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Visiting Yachtsmen

Columbia Yacht Club honors reciprocity with most registered yacht clubs outside a 35 mile radius of Chicago, IL. Visitors must register in the Purser's Office with letter of introduction, a current yacht club membership card and valid credit card. Visiting yachtsmen should also be prepared to produce a letter of good standing from their respective club. Letters should be sent ahead of time to assure access can be granted.  During some high volume times, access may be limited. 


Columbia Yacht Club's parking lot is limited to members only with license plates registered through an online system.  Visitors may park in DuSable Harbor parking lot directly adjacent to the member lot. 


Columbia Yacht Club maintains a casual dress code for most events and all areas on the Club Ship. Private events may specify a different dress code, whether formal, semi-formal, or costume. Shirt and shoes are required on all levels of the ship.


Transient dock space is available for visiting yachtsmen on the south-side of the ship in Monroe Harbor. Space is available at $3 per foot, per day. Please bear in mind that the Columbia's dock is vulnerable and unprotected from storms and strong winds from the southeast. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling Dock Staff at (312)938-3625 x126. Dock staff monitors UHF Channel 78.

Locker Rooms

Locker rooms for men and women are located on the Mezzanine Level of the Club Ship.