Rainbow Regatta Chicago

mission

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Connecting the LGBTQ community and its allies through fundraising and awareness events; and promoting equality through sailing.

About Us

Rainbow Regatta Chicago

Is a casual sailboat regatta that is governed by US Sailing rules and regulations, and will follow PHRF ratings. It is open to all sailors and  encourages those interested in sailing to join. It aims to be a fun evening on the water that builds friendships, encourages equality, and has a vibrant after party. 

We will be donating proceeds from the race to the following organizations:


Rainbow Railroad - "Helps LGBT people escape state-sponsored violence."


Chicago House - "Serves individuals and families who are disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ marginalization, poverty, homelessness, and/or gender nonconformity by providing housing, employment services, medical linkage and retention services, HIV prevention services, legal services, and other supportive programs."


For more information click the links below.

Rainbow Railroad

Donate

Can't attend the race but want to support it? NO donation is too small! 

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

schedule

Friday Aug.9 2019

6:30p

Belmont Yacht Club

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Friday Aug.9 2019

                        Send Off

6:30p

Belmont Yacht Club

*course subject to change check for updates*

7:30p

Race is Aprx. 9 NM.

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*course subject to change check for updates*

  1. Belmont buoy to Port
  2. Round Wilson Crib to starboard
  3. Round Harrison-Dever Crib to starboard.
  4. Belmont buoy to port. 


7:30p

Race is Aprx. 9 NM.

Race Party

7:00p - Midnight

Belmont Yacht Club

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Race Party

                         

Light food, mixers, and cups of ice for sale. BYOB, or WIN something fun in a game! 

Dock Disco pre recorded especially for this event by legendary DJ Robbie Leslie!

LIMITED FREE dockage available to participants please call Belmont Harbor Master at 312.742.7673.

7:00p - Midnight

Belmont Yacht Club

Music

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Dock tunes for tonight's event have been pre-created for us by legendary DJ Robbie Leslie.

registration

Register HERE for the race!

CASRA regatta

Ready to register for the regatta? GREAT click above!

Skippers Willing to Teach

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Skippers, want your boats photo featured on the site? Volunteer to teach some landlubbars and you can! click above to let us know!  

Learn to Crew

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 Ready for an adventure with some new friends out on the water? SUPER! Click above and fill this out! We'll match you with a boat needing some cool crew! no experience?.. NO problem!

boats willing to teach

7th Heaven

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1968 McGlassen Islander 29

Owned by: Charles Szymanski 

Aldonza

Beneteau Oceanis 38 owned by Jim DeYoung

Beneteau Oceanis 38 

Owned by: Jim DeYoung



Zella

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 1985 C&C 35-3

Owned by: Luke & Laura Wolbrink 

sponsoring clubs

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sponsors

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