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Chicago Yacht Club – Race to Mackinac – July 13 – 16, 2019

Chicago Yacht Club - Race to Mackinac

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 13, 2019 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 – 2019

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
Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Website

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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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Monday July 13th, 2020 - 10:46 am

Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac

It's not a mirage.... that's a lot of denim. The crew of the Santa Cruz 70, Mirage, looking sharp before the start of the 1999 #cycrtm.

Have some stellar crew shots from over the years? Let's see what you've got this week. Post it with your boat name, year, and #ThrowbackMac so we can share.

#FlashbackFriday #throwbackmac #AmericasOffshoreChallenge
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Its not a mirage.... thats a lot of denim. The crew of the Santa Cruz 70, Mirage, looking sharp before the start of the 1999 #CYCRTM. 

Have some stellar crew shots from over the years? Lets see what youve got this week. Post it with your boat name, year, and #ThrowbackMac so we can share.  

#FlashbackFriday #ThrowbackMac #AmericasOffshoreChallenge

Comment on Facebook It's not a ...

Lisa H Smith Ruoff Anne Coolidge VanTol!

Thursday July 9th, 2020 - 8:43 am

Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac

Getting nostalgic as we head into what would have been #cycrtm Race Week, so we're jumping into the archives for fond memories of Macs past, vintage crew shots, and some mighty short shorts.

Pictured: The crew from the Beneteau 1 Ton, Poltergeist, prepping for the big race ~1990
📷 John Stanley

#throwbackmac #tbt
#AmericasOffshoreChallenge
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Getting nostalgic as we head into what would have been #CYCRTM Race Week, so were jumping into the archives for fond memories of Macs past, vintage crew shots, and some mighty short shorts. 

Pictured: The crew from the Beneteau 1 Ton, Poltergeist, prepping for the big race ~1990
📷 John Stanley 

#ThrowbackMac #TBT 
#AmericasOffshoreChallenge

Comment on Facebook Getting nostalgic as...

Cool. How did the baseball games go on Tuesday? I don't think your dad should be out in the heat, so no games this weekend. Hopefully in a week or so. What are the plans for Holdens birthday? Love you.

Some great memories with Robin Munden on that boat a few years later, and a few masts. Like the MAC Saturday night storm when Al was driving, full main and #3, with boats going in all directions, many out of control, some missing masts, (including Pied Piper).

Monday June 8th, 2020 - 3:36 pm

Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac

UPDATE: Grand Hotel is looking forward to its 134th season and this year will not be any different. Even though the race may not be happening Grand Hotel is welcoming guests and we will honor the group reservation and discounted rate you already secured so you can come enjoy Mackinac Island this summer. Please call the hotel at 1-800-33GRAND if you would to modify or cancel or if you would like to confirm your existing reservation. ... See MoreSee Less

UPDATE: Grand Hotel is looking forward to its 134th season and this year will not be any different. Even though the race may not be happening Grand Hotel is welcoming guests and we will honor the group reservation and discounted rate you already secured so you can come enjoy Mackinac Island this summer. Please call the hotel at 1-800-33GRAND if you would to modify or cancel or if you would like to confirm your existing reservation.

Comment on Facebook UPDATE: Grand Hotel ...

Wow that really is a discounted rate for that room,NOT...

Wow, with all the fees that's $525 a night. I guess they have to make money in the short season.

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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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Archive – 2018 Race To Mackinac

Monday Afternoon Live Drone Coverage of the Finish Line of the 2018 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac

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

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