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Chicago Yacht Club – Race to Mackinac – Photos

With 240 entrants, the Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust (CYCRTM) promises once again to be a spectacle worth taking in, as it returns to Lake Michigan and Lake Huron this week. Cruising and Performance Racing Divisions start the race at Chicago’s Navy Pier on Friday (July 16) and Saturday (July 17), respectively, with organizers suggesting the window of 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday as the best public viewing opportunity. In 10-minute intervals, starting at 11 a.m. and ending around 2:40 p.m., seventeen “sections” for ORC, One-Design, Multihull and Doublehanded boats will start their 289 nautical mile journey to Mackinac Island – an annual trek that, over more than 11 decades, has become the stuff of legend in sailboat racing.

The Chicago Yacht Club-Race To Mackinac race division gets under way this Saturday. The lead boats will start arriving on Mackinac Island as early as late Sunday. By Tuesday the marina will be filled with sailboats and successful racers will be celebrating on the island. #TBT: Here are some of our favorite photos from previous versions of the Race To Mackinac. – Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac – July 15 – 19, 2021 >>>

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The Chicago Yacht Club-Race To Mackinac gets under way this Saturday. The lead boats will start arriving on Mackinac Island as early as late Sunday. By Tuesday the marina will be filled with sailboats and successful racers will be celebrating on the island. #TBT: Here are some of our favorite photos from previous versions of the Race To Mackinac. (Feel free to post your photos in the comments below.)
Watching the racers cross the finish line - Chicago Race To Mackinac - 2013
Chicago Race To Mackinac - Crossing the finish line at Round Island... (Photo via Joann's Fudge of Mackinac Island)
Chicago Race To Mackinac - Keeping updated on the progress of the race from the Pink Pony.
Chicago Race To Mackinac
Chicago Race To Mackinac - 2013
Chicago Race To Mackinac - 2013
Chicago Race To Mackinac - 2013 - The view of the finish line from the Carriage House patio at Hotel Iroquois on the Beach.
Chicago Race To Mackinac - 2013
Chicago Race To Mackinac - 2013
Chicago Race To Mackinac - 2013
Chicago Race To Mackinac - Awards ceremony at Grand Hotel
Chicago Race To Mackinac - View of the marina from the Pink Pony
Chicago Race To Mackinac - 2013
Chicago Race To Mackinac - 2013
Chicago Race To Mackinac - 2013
Chicago Race To Mackinac - Celebrating on the patio at the Pink Pony
Chicago Race To Mackinac - Awards ceremony at Grand Hotel
A full marina of Chicago to Mackinac racers... (Photo via Pink Pony)
The Chippewa Hotel Waterfront - Mackinac Island, Michigan
View of the full marina from Marquette Park
A Chicago to Mackinac racer passing under the Mackinac Bridge... (Photo via Joann's Fudge of Mackinac Island)
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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.

South Loop Sailing. Chicago, July 2021. ...

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Instagram post 17947485713102757 More from the Race to the Mac! Always fun to watch these boats take off! “Rail meat”!
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More from the Race to the Mac! Always fun to watch these boats take off! “Rail meat”! * * * #gramoftheday #jjcommunity #raw_community boatus jeanneauamerica choosechicago chicago chicagoharbors #ussailing #skyline #likechicago #igers_chicago #greatlakessailing #outdoorsweek_hp #jj_forum_3752 #photoquestweekly #sharesix_allabouttoday #cycrtm #americaoffshorechallenge #jj_forum_3755 #yourshotphotographer #nautical_images #230_in_the_air #gotd_3375 ...

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Instagram post 17940354629236666 Chicago to Mackinac Island Race today, the longest freshwater sailing race in the world. We left the house shortly after storms dropped 1.7 inches of rain on our house in just 40 minutes. Fortunately, none got in our basement and the skies cleared enough to watch the sailors race. You can’t beat this backdrop for the start of a race! They are now sailing through the night and some severe storms. Praying for safety for all. 
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#gramoftheday #jjcommunity #raw_community boatus jeanneauamerica choosechicago chicago chicagoharbors #ussailing #skyline #likechicago #igers_chicago #greatlakessailing #outdoorsweek_hp  #jj_forum_3752 #photoquestweekly #sharesix_allabouttoday #cycrtm #americaoffshorechallenge #yourshotphotographer #pq31_landscapes #artofchi  #nautical_images

Chicago to Mackinac Island Race today, the longest freshwater sailing race in the world. We left the house shortly after storms dropped 1.7 inches of rain on our house in just 40 minutes. Fortunately, none got in our basement and the skies cleared enough to watch the sailors race. You can’t beat this backdrop for the start of a race! They are now sailing through the night and some severe storms. Praying for safety for all. * * * #gramoftheday #jjcommunity #raw_community boatus jeanneauamerica choosechicago chicago chicagoharbors #ussailing #skyline #likechicago #igers_chicago #greatlakessailing #outdoorsweek_hp #jj_forum_3752 #photoquestweekly #sharesix_allabouttoday #cycrtm #americaoffshorechallenge #yourshotphotographer #pq31_landscapes #artofchi #nautical_images ...

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Instagram post 17960164555857888 Once a year I get to follow my brother in law’s Race to Mackinac. The boats are so colorful! I love the app. Good luck #NoMaTa #CYCRTM

Once a year I get to follow my brother in law’s Race to Mackinac. The boats are so colorful! I love the app. Good luck #NoMaTa #CYCRTM ...

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Instagram post 17876586596396706 It's off to Mackinac Island for more than 285 yachts as they leave Monroe Harbor in Chicago on July 22, 1978. Photo by Michael Budrys. #racetomack #CYCRTM #RacetoMackinac #ChicagoYachtClub

It's off to Mackinac Island for more than 285 yachts as they leave Monroe Harbor in Chicago on July 22, 1978. Photo by Michael Budrys. #racetomack #CYCRTM #RacetoMackinac #ChicagoYachtClub ...

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Instagram post 18243237538030972 This weekend is the Race to Mackinac.  Good luck to all!

This weekend is the Race to Mackinac. Good luck to all! ...

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Instagram post 17913719911812184 Great night photographing the yachts crossing the finish line! Welcome to Mackinac sailors! ⛵️ #cycrtm

Great night photographing the yachts crossing the finish line! Welcome to Mackinac sailors! ⛵️ #cycrtm ...

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Chicago Yacht Club – Race to Mackinac – 2015

The Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac is the longest, annual freshwater sailing race in the world. It takes place on Lake Michigan, starting in the waters off Chicago and finishing at Mackinac Island.

The 2015 Mac, as it is affectionately known, kicks off Saturday, July 11, 2015 with 3,000 sailors competing in this world-class sporting event.

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