Chicago COLORS Regatta

The annual regatta that marks the start of the offshore sailing season in Chicago on Lake Michigan is Columbia Yacht Club’s Skyway Yacht Works Colors Regatta. Depending on weather and fleets, most boats sailed three to four races over the weekend in the challenging weather conditions. A familiar face was at the top of the leaderboard on Sunday afternoon in the J/105 fleet of eight boats. Clark Pellet’s SEALARK won with straight bullets, while Mike Sheppard’s FLYING PIG was second, Bob Amos’ SOUTHBOUND was third, Gyt Petkus’ VYTIS was fourth and Vanessa Gates’ STRIKING was fifth. For more COLORS Regatta information, visit

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