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Storm Surge High Lake Michigan Water Levels 2020
April 8, 2020 (UPDATED Friday, May 22ND)

Lake Superior’s June 5th forecasted level is 6-inches lower than it was a year ago, while the June 5th forecasted levels for Lakes Michigan-Huron, St. Clair, and Erie are 7-, 2-, and 1-inches, respectively higher than last year’s level. Lake Ontario’s predicted level for June 5th is 23-inches below what it was at this time last year. The projected June 5th level for Lake Michigan-Huron is . . . 

News & Events

Skyway Yacht Works 2020 Colors Regatta
JUNE 6–7, 2020 — CANCELLED

The COLORS Regatta, sponsored by Skyway Yacht Works, is Columbia Yacht Club's One-Level Offshore Racing Series and has been Chicago’s shake-the-sheets event on Lake Michigan since 1995! COLORS has been cancelled / postponed—read more . . .

Skyway Yacht Works Dash to the Dock

The 7th Annual Skyway Yacht Works Dash to the Dock Regatta is set for Saturday, May 9! This is the annual start of the season and an event aimed at getting people out of the yard and into the harbor. This year’s event features breakfast at 8am and an 11am harbor start from the yard. 

Skyway Yacht Works Goes Green-er!
MARCH 23, 2020 (UPDATED MAY 23rd)

On March 21st it was announced that all docks, boat storage facilities, parking lots, launch ramps, and other harbor properties will be closed to the public in accordance with Governor Pritzker’s “stay-at-home” order and the resulting Chicago Park District closures. We are monitoring updates and recommendations from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), WHO (World Health Organization), and CDPH (Chicago Department of Public Health) regarding the spread of COVID-19. READ MORE ABOUT CHICAGO HARBOR CLOSURES . . .

Skyway Yacht Works Goes Green-er!
MARCH 17, 2020

For years Skyway has been focused on being environmentally conscious, and with all sorts of new products coming on the market, Skyway is getting green-er! 

Skyway Yacht Works Gumbo Days

Come visit Skyway Yacht Works at Gumbo Day on Saturday, April 11th between 10 am and 2 pm for some gumbo! In addition to experts giving out advice and answering questions—new this year is the 1st Annual Skyway Yacht Works Yard Sale! Here's a preview . . .


CASRA (Chicago Area Sail Racing Association) has announced its 2020 Race Schedule. CASRA is an organization comprised of a group of five Chicago-area yacht clubs — Burnham Park Yacht Club, Chicago Yacht Club, Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club, Columbia Yacht Club, and Jackson Park Yacht Club. Events through June 19th are cancelled or postponed—read more...


Located in the heart of Chicago, Navy Pier will be opening an only all-transient marina that brings world-class amenities, service, dining, shopping & entertainment directly to Lake Michigan’s boating community in 2021. 

February–MARCH, 2020 — CANCELLED

North U has announced its spring series of Sail Trim/Boat Speed and Racing Tactics Seminars to sharpen sailor's skills before their next regatta. When your boat handling is second nature and your boat speed second to none, then tactics will win you races.

JANUARY 8–12, 2020

Visit Skyway Yacht Works at the 2020 Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show at McCormick Place, Wednesday, January 8 thru Sunday, January 12! Skyway will be located in Booth A703. Stop by for boat show pricing on select products and chances to win!

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