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Chicago Yacht Club – Race to Mackinac – July 23 – 26, 2016

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 Veuve Clicquot.

The Mac, as it is affectionately known, kicks off Saturday, July 23, 2016 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 – 2015

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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Chicago Yacht Club-Race To Mackinac shared Bell's Bayview Mackinac Race's post.

Great insight to the history of our scheduling from our friends at Bell's Bayview Mackinac Race.
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A KINSHIP WITH THE NEWPORT BERMUDA RACE Not only was the biennial Newport Bermuda Race an inspiration for the very first Bayview Mackinac Race in 1925 but also it is supposedly the very reason for the Bayview Mac preceding the Chicago Mac in even-numbered years. As the story goes, it was the mid-1930s when a group of Bayview Yacht Club sailors wanted to participate in the Newport Bermuda Race, but they didn’t want to miss out on their own great distance races on the Great Lakes. Therefore,...

Great insight to the history of our scheduling from our friends at Bells Bayview Mackinac Race.

Chicago Yacht Club-Race To Mackinac with Donald Maxwell.

With just one month to go until the entry deadline, 318 boats have registered for this year's race.
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With just one month to go until the entry deadline, 318 boats have registered for this years race.

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