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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 – 2017

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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Thursday June 21st, 2018 - 11:56 am

Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac

#TBT The 2002 race saw a cold front moving through the fleet which broke booms, dismasted one boat, capsized the 44-foot multihull Caliente, caused at least 15 boats to withdraw and set another record - showing why the #CYCRTM is truly #AmericasOffshoreChallenge ™. Roy Disney’s Pyewacket broke the 15-year-old monohull Mac Race record held by Dick Jennings, setting a new record of 23 hours, 30 minutes that still stands today. ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday June 20th, 2018 - 5:50 pm

Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac

Landmarks of the Race: Sleeping Bear Dunes are one of the many landmarks that make the #CYCRTM the most beautiful offshore race in the world. Native American legends say that they are a sleeping mama bear, watching out to sea across the Manitou Passage for her two lost cubs, North Manitou and South Manitou Islands. #AmericasOffshoreChallenge ™ ... See MoreSee Less

Landmarks of the Race: Sleeping Bear Dunes are one of the many landmarks that make the #CYCRTM the most beautiful offshore race in the world. Native American legends say that they are a sleeping mama bear, watching out to sea across the Manitou Passage for her two lost cubs, North Manitou and South Manitou Islands.  #AmericasOffshoreChallenge ™

 

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See Fred Stritt view please.

Mama Bear! Tears

After 15 times, I know it’s not an iceberg, but it looks like it in this photo!🤣. Have a nautical themed beer with your watch partner for me!

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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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