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to Mackinac - July 19, 2014



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Apr 14, 2014 03:59 PM
Over 100 Sailors attend Safety at Sea Seminar April 12 at CYC.
Apr 10, 2014 06:36 PM
Seminar being held April 12, 2014, is sold out. No walk-ins will be accepted.
Mar 05, 2014 08:28 PM
CYC is hosting a US Sailing Safety at Sea Seminar on April 12, 2014. Read for more information
Jan 28, 2014 05:56 AM
Invitations sent to returning skippers
Jan 23, 2014 04:22 PM
The CYC Mac Committee is presenting a variety of seminars at the Strictly Sail Chicago Boat show.
Jan 17, 2014 06:26 PM
The CYC Mac Committee today published the notice of race and Chicago Mac Safety Regulations for the 2014 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac.
Jan 14, 2014 04:23 AM
This year, US Sailing is introducing a new-format Safety at Sea course called a Coastal Safety class. The CMSRs will shortly be clarified to reflect that the Mac Committee continues to recommend attendance at the full-day Offshore Safety at Sea course rather than the Coastal course.
Nov 04, 2013 04:45 PM
400 sailors, family and friends joined together to celebrate the winners of the 105th Race to Mackinac​
CBS TV"s Kris Guiterrez to act as Master of Ceremonies for the Awards Ceremony for the 105th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackianc
Oct 08, 2013 08:53 PM
Info on making reservation for Mac Awards Ceremony
Sep 29, 2013 11:23 AM
This year’s Mac Awards Dinner will take place at Monroe Station. This event is being presented by the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Committee. The evening’s festivities start off with our Annual Trophy Hug and proceed into the Mac Award Celebration in our new Open House format at Monroe Station. Celebrate the “Mac” in the confines of Monroe Station. Pricing and ticket info coming soon. Watch this space.
Jul 17, 2013 02:59 AM
There was nothing quick about getting to the finish line in the extreme light wind conditions sailors faced in the 105th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac.
Despite the historically-light wind conditions that left half of the fleet still on the lake early Tuesday morning, the afternoon awards program will go on for the 105th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac.​
By midday Monday there were still about 250 boats left to finish the 105th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. In what is being called “an epically slow race” due to extremely light wind conditions, sailors have been moving at a snail-like pace for several hours.
Monday Race to Mackinac
Morning Video--7-15
Congratulations to Windquest, a Max Z86 owned by Dick and Doug DeVos, on being first to finish in the racing fleet in the 105th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac.
Video Update Late 7/14
Congratulations to Infinite Diversion, a Hanse 630 owned and skippered by Joseph Haas, on being first to finish in the cruising division.
So far this year’s Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, presented by Veuve Clicquot, has been better than early forecasts indicated, with moderate southeasterly winds positioning most of the fleet in the middle of Lake Michigan.
Racing fleet sets sail for the world’s oldest annual freshwater race
Racing Fleet for the world’s oldest annual freshwater race in progress
Morning Video Race Update--7-14
The racing fleet set sail today on the 105th CYC Race to Mackinac
Jul 13, 2013 04:37 AM
Evening video update on cruising fleet, weather forecast and racing fleet tactics.
Jul 12, 2013 09:12 PM
Video Guide for Using Tracking Here!
Jul 11, 2013 12:44 PM
Welcome to Mac Week
Jul 10, 2013 05:35 PM
CNN to film Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac sequences as part of docu-series executive produced by Robert Redford and Sundance Productions
Jul 10, 2013 03:27 AM
Fan's Guide to the Mac
Jul 08, 2013 05:55 PM
ASI number one, Starting times, as well as SIs and scratch sheet are all available.
Jul 02, 2013 05:32 PM
Mac social activities
Jun 19, 2013 08:46 PM
Skippers need to update their crew list and send in their ORR certificate today
Jun 10, 2013 12:14 PM
Reminder of the new crew waiver procedures
Jun 06, 2013 08:01 PM
It's not too late to request an inviation
Jun 05, 2013 10:42 PM
Bus back tickets are now available for purchase.
May 29, 2013 08:30 PM
Entry deadline for the Mac is June 7
May 26, 2013 12:18 PM
Two weeks to entry deadline
May 20, 2013 02:51 PM
Yellowbrick tracking is back, and it's on us
Apr 24, 2013 07:31 PM
Materials from the April 20 Safety at Sea seminar are available on our website.
Feb 11, 2013 04:31 PM
Returning Skippers - invites sent 2/10/13
Feb 11, 2013 04:29 PM
Invitations issued for 105th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac
Jan 29, 2013 04:51 PM
Version 2 of MSRs published
Jan 24, 2013 12:23 PM
The Notice of Race and Mac Safety Regs for 2013 have been published to the Mac website
Jan 11, 2013 10:56 PM
First letter of 2013
Jan 11, 2013 10:25 PM
Please join us for the kick off of the 105th CYC Race to Mackinac, the Pink Pony Party!
