Presented by Wintrust and hosted by the Chicago Yacht Club, the Chicago Regatta is focused on raising funds for kids at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, SOS Children's Villages Illinois, and the Chicago Yacht Club Foundation.
The event includes buoy racing and a distance race for true competitors, a casual race for cruising boats, a fun poker run for power boats, and an epic M-32 class catamaran match race for the Pros – all set along Chicago's magnificent lakefront. Racers, powerboaters, and landlubbers alike are invited to the Chicago Rockin' Regatta Party, which follows Saturday evening at Chicago Yacht Club, Monroe Station. The dance floor on the club's patio will be thumping to the electric blues and soul of the Blue Roots featuring Chicago prodigy Brian Lupo on guitar, Rob Waters of Lonny Brooks Band fame on the keys, and as special guest, Blues Hall of Famer Sam Cockrell on bass.
Overall winners of the Chicago Regatta will have their names inscribed on the prestigious Chicago Regatta Trophy, presented by the Pinnacle Foundation. Other awards will be presented as well. Silent auction items will be available at the event.