Founded in 1896, shortly after the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, the Jackson Park Yacht Club is one of the oldest yacht clubs in Chicago. The club is located in the Jackson Park outer harbor, across from the old U.S. Coast Guard Station, along the southern shores of Lake Michigan in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago.

To encourage and support a wide range of boating activities, and to provide and maintain a suitable clubhouse and associated facilities for the recreational and social use of its members.

The Jackson Park Yacht Club is a year-round private yacht club providing programs for its members, their families and their guests. JPYC supports and endorses boating, boating education and dining and provides social and recreational amenities that satisfy its membership. JPYC is family oriented and maintains an inviting atmosphere.
We encourage members to entertain their family, friends and associates at the clubhouse.

  • Promote open, attentive and responsive Bridge and club management.
  • Govern and manage the club in a manner that is fiscally responsible.
  • Employ superior professional club management and promote an environment where members will treat club employees with dignity and respect.
  • Maintain a continuous strategic planning process ensuring membership and management involvement that best meets the club’s vision.
  • Maintain a facility that meets the club’s needs for storing member boats, hosting regattas, and promoting its junior and adult programs of skill development and boating safety.
  • Maintain a full membership.
  • Support a volunteer committee structure and nurture candidates for the Bridge and Board.
  • Establish and nurture qualified reciprocal club relationships.
  • Promote JPYC sailors in local, national and international regattas.
  • Encourage and support active member participation in JPYC sponsored local and long distance cruising events.
  • Foster the Jackson Park Yacht Club Foundation.
  • Nurture relationships within the community


Join the Jackson Park Yacht Club to enjoy the many social events planned by the JPYC and all of the amenities our clubhouse offers.