Launch!

Chicago Sea Scout Spring Benefit 2019

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Columbia Yacht Club111 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago (Map)

  • Open Bar
  • Great Food
  • Dancing
  • Silent Auction
  • Free Parking

Kick off the season under the stars in support of the Chicago Sea Scouts

Sea Scouts Logo

You’re invited to join the Chicago sailing and boating community on Friday, April 26, as we celebrate the start of the season at LAUNCH! the Chicago Sea Scouts annual Spring fundraising event. In addition to a memorable evening, you’ll enjoy 360° views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan aboard the historic Columbia Yacht Club Ship, Abegweit.

The Sea Scouts, a division of Boy Scouts of America, teaches teamwork and leadership skills by providing hands-on experience through its sailing programs, which are supported entirely through the generous donations of the Chicago sailing community. Over 150 youths participate in Chicago, sailing ships out of Montrose, Monroe and Jackson Park Harbors. All contributions go directly to the Sea Scouts. Auction gifts are tax deductible.


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For more information, contact:
Tim Harrington, Chicago Area Commodore: 773-315-3600 or barrchgo@aol.com

Honorary Committee


Edward B. Stein, Commodore Emeritus
Honorary Chair

  • Commodore John Botich Jr.
    HYC - Hammond Yacht Club
  • Commodore Darryl Davis
    MSYC - Museum Shores Yacht Club
  • Commodore Dwayne Digby
    SSYC - Southern Shore Yacht Club
  • Commodore Fran Finn
    CalYC - Calumet Yacht Club
  • Commodore Gregory Golabek
    JCYC - Joseph Conrad Yacht Club
  • Commodore Scott Gordon
    BPYC - Burnham Park Yacht Club
  • Commodore Karen Harris
    JPYC - Jackson Park Yacht Club
  • Commodore Craig Horton
    ColYC - Columbia Yacht Club
  • Commodore Lysa Hynes
    CCYC - Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club
  • Commodore Adam Karras
    DYC - Diversey Yacht Club
  • Commodore Leif Sigmond, Jr.
    CYC - Chicago Yacht Club
  • Commodore Sandra Smith
    CYA - Chicago Yachting Association
  • Commodore Catherine Van Dorpe
    BYC - Belmont Yacht Club

Planning Committee


  • Tim Harrington
    Sea Scout Commodore
  • Cedric Bodley
    Sea Scout Executive
  • Ty Washington
    Sea Scout Executive
  • Russ Salzman
  • Sue Harrison
  • Catherine Van Dorpe

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