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Chicago Yacht Club – Race to Mackinac – July 13 – 16, 2019

Chicago Yacht Club - Race to Mackinac

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 โ€“ the 333 mile Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, presented by Wintrust.

The Mac, as it is affectionately known, kicks off Saturday, July 13, 2019 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 – 2019

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

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Monday June 8th, 2020 - 3:36 pm

Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac

UPDATE: Grand Hotel is looking forward to its 134th season and this year will not be any different. Even though the race may not be happening Grand Hotel is welcoming guests and we will honor the group reservation and discounted rate you already secured so you can come enjoy Mackinac Island this summer. Please call the hotel at 1-800-33GRAND if you would to modify or cancel or if you would like to confirm your existing reservation. ... See MoreSee Less

UPDATE: Grand Hotel is looking forward to its 134th season and this year will not be any different. Even though the race may not be happening Grand Hotel is welcoming guests and we will honor the group reservation and discounted rate you already secured so you can come enjoy Mackinac Island this summer. Please call the hotel at 1-800-33GRAND if you would to modify or cancel or if you would like to confirm your existing reservation.

Comment on Facebook UPDATE: Grand Hotel ...

Wow that really is a discounted rate for that room,NOT...

Wow, with all the fees that's $525 a night. I guess they have to make money in the short season.

Friday June 5th, 2020 - 10:03 am

Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac

The Chicago Yacht Club and the Race to Mackinac Committee announced today that it has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Race to Mackinac due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read on: bit.ly/CYCRTM2020Update

#cycrtm #AmericasOffshoreChallenge
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The Chicago Yacht Club and the Race to Mackinac Committee announced today that it has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Race to Mackinac due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Read on: https://bit.ly/CYCRTM2020Update

#CYCRTM #AmericasOffshoreChallenge

Comment on Facebook The Chicago Yacht ...

John Vermeulen

This is bonkers. But, ok.

Betty Flagel Grootendorst

Dang it!!!!

Noooo! As of this moment, Bayview is still running PH to Mac (albeit all boats on Shore Course, due to border issues.) Might be a small fleet this year (Skipper's discretion) but it's happening!

Wow, that’s disappointing.

Wow! I think the only thing the has ever stopped this race from happening was WWII. Wellenreiter VI

So sorry to hear this. I am hopeful that you at least get part of a boating season in. Thanks to the committee and the Board for all of their hard work to try to make the race happen.

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Bayview Mac is still on! Seems like the cancellation is because of Chicago and Illinois rules.

Very Sad

Less cooking for me!

Michael MayerPatrick Kevin Donahue๐Ÿ˜“

ohhhh noooo ๐Ÿ™

Toodie May Ryan

I'm sure the decision was agonizing for the entire committee, but in the end, the risks outweighed the rewards. Good job, Race Committee!

That’s too bad ... even though I don’t do the race anymore I did 17 and it was the hallmark of the summer in Chicago for me and a lot of shipmates. I don’t know that I agree with the decision but will not be a Monday morning quarterback.

Bummer!

Christina Wilson Berger

Too many old sailers...

Respect a very difficult decision. We all want to race. Thanks for the good communication. We back your decision and look forward to racing in the future. We all have a little bit of Prate in each of us. So, difficult to not sail. Thanks again.

In a month, we might have almost no cases. How is this related?

There are a lot of people on some of these yachts. Not able to social distance I presume .

Guess I won’t be making cookies for the crew with my daughter Melissa this year.

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Tuesday May 19th, 2020 - 1:46 pm

Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac

This Saturday, May 23rd, Chicago Yacht Club is conducting a virtual PFD clinic at 10:00 AM CT via Zoom.

#cycrtm Racers are welcome to attend this free safety briefing to learn about important features of your life jacket; inspection tips, rearming, how to repack and maintain it, and when to replace it.

Industry experts from Crowley's Yacht Yard Lakeside, Spinlock, Mustang Survival, and Onyx (WestMarine) will be available to answer your questions.

Reservations are required and space is limited. Please complete this survey in order to reserve your spot and for us to match you to the appropriate Zoom breakout session.

Click Here to Fill out the Survey: bit.ly/CYCVirtualPFDClinic

Photo Cred: Warrior Sailing Program
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This Saturday, May 23rd, Chicago Yacht Club is conducting a virtual PFD clinic at 10:00 AM CT via Zoom.

#CYCRTM Racers are welcome to attend this free safety briefing to learn about important features of your life jacket; inspection tips, rearming, how to repack and maintain it, and when to replace it.

Industry experts from Crowleys Yacht Yard Lakeside, Spinlock, Mustang Survival, and Onyx (WestMarine) will be available to answer your questions. 

Reservations are required and space is limited.  Please complete this survey in order to reserve your spot and for us to match you to the appropriate Zoom breakout session.

Click Here to Fill out the Survey: https://bit.ly/CYCVirtualPFDClinic

Photo Cred: Warrior Sailing Program

Tuesday May 19th, 2020 - 10:41 am

Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac

Racers, as we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, we have posted an update to the #cycrtm website which includes extensions on deadlines and other information.

Read on for more:
bit.ly/May2020RacerUpdate
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Racers, as we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, we have posted an update to the #CYCRTM website which includes extensions on deadlines and other information. 

Read on for more: 
https://bit.ly/May2020RacerUpdate
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Archive – 2018 Race To Mackinac

Monday Afternoon Live Drone Coverage of the Finish Line of the 2018 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac

Il Mostro First To Finish in the 2018 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac

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