Wintrust Named Presenting Sponsor of the 2015 Blind World & International Championship

Chicago-Yacht-Club-Point-of-Sale-System-Compromised-454742-2The Chicago Yacht Club is proud to announce that Wintrust has signed on as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2015 Blind World & International Championship being held September 10-13, for the first time in Chicago. Fifteen blind and visually impaired teams from around the world will be competing in this event.

“Wintrust is thrilled to sponsor the Blind World & International Championship being hosted at the Chicago Yacht Club,” said Matthew Doubleday, Senior Vice President, Marketing at Wintrust Financial Corporation. “As Chicago’s Bank, we are honored to be a part of this great international event taking place, for the first time, in our great city.”

Wintrust also serves as Presenting Sponsor of the Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac, and has also co-sponsored two of the Club’s annual philanthropic activities; the Power Fleet Special Needs Cruise and Cruise for the Visually Impaired. Those events benefit nearly 200 Chicagoland residents.

“We are delighted to have Wintrust as Presenting Sponsor of this important international event,” said Greg Miarecki, Commodore of the Chicago Yacht Club. “Wintrust is a key member of the Chicagoland community, and we look forward to another strong partnership and memorable event for the participants and community.”

Each team participating in the 2015 Blind World & International Championship has four crew members, two of whom are visually impaired. Racing will begin each day at 10:55 A.M.approximately 1.5 miles off of Belmont Harbor. Results and releases will be posted daily at


About the Chicago Yacht Club

The Chicago Yacht Club is one of the oldest and most respected yacht clubs in the world. Today, the club boasts a membership of nearly 1,500 boating enthusiasts and is one of the preeminent organizers of regattas, races and predicted-log events in the United States. Chicago Yacht Club has dedicated itself to promoting the sport and perpetuating the values of camaraderie and community since 1875. Learn more at

About Wintrust

Wintrust Financial Corporation a financial holding company with assets of more than $20 billion whose common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. Built on the “HAVE IT ALL” model, Wintrust offers sophisticated technology and resources of a large bank while focusing on providing service- based community banking to each and every customer. Wintrust operates fifteen community bank subsidiaries, now with over 150 banking locations located in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin market areas. Additionally, the Company operates various non-bank business units including one of the largest commercial insurance premium finance companies operating in the United States and Canada, a company providing short-term accounts receivable financing and value-added out-sourced administrative services to the temporary staffing services industry, a business unit engaging primarily in the origination and purchase of residential mortgages for sale into the secondary market throughout the United States, and companies providing wealth management services. Learn more at