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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
Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Website

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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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Tuesday August 14th, 2018 - 9:30 am

Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac

Check out this great recap video from Greg Alm on Maggie Mae!2018 Race to Mackinac - Maggie Mae ... See MoreSee Less

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Cool that they got Keith Jackson on the crew...

Congratulations πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸΎ

Congratulations! Great job on a difficult race.

Sailing memories onboard Amicus Maris years ago......

Great video, thanks for sharing! Congratulations 🎊

This is great! Thank you for posting this video. Congratulations!

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Wednesday August 8th, 2018 - 9:07 am

Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac

Here's a great recap of the 2018 Mac from our friends on Warrior 53! Check them out @warriorsailingprogram and warriorsailing.org/7 Warriors from the Warrior Sailing Program and 6 coaches participate in the 2018 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, aka the "Chicago-Mac." This was the fi... ... See MoreSee Less

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Quite a trial. Awesome video πŸ’•

Memories - yes, it gets rough out there!

Thanks for sharing!

Congratulations πŸΎπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ

Saturday July 28th, 2018 - 7:16 pm

Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac

Chicago Yacht Club Statement on Recovery of Jon Santarelli: "On behalf of the Chicago Yacht Club, the Race to Mackinac, and all competitors as well as the entire sailing community, I’d like to express our deepest condolences to the Santarelli family." Nick Berberian, Rear Commodore.
READ MORE πŸ‘‰ bit.ly/2K5pwie
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Chicago Yacht Club Statement on Recovery of Jon Santarelli: On behalf of the Chicago Yacht Club, the Race to Mackinac, and all competitors as well as the entire sailing community, I’d like to express our deepest condolences to the Santarelli family. Nick Berberian, Rear Commodore.
READ MORE πŸ‘‰ http://bit.ly/2K5pwie

 

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Mixed feelings 😊 πŸ˜”

Prayers for Jon Santarelli’s family and friends.

Eight Bells

Heartbreaking closure, of a sort.

Sending loving energy to his family and sailing family.God bless him

This will bring some measure of closure for family and hopefully also aid investigators. Our prayers are with his family.

A bitter sweet day! His family, friend and extended family can now begin to heal. RIP Jon. FairwindsπŸ™

prayers for the family.

Praying for his family and friendsπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Carol Hankwitz

Prayers for his family.

Thank you for the post mark..and so sorry to all.

Our thoughts and prayers for family, friends and crew mates.

Thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends that they have the love and support needed at this heartbreaking time.

Light and love.

Thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and racing group.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his entire family his friends and his sailing friends love Betsy Jean Don Knoepfle

Grayson WallaceπŸ˜”πŸ˜’

Prayers for the family and friends /crew....

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Friday July 27th, 2018 - 8:19 pm

Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac

Results of the 110th #CYCRTM are posted! It was an honor recognizing all the teams who competed in what was one of the toughest editions of #AmericasOffshoreChallenge.
RACE RESULTS πŸ‘‰ bit.ly/2uKRCul
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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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