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2017 Squid Sailing Mac Week Photo and Video Contest


Submit your best photos and videos from the 109th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust for a chance to win a 1-year free subscription to Squid Sailing's marine weather software. Submit your photos by August 15, 2017 to


The winners are up to you! We will post 10 photos and/or videos on the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Facebook and Instagram pages. Show which submission is your favorite by 'liking' it. The photo and video with the most likes wins a cash prize and a free ticket to the awards party in November! Submit your photos/videos by August 15, 2017 to



All participants of the photo contest will be offered a one week free trial to Squid Sailing's weather services. Category winners will receive a one-year subscription to Squid-Sailing’s high-resolution weather model visualization tools tailored to the region of the US of interest to the winner. The winning photos will be recognized in November at the 2017 Mac Awards Banquet.



- Best Weather

- Best Overall

- Best Sunrise/Sunset

- Best Funny Photo

- Best Photo of Your Own Boat

- Best Photo of Someone Else's Boat

- Best Teamwork Photo



High resolution photo.

Photo must be taken during the specified time period of Friday-Tuesday, July 14-18, 2017.

Email must include the following information: boat name, sail number, section number, contact name, contact phone.

By submitting a photo to the contest, you are granting Chicago Yacht Club the rights to edit and publish your photo.





Tuesday, August 15, 2017

About: Great Circle is a world-leading provider of marine weather services for every activity at sea, from professional sailing to cargo shipping, pleasure cruising to race management. Set up by passionate and experienced offshore sailors the company’s fields of expertise include data modeling (producing our own high-resolution GRIB files), data distribution, satellite image production and delivering weather-routing and forecasts. We are convinced that the whole marine community could and should benefit from, at the very least, better weather data. We have focused on this strategy and our strengths: the gathering, presentation and distribution of data, as well as finding partners with whom we can collaborate. During the last few years, we have successfully been targeting the top end of the sail racing community, winning bids to be the exclusive provider. Great Circle delivers high-resolution weather data, forecasting and risk analysis services for all the major races around the world such as the Volvo Ocean Race, the Vendée Globe, the Route du Rhum, the Sydney-Hobart, and the Fastnet Race. Great Circle also offers 360-degree solutions for pro and amateurs sailors with its free to download SQUID software and mobile App (IOS & Android). SQUID has been recognized by the sailing community as one of the leading marine weather software tools, implementing unique features that are making passages faster and safer (e.g. the weather models comparison - ensemble forecasting - and Best Start options). Please visit our websites to find out more about how you can benefit: and



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