The Offshore Fleet at CCYC is an active, friendly group of sailors with over 70 member boats ranging in length from 20-to-50 feet. This includes a wide variety of skill levels, from beginners to national champions, and the fleet welcomes all keel boats regardless of age. The fleet is committed to providing high-quality club racing within the unique experience of competitive sailing on Lake Michigan.

There is a full range of race and regatta events, including Wednesday night buoy Wednesday Evening Series races, the Wednesday Pursuit Series, with staggered start times based on PHRF handicap,  Chicago Area Sail Racing Association (CASRA) Buoy, Distance and Casual racing, and weekend club racing. The inclusion of both one-design and Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF) boats, a variety of courses, and close quarter competition ensures a lot of action, excitement, and fun, all while learning to sail with a boatload of new friends.

Most importantly, new skippers and crew receive an abundance of guidance as well as support from current fleet members. The frequent social gatherings also enhance rapport within the fleet. So come out and sail with one of the largest PHRF fleets in the Chicago area, or just come crew and try it out!

REMINDER:  If you do not sign up and do your RC Duty assignment, you will not be scored.

  • Fleet Membership Info
    • Offshore membership dues are $30.00 annually. These are paid separately from membership dues to CCYC,  For 2019 there are two ways to pay, if you are a RailMeets user you can pay with a credit card at Use your regular RailMeets login ID and password more instructions below.  For those of you that want to pay with a check please complete a 2019 Offshore Fleet Application and make checks payable to CCYC Offshore Fleet.

      Mail to:  
      CCYC Offshore Fleet
      c/o Steven Fink
      5151 W. Jerome
      Skokie, IL 60077

      New RailMeets users: To get yourself an account go to You can create an account using Google, Facebook or traditional email and password. Once you have the account and logged in, you will have automatically joined CCYC.

      Existing RailMeets users: Make sure you follow CCYC on RailMeets:  Log in either via Facebook or Google or email and password.

      All users -  Pay your offshore fleet dues: Make sure you complete the above.  From the Dashboard click on “My Dues” or shortcut .  From there you can select 2019 Offshore Fleet dues and complete the form. The system uses Stripe to securely process your credit card, no card information is stored on RailMeets.

      All users - Sign up for RC duty:Make sure you complete the above.  From the Dashboard click on “My Signups” or go to Next to your boat(s) you will see a new column labeled CCYC.  Pick your date and select the check mark to let the RC know that you are available to do your duty.

      Running into Trouble? If you do not see the CCYC Offshore fleet dues or missing the CCYC column in your signups, make sure that you are affiliated with CCYC. To check, click on the top right silhouette (or your picture) and then the “My Clubs” button. You will see a list of all the clubs you are affiliated with. Click on “Request to join CCYC” and a CCYC fleet admin will approve you.If all else fails, you can always contact John or Marco at RailMeets via or
  • Fleet Rules
  • Fleet Events
    • Wednesday Evening Buoy Races: 60+ boats in six sections, including T-10 one design

      CASRA sponsored racing

      Weekend club racing with a civilized 12:55 PM warning gun.

      Distance racing throughout the summer

  • Contact Us
    • Come join us! We are one of the largest offshore PHRF fleets in the area and growing.

      Chuck Fogel - Fleet Captain