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Chicago Yacht Club – Race to Mackinac – July 15 – 18, 2017

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 15, 2017 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 – 2016

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 Photo Gallery (Click on photos for slideshow view)
 

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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 22nd, 2017 - 10:00 am

Chicago Yacht Club-Race To Mackinac

If the first 333 miles on water is enough, let us fly you home! North Central Air Charter
#CYCRTM
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If the first 333 miles on water is enough, let us fly you home! North Central Air Charter 
#CYCRTM

Monday June 19th, 2017 - 12:03 am

Chicago Yacht Club-Race To Mackinac

Beaver Island Mac PartyJul 19, 4:00pmBeaver Island, MIWelcome Mac Racers,
Your invited to the first annual Beaver Island Mac Party.
Beaver Island is unlike any port you'll visit on the delivery home. It's no-frills natural beauity is coupled with lively Irish pubs and the best bands you'll hear on Lake Michigan shores.
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Beaver Island Mac Party

Sunday June 18th, 2017 - 12:40 pm

Chicago Yacht Club-Race To Mackinac

Happy Father's Day to all of our dads sailing in the Race to Mackinac! #CYCRTM #SuperDad ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Fathers Day to all of our dads sailing in the Race to Mackinac! #CYCRTM #SuperDad

Friday June 16th, 2017 - 11:30 am

Chicago Yacht Club-Race To Mackinac

The #CYCRTM is only 29 days away! Are you ready? #countdown ... See MoreSee Less

The #CYCRTM  is only 29 days away! Are you ready?  #countdown

Comment on Facebook

Miss it already!

Cool photo of Das Boot. Tory Bryan

Sara Jane 29 days?! Oh geese

It has annually been one of the best highlights of my past eight summers. Sail fast boys and girls!

Can't wait.

Peter Michael

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Friday June 16th, 2017 - 9:26 am

Chicago Yacht Club-Race To Mackinac

America's Cup
The America's Cup J Class Regatta begins today in Bermuda! Take a look at these majestic boats, raced in the America's Cup in the 1930s, and their modern day resurgence. A historic 7 J Class yachts will participate in an exhibition on the Great Sound tomorrow, more details here: bit.ly/2sGIhUI
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America's Cup

Comment on Facebook

Nothing more beautiful then a hull riding the waves.

Jason Brand

Real boats

Anne Robinson remember the days.

Unbelievably Beautiful

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