We have an exciting racing season planned for 2019!

Wednesday Night Beer Can Racing begins May 22, 2019!

Sail Chicago members have the ability to signup for our  racing program for an additional $75 per season. This allows racing members access to the entire Wednesday night beer can racing program — a very cost-effective way of stretching your sailing dollar and honing your skills.

Sail Chicago’s racing program uses Colgate 26s and in certain situations Rhodes 19 sailboats. Both types of boats utilize a main, jib and spinnaker. Competition is between Sail Chicago boats as well as Columbia Yacht Club and sometimes a few private Colgate owners.

Racing experience is not required, some sailing experience is desired.

Prerequisite: Sail Chicago Member
Cost: $75 per season


In addition to the weekly Wednesday night “beer can” racing from May 22nd through late September, we also anticipate having a Sail Chicago presence at the larger regattas being offered in the Chicago area.

  • COLORS Regatta June 1-2, 2019

  • National Offshore One Design June 8-9, 2019

  • Verve Inshore late August

Sail Chicago is offering a discounted rate of $250 for each boat Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday during the Regattas. Regattas will be coordinated by but will be self-funded by those who choose to participate.

Questions about the Racing program? email danielcmaloney@gmail.com or hinz.adam@gmail.com