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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 – 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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Monday August 14th, 2017 - 3:22 pm

Chicago Yacht Club-Race To Mackinac

Today is the last call for submissions to the 2017 Squid Sailing Photo Contest! Be sure to submit your best photos and videos from the 109th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust to cycintern@chicagoyachtclub.org for a chance to win a 1-year free subscription to Great Circle - Squid's marine weather software.

Next week the winners are up to you in the Viewer's Choice Competition! We will post 10 photos and videos on our Facebook page. You can show which submission is your favorite by 'liking' it. The photo and video with the most likes wins a cash prize and a free ticket to the awards party in November!

Submit your photos and videos for Best Weather, Best Overall, Best Sunrise/Sunset, Best Funny, Best Photo of Your Own Boat, Best Photo of Someone Else's Boat and Best Teamwork by August 15th to cycintern@chicagoyachtclub.org.

See you at the 110th Race to Mac on July 21, 2018 #viewerschoice #submitnow #prize
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Today is the last call for submissions to the 2017 Squid Sailing Photo Contest! Be sure to submit your best photos and videos from the 109th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust to cycintern@chicagoyachtclub.org for a chance to win a 1-year free subscription to Great Circle - Squids marine weather software. 

Next week the winners are up to you in the Viewers Choice Competition! We will post 10 photos and videos on our Facebook page. You can show which submission is your favorite by liking it. The photo and video with the most likes wins a cash prize and a free ticket to the awards party in November!

Submit your photos and videos for Best Weather, Best Overall, Best Sunrise/Sunset, Best Funny, Best Photo of Your Own Boat, Best Photo of Someone Elses Boat and Best Teamwork by August 15th to cycintern@chicagoyachtclub.org. 

See you at the 110th Race to Mac on July 21, 2018 #viewerschoice #submitnow #prize

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Alice Kaminski

Friday July 28th, 2017 - 12:57 pm

Chicago Yacht Club-Race To Mackinac

These gorgeous images were shot at the start of the 109th #CYCRTM by the talented Onne van der Wal Nautical Photography. ... See MoreSee Less

These gorgeous images were shot at the start of the 109th #CYCRTM by the talented Onne van der Wal Nautical Photography.

Friday July 28th, 2017 - 12:56 pm

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Awesome photos!

Thursday July 27th, 2017 - 6:13 pm

Chicago Yacht Club-Race To Mackinac

Matt Knighton Race to Mackinac starts
The 2017 Squid Sailing Photo Contest is accepting submissions now to cycintern@chicagoyachtclub.org! Be sure to submit your best photos and videos from the 109th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust for a chance to win a 1-year free subscription to Great Circle - Squid 's marine weather software. The winners are up to you! We will post 10 photos and videos on our Facebook and Instagram pages. You can show which submission is your favorite by 'liking' it. The photo and video with the most likes wins a cash prize and a free ticket to the awards party in November!

Submit your photos and videos for Best Weather, Best Overall, Best Sunrise/Sunset, Best Funny, Best Photo of Your Own Boat, Best Photo of Someone Else's Boat and Best Teamwork by August 15th to cycintern@chicagoyachtclub.org. Shout out to Matt Knighton for this awesome drone footage of the #CYCRTM race start. #viewerschoice #submitnow #prize
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Matt Knighton Race to Mackinac starts

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Alice Kaminski

Jehiel Boner

Great video!

Ella Katherine

we are looking forward to your wonderful pic's !

Great shots of race.

Now this view is super exciting! Thanks

This is one of the coolest traditions we have in the USA! Competing against each other using mother natures wind and water and weather!! If we had camera coverage like this and closer on each boat I think the American public would eat it up! With the boats equipment, the endurance of the crew and the unknown weather and water wave factor it is a unique test of athletes and equipment !! And it's been going on for decades!!

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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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