One of the largest course-racing events in North America, the Verve Cup Offshore has developed into a world-class regatta attracting many national and international competitors. Annually, this 3-day sailing event hosts well over 100 yachts to our beautiful Chicago lakefront and skyline.

 

On Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 9, 10 & 11, 2019, the Chicago Yacht Club will host the 28th annual Verve Cup Offshore Regatta. This event will feature three days of offshore buoy racing and a separate Saturday distance race. Annually, this event hosts over 100 yachts ranging in size from 25-70 feet, and carry crews from 4-20 racers. During this regatta, the Chicago Yacht Club looks forward to welcoming more than 2,000 racers, family members and friends to its award-winning lakefront Monroe Station Clubhouse.

For the 3-day regatta, boats will sail either in a handicap section or in a one-design section. Brag flags and prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each section. The winner in what is determined by formula to be the most competitive section, “The Elite Fleet,” will be awarded the perpetual Verve Cup Trophy. The Verve Cup trophy dates back to 1893 and is the Chicago Yacht Club’s oldest trophy.

Likewise, for the Saturday, August 10, 2019, Distance Race, brag flags and prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each of the four handicap sections and the first place winner in the fleet determined by handicap will be awarded the 8 Mile Buoy Trophy.

Food, beverage and music will be provided during each evening’s festivities in the Race Village at Monroe Station, and the Sundowner Party will be held on Saturday, August 10. Members and non-members, crews, families and friends may utilize all the food and beverage amenities of the Chicago Yacht Club for breakfast, lunch and dinner during this three day festival including bar service, BBQ offerings, al fresco dining and inside dining with a relaxed dress code. Please come to race and stay to enjoy our wonderful views and dining experiences.

The Verve Cup Distance Race Awards will be given out during the Saturday Sundowner Party, and the three day Verve Cup Regatta Awards, including the Verve Cup Overall winner, will be given out during the Sunday Awards Party.

 

2018 Offshore Podium Finishes:

Blue Circle Racing

J/88 North American Championship

  1. USA 27 ✶ Hijinks ✶ Laura Weyler

  2. USA 21 ✶ Banter ✶ Ben Marden

  3. USA 35 ✶Yonder ✶ Douglas Newhouse

Farr 40

  1. USA 60059 ✶ Plenty ✶ Alex Roepers

  2. ITA 29141 ✶ Enfant Terrible ✶ Alberto Rossi

  3. USA 60002 ✶ Flash Gordon ✶ Helmut & Evan Jahn


Red Circle Racing

J/109

  1. USA 368 ✶ Callisto ✶ Jim Murray

  2. USA 310 ✶ Blackfin ✶ Keith Eickenberg

  3. USA 270 ✶ Vanda ✶ Jack & Jim Toliver

Beneteau 40.7

  1. USA 404 ✶ Mojo ✶ Gary Powell/Scot Ruhlander

  2. USA 51377 ✶ Vayu ✶ Ron Buzil

  3. GER 1979 ✶ Turning Point ✶ David Hardy

J/111

  1. USA 47 ✶ Rowdy ✶ Richard Witzel

  2. USA 115 ✶ Skeleton Key ✶ Peter Wagner

  3. USA 90 ✶ Utah ✶ Bradley Faber

ORR 1

  1. USA 8955 ✶ Merlin ✶ Chip Merlin

  2. USA 38006 ✶ Eagle ✶ Shawn & Jerry O’Neill

  3. USA 46892 ✶ Skye ✶ Jeff & Jane Hoswell


White Circle Racing

J/105

  1. USA 673 ✶ The Asylum ✶ Jon Weglarz

  2. USA 104 ✶ Vytis ✶ Cyt Petkus

  3. USA 349 ✶ Sealark ✶ Clark Pellett

Beneteau 36.7

  1. USA 1313 ✶ Program ✶ Earle & Kara Atwater

  2. USA 235 ✶ Tequila Mockingbird ✶ Chris Duhon

  3. USA 60310 ✶ Soulshine ✶ Jarrett Altmin

Tartan 10

  1. USA 408 ✶ Convergence ✶ Don Wilson

  2. USA 30475 ✶ Erica ✶ Brian Kaczor

  3. USA 404 ✶ Diamond Girl ✶ Amy & Rick Cermak

ORR 2

  1. USA 56810 ✶ Archimedes III ✶ Joe Hummel

  2. USA 42934 ✶ Erica ✶ Thomas Barnes

  3. USA 1300 ✶ Alpha Puppy ✶ Rick Stage

The Verve Cup Trophy

The Elite Fleet: Beneteau 36.7; and Overall Winner: USA 1313 ✶ Program Earle & Kara Atwater


Saturday Distance Race

ORR 1

  1. USA 35035 ✶ Dire Wolf ✶ Jeff Janicek

  2. USA 39530 ✶ Hiwassee ✶ Ian Fisher

  3. USA 60009 ✶ Badge ✶ Daniel Koules

PHRF

  1. USA 131 ✶ Lucy ✶ Jeremy Alexis

  2. USA 52039 ✶ Jahazi ✶ Frank Giampoli

  3. USA 50498 ✶ Big Meanie ✶ James Prendergast

ORR 2

  1. USA 16615 ✶ Eleven ✶ Gene McCarthy

  2. USA 97350 ✶ Free Agent ✶ Miles DePaepe

  3. USA 6649 ✶ Providence ✶ Jerry and Greg Miarecki

    Overall Winner - 8 Mile Trophy

    USA 16615 ✶ Eleven ✶ Gene McCarthy