On Saturday & Sunday, August 24 & 25, 2019, the Chicago Yacht Club will again host the Verve Cup Inshore Regatta at its conveniently located Belmont Station. Identical One-Design classes will compete for two days to determine which boat has the best skipper, crew and preparation.

 

The Chicago Yacht Club will host Chicagoland's most popular inshore regatta at its conveniently located Belmont Station. Identical One-Design classes will compete for two days (Saturday and Sunday) to determine which boat has the best skipper, crew and preparation. Chicago Yacht Club members are again looking forward to hosting fleets of Etchells, Vipers, Star, Luders 16, Sonars, J/24s, Shields, Colgate 26s, Rhodes 19, Solings and J/70s this year.

We are thrilled to be hosting the J/70 Great Lakes Championship this year during the Verve Inshore. Racing will take place on Friday through Sunday for the J/70 fleet.

Remember, fleets only need five boats registered to participate and have their own starts. So mobilize your class today and sign up for some fantastic racing!

Each year the Verve Cup seems to get bigger and better, and the Chicago Yacht Club is working feverishly to assure that this year’s Verve Cup Inshore again will have the best One-Design sailing around. Our venue features optimal late summer breezes, competitive racing, and the best race committee on the water. The Verve Cup Inshore delivers outstanding racing with parties held at the conclusion of both day's racing. Big name sponsors providing premium swag and generous free pours turn the evening party into a real blast. Get on-board for the Verve Cup Inshore, the best One-Design Sailing event in the Midwest!

We hope to see everyone on the water soon.

 

2019 Race Documents will be available soon!

 

We look forward to seeing you at the Chicago Yacht Club in 2019!

 

2018 Inshore Podium Finishes:

Circle A Racing

J/70

  1. USA 390 ✶ Berteau Group ✶ Mark & Sarah Renz

  2. USA 326 ✶ Aquaholics ✶ Martin Johnsson

  3. USA 230 ✶ Rip Rullah ✶ Bob Willis

Etchells

  1. USA 1456 ✶ Freedom ✶ Donald Mense

  2. USA 1398 ✶ Firing Line ✶ Bruce Burton

  3. USA 1301 ✶ Mary Ann ✶ Peter Shumaker

J/24

  1. USA 4242 ✶ Motorhome ✶ Joshua Bone

  2. USA 2607 ✶ Don’t Panic ✶ Richard Graef

  3. USA 1400 ✶ Bork! Bork! Bork! ✶ Cory Huseby


Circle B Racing

Sonar

  1. USA BAX ✶ Beef Jerky ✶ Amy Baxter

  2. GBR 1 ✶ Boaty McBoatface II ✶ Luke LeCoche

  3. USA SCH ✶ Beware of the Rental ✶ John Schellenbach

Colgate 26

  1. USA 342 ✶ Cretin Hop ✶ Michael Leslie

  2. USA 266 ✶ Columbia Sailing School ✶ ColYC

  3. USA 37 ✶ Windhorse ✶ Adam Collins


DF 65 Racing

  1. USA 65 ✶ Hal 9000 ✶ Val Smith

  2. USA 980 ✶ Brass Monkey 2 Electric Bugaloo ✶ Michael Frerker

  3. USA 96 ✶ Bluehho ✶ Daniel Burns

  4. USA 92 ✶ 92 ✶ Bart Heimlich

  5. USA 336 ✶ Taipan ✶ Lloyd Karzen