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2015 —

To Sailing magazine —No 'FAME' was not found along a highway towards Michigan lying in a ditch! This was the story American's Cup, Dennis Connors told Sailing magazine two years ago...Pam Rice discovered this descrepancy and sent a letter was sent to the publisher and editor.

Stan Hill, Jim Lett, and past owner, Mike, Jack Lyle and Carl Botts took FAME on one of its last sails. NOTE: Some club members made an offer to jointly buy FAME.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JPYC LOAN PROGRAM We have all sorts of fun options for you at the Club. If you're interested in borrowing the kayaks, Flying J's, bikes or Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP), come by the office to speak with the Steward or Coordinator. Everyone (including guests) must fill out a new 2015 Liability Form and get on the equipment schedule. Remember safety comes first. Wear a life vest whenever you're on or around the water or a bicycle helmet when riding a bike.

JPYC Members Sign Up to Sail to Cuba!

Club Tries a New Venue — OBYSS ENTERTAINS EVERY SUNDAY Afternoon.

New Lockers for the Club

Member Kathy King and her 'green- thumb' committee has been working tirelessly throughout the spring to bring life to the JPYC grounds.

Captain David Ward of 'Unknown Lady2' — Places 5th Place in Section on the 2015 Chicago to Mackinaw Race

Chill Out Fund — Commodore Jim Webb collected for our Club to have central air. Already donated: Sea Scouts, Dick Baumann, Jim Lett, Chad King, Matthieu Caffrey, Dave Ward, Dave C, Ted Graves, Pam Rice, Anne Marie Miles, Marlon Harvey, Don Allen, Dave Dobbs, Dennis Hansen and Anonymous.


JPYC purchases twelve(12) BUGS for the new Junior Saiing Program

JPYC History — Present

CHICAGO, IL 41.46.50 | 87.34.42

JACKSON PARK YACHT CLUB

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Dolores (the Whaler) gets a make-over to participate in the America's Cup hosted by Chicago.

 

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NOTE: ADDITION OF JPYC HISTORY IS ONGOING

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6400 South Promontory Drive

Chicago, Illinois 60649

41.46.50 | 87.34.42

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2017—

JPYC's Opening season had a very unfortunate start. Past Commodore James 'Jimmy' Webb fell to his death from the roof of the club while members were preparing the club for our Opening Day ceremonies. It was a great lost to JPYC and a blanket of sorrow cover the season. Jimmy was the third generation of his family involved in JPYC.

The Jimmy Webb Sailing Scholarship Fund was formed to assist young sailors in the community to learn to sail.

Jimmy Webb was also credited in proposing the Jackson Park Outer and Inner Habor configuration that conincided with the Obama Library and the proposed PGA Golf Course to replace both Jackson Park Golf Course and the South Shore Golf Course.

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Current configuration

Proposed configuration

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Kim Webb (front) Gabby Wright, and her mother Joanie Wright.

First Jimmy Webb Junior S ailing Program Scholarship Recipient

Commodore Karen Harris presents New “JPYC Crew U” Sailing Program for 2018

In the spring of 2018, JPYC will launch JPYC Crew U -- a series of 4 weeks of classroom-based sailing lessons for beginning adults sailors. These classes will introduce beginner adult sailors to the world of sailing including terminology, anatomy of a boat, points of sail, knots, tacking and jibing, navigational aids and safety.

 

Inaugural Chicago Junior Race Week

2017 was the inaugural year for the Chicago Junior Race Week (CJRW). JPYC, in collaboration with Chicago Yacht Club, Burnham Park Yacht Club, Columbia Yacht Club and Corinthian Yacht Club, organized CJRW which was also sponsored by Harken. 125 boats, from Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Colorado, Maryland and St. Thomas, entered the 3-day regatta which included a distance race, called the “Mini Mac” and buoy races for all levels. JPYC hosted the Green/Beginner fleet in its harbor. This annual event is expected to grow and become one of the premium junior racing events in the Midwest

2016—

The club honors past Commodore Stanley Gratt and Commodore Frank Garner at Opening Day Ceremony

 

 

Captain David Ward Fouth in Section 8

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The only black captains in the Chicago-Mackinaw Race 2017 - Finished AND Placed!

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'Safety at Sea Seminar' touted as The Best The 'Safety at Sea Seminar' hosted by the Chicago Yacht Club was by declaration by Commodore Webb and Dennis Hansen as the best seminar they have ever taken. The seminar was moderated by Brian Adams, an experienced Mac racer from Milwaukee. This daylong seminar was intended for racers or offshore cruisers and focuses on topics of offshore safety including emergency communications; man overboard prevention and recovery; personal safety gear; offshore weather and condi- tions; and other topics of offshore safety.

NOTE: ADDITION OF JPYC HISTORY IS ONGOING

NOTE: ADDITION OF JPYC HISTORY IS ONGOING

Commodore Karen Harris Insititues a re-vamp of the JPYC website

Harris Calls for update of JPYC Online History

The Bridge, the Board and members have been actively meeting with officials from the Obama Foundation and other groups involved in the development of the Obama Presidential Center and the re-development of the Jackson Park golf course.

Harris starts a campaign to recruit sponsorships for the new Junior Saiing Program

 

Member Marlon Harvey, founder of the Gold Star Sailing Regatta®, Brings Community Involvement

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