The Chicago Yachting Association has been serving and supporting the Chicago boating community for over 50 years. We are a non-profit organization of Chicago Area yacht clubs and other groups with marine interests in the metropolitan area that come together to provide a forum for issues involving the marine community. We strive for public-private partnerships that support all things affecting the recreational boating community in the greater Chicago area.


CYA has close working relationships with the US Coast Guard, the Chicago Police Marine Unit, the Chicago Fire Department, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Through these relationships and others, CYA strives to keep all area boating enthusiasts informed and up-to-date on marine topics, events and social opportunities. Through our committees, we are able to speak for multiple marine interests to help find common ground for the benefit of the boating community. CYA representation at the local, state and national levels helps keep area boaters abreast of all topics that impact them.