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Saturday, November 04, 2017
2017 Mac Awards Celebration
06:30 PM - 11:30 PM
To make a reservation,
or call 312-861-7777
CYC Monroe Station
400 E Monroe Street
Chicago, IL , 60603
Please join us for the 2017 Mac Awards Celebration on November 4
The Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Committee invites you to the 2017 Race to Mackinac Awards Celebration on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at CYC’s Monroe Station. Please join us to toast the teams, trophies and traditions of the 109th Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust.
Open House: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Awards Presentation: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Après Party: 8:30 p.m. onward
Heavy appetizers and cocktails
Dance and mingle
On behalf of Chicago Yacht Club and the Race to Mackinac Organizing Committee, we look forward to celebrating your successes in the 2017 Race to Mackinac. If you are a part of our annual sailing race in any way, come share your stories as this is an event you won’t want to miss.
To make a reservation,
or call 312-861-7777. A list of frequently asked questions is below.
Please note: Tickets are limited. Please do not miss the opportunity to attend this event; make your reservation today. 72-hour notice required for cancellations.
2017 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Awards Celebration Frequently Asked Questions
When and where is the event?
Saturday, November 4, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Monroe Station. The club is located at 400 E. Monroe Chicago, IL 60603 (Monroe Street and Lake Shore Drive).
Where do I park?
The Club will offer discounted parking vouchers (available at the front desk) for guests in the Lakeside Garage across the street from Monroe Station. Enter on Columbus Drive between Monroe and Randolph streets.
Can I invite my crew and other guests?
Absolutely. But please, no children under 12. We encourage you to make reservations as soon as possible as space will be limited.
Will there be a sit-down dinner?
While there will be tables, the evening is more of an open house. Food will be served in a station buffet with ample beverages of your choice. This format allows guests to walk around and take photos with trophies and friends. The presentation will be held from the stage with professional photographers, and winners will have their own area for photos with their plaques and burgees. The event will culminate in an after party with music.
How do I make reservations?
The best way is online, via
this paypal link
Alternatively you may call the Chicago Yacht Club front desk at 312-861-7777. CYC members may use their member charge. All other guests must pay with a Visa or MasterCard via PayPal.
What is the reservation deadline?
The early rate of $68 is good through October 16. From October 17 through November 3, tickets will be $85. If available, tickets at the door will be $100 per person. Remember that tickets are sold first-come, first-served. Tickets are limited and the event will sell out, so please act quickly to buy your tickets.
Can I pay for my crew?
Yes, we recommend streamlining your RSVPs through one person to make sure you don't miss anyone.
What is the dress code?
This is a semi-formal event. Most men wear a jacket and tie, and most women prefer a dress or other appropriate outfit.
I have special dietary needs. Can I be accommodated?
There will be ample selections, including a variety of options for vegetarians.
Is there an open bar?
You will have some drink tickets included in the overall ticket. Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase.
I placed in this year's race. Will I receive a trophy at this event?
If you are an invited competitor who placed in the race, trophies are available for your team. Your skipper should place the order by October 10 by emailing Don Glasell at
I didn't place in this year's race. Can I still attend?
Yes, we would love to have you join us!
What about the trophy hug?
If you are a trophy winner, you will receive a separate email with details about "The Hug" in a week or so.
I'm traveling from out of town. Where should I stay?
If you are a current member of US Sailing, please access their website and sign in to access member discounts with Hilton Hotels. There are a number of discounted options within walking distance of CYC - Monroe Station.
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