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Lake Bluff Yacht Club


Upcoming Events

  • J Sheppard Jr and Sunfish Regional Regatta - Info and NOR - at LBYC Aug 15 - 16, 2020
  • Open Sailing Every Saturday - for LBYC members, each Saturday from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (except July 4th). Join other recreational sailors on the water while the beach crew monitors via beach or safetly boat. Use your own boat, or a club boat. (Life jackets required, weather permitting, its not a class, just an opportunity to get out on the water with others)
  • Sunfish Boat Spa Day - South Beach - June 27th - Satuday June 27th, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • LBYC is following CDC guidlines for COVID 19. Currently scheduled events may need to be updated.
  • Sailing Archive - previous racing results

Quick Links

Lake Bluff Yacht Club is located in Lake Bluff, Illinois along the shore of Lake Michigan north of Chicago.  This provides an excellent place to enjoy sailing and learn in many varied sailing conditions.

Our Activities include a Summer Sunfish racing series, Fall Sunfish racing series, annual Invitational Regatta, and host to several recent Sunfish Class Association Sunfish regattas including Women's North American Championship, Regional Sunfish Regattas, and various Junior Regattas. Our fleet racing occurs every Sunday afternoon from Memorial Day weekend through mid-October. more lbyc....

Mission Statement:  "The Lake Bluff Yacht Club will be a world class Sunfish sailing club providing the highest quality sailing programs, including racing instruction, family participation, social activities, and community involvement"

Membership consists of 130 families in Lake Bluff and the surrounding communities.

If you are an experienced racer but have not been active in a while, we have an easy way to get back into one-design competition. We have a collection of club boats and a friendly, experienced fleet of racers who also compete in other sailboat racing venues including the Chicago to Mackinac race.

Youth Sailing instruction is provided in partnership with the Lake Bluff Park District. Visit the Lake Bluff Park District website for more information.

Many Social events throughout the year provide both sailors and non-sailors with opportunities for fun and companionship.  Events include a Brunch on the Bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, and a Lobster Boil on the beach.

For questions on - Slot Assignments, Boat Compound Keys, Boat ID Tags, Boat Storage - contact Building & Grounds committee,, or use our 'contact us' page.

If you are interested in getting more involved in LBYC to help with Social activities or Sailing activities, send an email to our 'general' mailbox at, or use our 'contact us' page.