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The 113th Race to Mackinac will be on July 22nd & 23rd 2022
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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Annual Holiday Party at CYC Belmont Station
Will be filled with Glad Tidings and Joy!
Saturday December 4th 2021   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 Belmont 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 2021 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 be:
All included at $50.00 per person including tax and gratuity

Belmont Station   Belmont Station

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

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Our 61st Spring Induction at
Columbia Yacht Club's Aft Deck Tent

May 23rd 2021

In a Break with IGSS Traditions, Cocktail Attire Preferred

Our 2020/21 Inductees
Our Inductees are invited to tell A Favorite Story
from their experiences during A Mac Race... 
Always a highlight of the evening!
Eric Ash
Kevin Brinker
Jay Butler
Chris Clark
Dan Cusick     
William Derrah
Peter Griffin
David Gullo
Woody Hansmann
Mike Hill
Jeff Hoswell
JJ Judge
Tim Prophit
Ed Radzikowski
Lori Stearns 
Todd Suess    
Killian Tobin  
Michael Vanderpoel

Cocktails at 4:00 - 7:00pm     Passed Hors d’oeuvres Throughout!
Open Bar from 4:00 - 7:00pm Courtesy of IGSS ...
This Year's Hors d’oeuvres features:
Burrata Bruschetta, Chicken Salad in Endive, Guinness Braised Beef Short Ribs,
Sesame Chicken Tenders, Mushrooms stuffed with Boursin Cheese
Classic Beef Sliders & Mini Chicago Dogs

Seating is Limited to 100 Guests
do to CDC Covid19 Protocols!
so this Event is
By Invitation Only!
Watch for an eMail Soon
PayPal will be Used to Process Payments
Columbia Yacht Club
111 N. Lake Shore

$40 per Person All Inclusive

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  Pre-Mackinac Race Cocktail Party at
Columbia Yacht Club

Friday July 15th 2021 6:30-8:00 p.m.

    The Upper Deck of Columbia Yacht Club is The Gathering Place
on the Friday evening before the 112th 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.

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Tuesday's Post-Mackinac Race Cocktail Party

On the Veranda of the Island House Hotel
Tuesday, July 20th 2021   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 112th 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 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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  112th Mackinac Awards Ceremony
Presented by Wintrust

Tuesday July 20th 2021 in The Grand Hotel Tea Garden
14:00 - 18:00 *Island Time* EDT

Sailors Party Tuesday July 20th 2021 in
The Grand Hotel Tea Garden
Tickets required

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

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