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 19, 2014 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)

Mackinac Bridge Call-Ins Page (Keeps track of boats that have passed the bridge)

Online Race Tracking – 2012
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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2012 YouTube Updates

Last YouTube Update From Chicago Race to Mackinac – Afternoon, July 23
One last video–pretty general, but I hope you enjoy! I run the whole race on the tracker and make a couple of comments.

Latest YouTube Update From Chicago Race to Mackinac – Mid-day, July 23

Latest YouTube Update From Chicago Race to Mackinac – Monday Morning, July 23

Sailors and spectators from around the world wil descend on Chicago to celebrate the 105th running of “the Mac.” The race departs from Chicago and finishes at Mackinac Island in Michigan, near the upper peninsula.

The race will depart from a starting point just off the shores of downtown Chicago, east of Navy Pier. The finish line is located between the Round Island lighthouse and the race committee trailer on Mackinac Island.

Entrants race continually until they arrive. Most finish the race between 40 and 60 hours after their start, but the fastest race time on record is just under 19 hours.

 
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More Information and Resources

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Sailors Prepare for the Race To Mackinac – via NBC Chicago

View more videos at: http://nbcchicago.com.


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Photos From The 2009 Race To Mackinac – Click Photo For Slideshow View

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