The Wilmette Harbor Club, located north of Chicago on Lake Michigan, includes a clubhouse with both indoor and outdoor dining, a gas dock, and mooring for several hundred boats. Since 1929 the Wilmette harbor's Sheridan Shore Yacht Club has hosted sailboat fleet racing during the summer months. Wilmette harbor is also home to the Sheridan Shore Sailing School for both adults and children.

Wilmette Harbor Club

To review the American register of yacht clubs online, follow the link and click on “Members Only”. Enter the WHC “User ID: and Password:” located on the bottom of your Reciprocal Courtesy Card 2018. Your card is in the April mailing from Hyde, along with your parking stickers. It’s always a great idea when traveling to hook up with a local Yacht Club! Remember some clubs have their own restrictions so check the club you plan to visit prior to casting off. For example, the Chicago Yacht Club does not honor our cards because of our proximity to their club. Lastly, don’t forget to bring your card for entry!

Yachting Club of America

Definition of Burgee

1 : a swallow-tailed flag used especially by ships for signals or identification

2 : the usually triangular identifying flag of a yacht club

Club Manager, Jeri Traub, can provide a Sheridan Shore Yacht Club burgee upon request for this purpose.  Approach the other Yacht Club lounge with your Sheridan Shore Yacht Club burgee and request an exchange. The idea is they place our flag in their lounge, and give us theirs to place in ours.  WHC member, Marlene Hines, is featured in the photo doing a burgee exchange.

“I had the opportunity during a recent visit to San Diego to exchange our burgee for a San Diego Yacht Club burgee. The first of more to come to decorate our new lounge.” - Marlene Hines

“Burgee.”, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2018.v