Launch!

Chicago Sea Scout Spring Benefit 2017

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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 28, 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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Ticket Options

  • Crew
  • $125
  • Includes one ticket for individual sailors to come aboard and revel with other crew members.
  • 1 Ticket
  • Commodore
  • $1250
  • Bring the whole fleet with this 10-ticket package. Includes $250 Auction Bucks good toward the silent auction.
  • 10 Tickets
  • $250 Auction Bucks
  • Boat Pass
  • $600
  • Bring a small party with this 6-ticket package.
  • 6 Tickets
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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

  • John Botich
    Commodore, Hammond Yacht Club
  • Casey Chlebek
    Commodore, Chicago Yachting Association
  • Grant Crowley
  • Darryl Davis
    Commodore, Museum Shores Yacht Club
  • Dwayne Digby
    Commodore, Southern Shore Yacht Club
  • Steve Fink
    Commodore, Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club
  • Fran Finn
    Commodore, Calumet Yacht Club
  • Gregory Golabek
    Commodore, Joseph Conrad Yacht Club
  • Scott Gordon
    Commodore, Burnham Park Yacht Club
  • Karen Harris
    Commodore, Jackson Park Yacht Club
  • Craig Horton
    Commodore, Columbia Yacht Club
  • Matt Howard
  • Adam Karras
    Commodore, Diversey Yacht Club
  • Barry Lewis
    Commodore, Belmont Yacht Club
  • Pinnacle Foundation
  • Leif Sigmond, Jr.
    Commodore, Chicago Yacht Club

Planning Committee


  • Tim Harrington
    Sea Scout Commodore
  • Cedric Bodley
    Sea Scout Executive
  • Russ Salzman
    Event Chair
  • Sue Harrison
  • Kelly O'Brien
  • Catherine Van Dorpe

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