The Burnham Park Yacht Club is situated in the Museum Campus of Chicago’s lakefront and is located on Northerly Island which forms the Eastern shore of Burnham Harbor, the most sheltered harbor in Chicago.

Since it’s incorporation on September 14, 1938, BPYC has represented more than a building and grounds to serve its members, it has served as a connection between men and women who have worked for over eighty years to promote the knowledge and enjoyment of yachting in Chicago.


Founded in 1938 just four years after, and on the site of, the Chicago’s World Fair, the club was begun by a group of local dinghy builders with a mooring location in the harbor.

In the 80+ years since, the club and it’s facilities have grown, while it’s members have continued to promote boating in Chicago.


Interested in being more involved with the boating community? The Burnham Park Yacht Club welcomes all membership inquiries. There are several membership categories available ranging from Regular memberships to and including Social memberships. One does not have to be a boat owner in order to qualify for membership in the club.


Show your club pride around the harbor and beyond with some BPYC gear.

Makes a great gift, or treat yourself! All proceeds from our shop go to our Auxiliary club to update the club and host events throughout the season.