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The 112th Race to Mackinac is July 17th & 18th
Click the Link Below for Details!

Congratulations Mackinac Racers!

Official Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Site
See you on the Course

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Our 61st Spring Gala at CYC Belmont Station
Saturday    May 2nd     2020
Cocktails at 6:00     Dinner at 7:00
In Keeping with IGSS Traditions, Black Tie Preferred

   We gather at CYC Belmont Station to Induct New Goats and Present Special Awards.  The evening is Black Tie Preferred. Goats and their guests look forward to seeing their fellow Goats dressed in something other than Foulies.

A small amount of business is handled including the Election of New Flag Officers, but the real reasons to be there are for the presentation of the Fresh Water Award & The Fastest Goats to the Island, along with the Induction of our New Goats!


Cocktails at 6:00     Buffet Dinner at 7:00
Each Goat will each receive Two Complimentary Drinks...
This Year's Buffet Dinner features: Mixed Green Salad, Filet
with Balsamic Mushrooms & Horseradish Cream, Seared Salmon with
Lemon Herb Cream, Pan Seared Chicken Breast with Pesto Sauce,
Wild Rice Pilaf, Sautéed Mixed Vegetables and more...

Seating is Limited, so Reservations are Required!
Call the Club Directly 312-861-7777
Visa & MasterCard Accepted
from Non-Members

$50 per Person All Inclusive

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  Pre-Mackinac Race Cocktail Party at
Columbia Yacht Club

Friday July 17th 2020 6:30-8:00 p.m.

    The Upper Deck of Columbia Yacht Club is The Gathering Place
on the Friday evening before the 112th Mac Race.

In the past countless bottles of rum have been won and lost
due to wagers made at this event!

Festivities will run from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
As always, there will be Free hors d'oeuvers &
2 Complimentary Drink Tickets for Active Goats.
Hope to See You There!

Columbia Yacht Club will have a Buffet Dinner After Our Event. Make Reservations by calling 312-938-3625
Major Credit Cards Honored for Guests.

Click Here: To See Photos of Current & Past Events!

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Tuesday's Post-Mackinac Race Cocktail Party

On the Veranda of the Island House Hotel
Tuesday, July 21st 2020   1200-1330 Island Time EDT

    Tuesday afternoon following the race from 1200-1330 Island Time,
The Island Goats Cocktail Party is where to be.  

Members and their guest enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres
while sharing tall tales of the 112th Race to Mac. 

Sponsors' door prizes are given out,
followed by an official IGSS group photo. 

A New Island Goat & Mac Race Tradition!

The Boat Load of Goats Awards
2 Flags to be Awarded
One for the Most Goats On-Board &
One for the Highest Average Goat Years On-Board!
Click Here: To See Rules & Entry Info!
Entry Deadline is TBA...

Racers who have just completed their 25th race, and are
planning to join the IGSS, are encouraged to attend.

Be There for the Annual Island Goats Group Photo!

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  112th Mackinac Awards Ceremony
Presented by Wintrust

Tuesday July 21st 2020 in The Grand Hotel Tea Garden
14:00 - 18:00 *Island Time* EDT

Sailors Party Tuesday July 21st 2020 in
The Grand Hotel Tea Garden
Tickets required

Bars Hours will be open 14:00 - 18:00 *Island Time* EDT

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Annual Holiday Party at CYC Belmont Station
Will be filled with Glad Tidings and Joy!
Saturday December 7th 2019   6:00PM

Cocktails from 6:00PM - Buffet dinner starts at 7:30PM
Free Hors d'oeuvres
Two drinks for each Goat will be on us!

    'Tis the season, and we gather for some Holiday Cheer at CYC Monroe Station. The night begins with a lively cocktail hour, with complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres, followed by an optional buffet dinner in the Main Dining Room.

We'll announce the Fastest Goat to the Island and
we invite the 2019 Class of Island Goats to attend and
Enjoy the Camaraderie of the Society.

Candlelight Dinner
A candlelit dinner at CYC during
The Holidays is a Special Treat.

This Year's Buffet Dinner will be:
All included at $50.00 per person including tax and gratuity

Belmont Station   Belmont Station

Dinner Reservations REQUIRED!
* Call the Club Directly 312-861-7777 *
Non-Members can use a Credit Card.

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