight of the evening!
Jamal Alwattar
Jane Blake Hoswell
Patrick Carlson
Michael D’agostino
Bill Dekker
John Dybas
Dan Emery
Ken Flaska
Greg Fyksen
John Hansmann
Tom Keefe
Chris Klee
Tim LaBute
Ross Mcdonald
David Neenan
Michael Newman
Herbert Philbrick
Donald Reynertson
Steven Robbins
Adam Schiller
Benjamin White

Our 2023 Fastest Goat Award Recipients

Chicago to Mackinac Trophy Division
Andrew Solyts on Liquid Lounge USA 245

Chicago to Mackinac Cup Division
Burton Cardwell on Flight Risk HHK 2300

Chicago to Mackinac Crusing Division
Tom Gorey on Runaway USA 52337

Our 2023 Smoked Goat Award Recipient
Tim Hoffman on Salsa USA 50136

Each Goat will receive
Two Complimentary Drinks...

This Year's Buffet Dinner features: Appetizers, Salad,
A Carving Station, Baked Salmon, Pasta, Vegetables
Desert & Coffee

Seating is Limited, so
Reservations are Required!
All Reservations will be done ON LINE
Through our Membership Management System.
(Chicago Yacht Club will NOT accept your reservation)

* * * RESERVE NOW * * *
...Click Here...

$65 per Person All Inclusive

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


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Annual Holiday Party at CYC Monroe Station
Will be filled with Glad Tidings and Joy!
Saturday December 2nd 2023   6:00PM

Cocktails from 6:00PM - Buffet dinner starts at 7:30PM
Free Hors d'oeuvre
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'oeuvre, followed by an optional buffet dinner.

We'll announce the Fastest Goat to the Island and
we invite the 2023 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.

This Year's Buffet Dinner will feature Prime Rib of Beef au jus
with Whipped Horseradish Cream,   Almond Crusted Whitefish  &
Garlic Rosemary Chicken with Lemon Butter Sauce
Yorkshire Popovers, Broccoli, Cauliflower
and Mashed Potatoes

All included at $70 per person including tax and gratuity

Back to the Future...

Monroe Station   Monroe Station

Dinner Reservations REQUIRED!
* Click Here: To Reserve & Pay at Member's Portal *
**Again, DON'T CALL the Club this Year!!!**

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

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