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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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Our 62nd Spring Induction at
CYC's Belmont Station

Saturday May 7th 2022
Cocktails at 6:00     Dinner at 7:00

In Keeping with IGSS Traditions,
Black Tie Preferred

Our 2022 Fresh Water Award Recipient
Helle Getz

Our 2022 Inductees
Our Inductees are invited to tell A Favorite Story
from their experiences during A Mac Race... 
Always a highlight of the evening!
Jeremy Appel
Earle Atwater
Owen Beckley
Mark Boruta
Michael Bradley
Steve Dorfman
Jeanne Ehrenberg
Jim Gignac
Joshua Kolar
Tony Orlebeke
Dale Peters
Andrew Soltys
Maggi Spartz
Doug Van Der Aa
Jack Walby
Nancy Walby
Ronald White
Tim Wynne
Kurt Wittenberg

Each Goat will receive
Two Complimentary Drinks...

This Year's Buffet Dinner features: House Salad, A Carving Station with Beef Tenderloin with Merlot Demi-Glace, Seared Salmon with Spinach, Mushrooms and Caper Butter Sauce, and a Gluten Free Penne Pasta with Seasonal Vegetables and Sun-Dried Tomatoes, plus sides of Rice, Potatoes and Mixed Vegetables.
Desert will be served as well.

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

$65 per Person All Inclusive

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


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  Pre-Mackinac Race Cocktail Party at
Columbia Yacht Club

Friday July 22nd 2022 6:30-8:00 p.m.

    The Upper Deck of Columbia Yacht Club is The Gathering Place
on the Friday evening before the 113th 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 26th 2022   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 113th 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!

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

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  113th Mackinac Awards Ceremony
Presented by Wintrust

Tuesday July 26th 2022 in The Grand Hotel Tea Garden
14:00 - 18:00 *Island Time* EDT

Sailors Party Tuesday July 26th 2022 in
The Grand Hotel Tea Garden
Tickets required

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

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Historical Events   Historical Events   Historical Events   Historical Events   Historical Events  

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.

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

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