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Chicago Yacht Club – Race to Mackinac – July 21 – 24, 2018

Chicago Yacht Club - Race to Mackinac

Sailors from 15 different U.S. states as well as Ontario, Switzerland, and as far off as Hong Kong, are preparing for the race of a lifetime – the 333 mile Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, presented by Wintrust.

The Mac, as it is affectionately known, kicks off Saturday, July 21, 2018 with 3,000 sailors competing in this world-class sporting event. Although The Mac remains primarily an amateur event, this race has a proven track record of attracting some of the finest sailing talent in the sport.

The Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac is the longest, annual freshwater sailing race in the world. It takes place on Lake Michigan.

Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Quicklinks: (Look for updates as racetime approaches)

Race to Mackinac – FAQ – Basic questions (and answers) about the race

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Online Race Tracking – 2018

Mackinac Bridge Call-Ins Page (Keeps track of boats that have passed the bridge)

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Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Facebook Page
Follow the Race to Mackinac Via Twitter
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Monday Afternoon Live Drone Coverage of the Finish Line of the 2018 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac

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Il Mostro First To Finish in the 2018 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac

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Chicago Yacht Club – Race to Mackinac On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Chicago Yacht Club – Race to Mackinac Page On Facebook.

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Thursday June 13th, 2019 - 11:03 am

Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac

Don't Miss Out! The late entry deadline for the 111th #CYCRTM is June 15, 2019. This is your last date to complete all steps laid out in the NOR and still compete in #AmericasOffshoreChallenge

Click here for the NOR and other race documents: bit.ly/racedocuments

📷 Lou Sandoval and Maciek Wszelaki
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That's the Defiance, j/v 66', USA 52575.

Thursday May 30th, 2019 - 8:00 am

Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac

We agree! "White Shoal is a sailor's beacon and an invitation to the Straits."

#CYCRTM competitors take note: As you reach the Straits of Mackinac this year, White Shoal Light will be preparing to open its doors to the public for the first time in its 109 year history.

Thank you and good luck to the White Shoal Light Historical Preservation Society

#AmericasOffshoreChallengeThis year as "The Mac" racers reach the Straits of Mackinac, you will see lots of activity going on at White Shoal Light as we get ready to open our doors to the public for the first time in her 109 year history. Opening day will be July 19th and we are calling this Veterans Day when we welcome back former White Shoal Coast Guard veterans and their families as well as families of former lighthouse keepers. The summer of 2019 will be an opportunity for the public to get a tour inside the structure to see the work we have ahead in the restoration and preservation of this amazing and iconic Lake Michigan lighthouse. If interested in a tour while in the Mackinac area, please see our website www.preservewhiteshoal.org or PM us on our Facebook page with your inquiry.

On behalf of White Shoal Light Historical Preservation Society, we wish you "fair winds and following seas"! We will be cheering you on from our front row seat on the crib, the balcony, the parapet and lantern room! #CYCRTM #AmericasOffshoreChallenge

(Photo courtesy of White Shoal fan, Peg McElmurry-Davis, who says, "White Shoal is a sailor's beacon and an invitation to the Straits.")
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We agree! White Shoal is a sailors beacon and an invitation to the Straits. 

#CYCRTM competitors take note: As you reach the Straits of Mackinac this year, White Shoal Light will be preparing to open its doors to the public for the first time in its 109 year history. 

Thank you and good luck to the White Shoal Light Historical Preservation Society 

#AmericasOffshoreChallenge

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I’d love to tour the lighthouse. I have been by it many times, usually around dawn as we set up for a run down the straits.

Thanks to The Chicago Yacht Club from White Shoal Light Historical Preservation Society!

Tuesday May 28th, 2019 - 5:51 pm

Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac

#CYCRTM adds new custom rating option for 2019
Learn more: bit.ly/windmix

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I think this almost guarantees a full downwind spinnaker run for 19 and 20

Jack Howard

Hypothetically what would the results be from the 2017 and 2018 Mac races if calculated using the new upwind ratings?

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Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac – Photos via Instagram

Here are the latest photos of Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac via instagram. If you have an instagram photo to share of Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac, tag it with #cycrtm and your photos will appear in the photo stream below.

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Chicago Yacht Club – Race to Mackinac Photo Gallery (Click on photos for slideshow view)
 

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