Nov 01, 2012 08:46 PM
Winners of the 2012 West Marine Photo Contest
Oct 17, 2012 02:32 PM
Information on West Marine Photo Contest
Oct 02, 2012 06:59 PM
You are invited to attend the 2012 Mac Awards Dinner
Jul 25, 2012 10:49 PM
Winners announced for the Mackinac Cup, Mackinac Trophy, Doublehanded, Multihull and Cruising Divisions.
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Jul 23, 2012 09:48 PM
A building southwesterly breeze provided postcard-perfect finishes for the fleet; Race celebrations are underway on Mackinac Island.
Early Morning Finishers
Jul 23, 2012 11:28 AM
At 6:30 a.m. CDT, approximately 60 of the 326 boats entered, have completed the race.
Jul 23, 2012 02:04 AM
Light air stalls forward progress much of today; By 9 p.m. EDT, breeze slowly filling from the south helped to cluster the majority of the fleets between Big Sable Point and Beaver Island. UPDATE CURRENT AS OF 8:30 p.m. EDT
Jul 22, 2012 06:40 PM
From-the water and the shores, here's a snapshot of what's happening via Twitter. Enjoy!
Jul 22, 2012 03:56 PM
Update on weather conditions and the fleet as they make their way along the Michigan shoreline.
Jul 21, 2012 12:59 PM
Overnight update on the cruising fleet, and it's go time in Chicago for the racing fleet!
Cruising Division Start
Jul 20, 2012 11:31 PM
The Cruising division set sail at approximately 3 p.m. Friday. Read on to check out Racing Division updates and what's planned for onshore and online tomorrow.
Jul 19, 2012 03:21 PM
Welcome to Chicago!
Jul 16, 2012 05:40 PM
Three ways for Racers to share the Mac with their family and friends ashore.
Jul 16, 2012 02:09 AM
Yellowbrick Tracking is live. Plus, stay tuned to Social Media for live commentary during the Race.
Jul 15, 2012 11:24 PM
Amendment One to Sailing Instructions
Jul 12, 2012 01:15 PM
Not all the fun occurs on the water! We have a wide variety of activities on land both in Chicago and on the Island!
Jul 02, 2012 08:59 PM
104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac- Tracking Update
Jun 26, 2012 07:51 PM
Options for getting back to Chicago after the Race
Jun 20, 2012 05:41 PM
31 days out! There are several deadlines and other matters skippers need to address.
Apr 11, 2012 04:27 PM
100 day update
Mar 19, 2012 04:29 PM
Update on Registrations for the Race
Mar 02, 2012 03:25 PM
Race registration off to a great start, expected to sell out
Feb 17, 2012 03:27 PM
2012 Race to Mackinac is Open
Jan 26, 2012 07:25 PM
2012 CYC Race to Mackinac NOR and MSRs released
Jan 25, 2012 09:20 PM
We Hope to see you at the Pink Pony Party & Strictly Sail 2012!
Jan 25, 2012 01:22 PM
Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac selects YellowBrick Tracking for the 104th Running
Info on activities during Strictly Sail
Jan 10, 2012 06:09 PM
Pink Pony Party
Dec 16, 2011 03:58 PM
Summary of proposed changes for the 104th
Trophies awarded at 103rd RTM Awards
Welcome to the 104th CYC Race to Mackinac!
Mac Awards Dinner Information
Winners of Point Betsie and Clark-DeRoy Trophies Announced
Aug 31, 2011 09:05 PM
Results from 2011
Preliminary Winners
Independent Review Panel Named
I thought I’d give a few updates and shout-outs as we get closer and closer to Race Day. For those of you looking for photos of your boat taken during the race, we have more than 10 photographers shooting pix this year. There’s a flyer in the Skipper’s Bag and we’ll have more information after the race on how you can check out their wares, or click here. If you need a room, Grand Hotel has rooms and a great deal. $299/night, up to four in a room, and no minimum number of nights required. Incl​
Jul 04, 2011 02:18 PM
Mac Week Parties Party – Party - Party! Wednesday July 13th Family Night - Monroe Station Parking Lot Activities are free. Many fun things for the kids to do - gutter sailboat races, Lake Michigan bean bag toss, hula hoops, jump ropes, prizes, goody bags and more. Dinner will be available for purchase. Be sure to make you dinner reservations. Friday July 15th Pre-Race Party – Monroe Station Come one come all! No reservations required. No restrictions on the number of guests. Music provided ​
Jun 29, 2011 02:32 PM
June 29, 2011 - News Sailors Can Use
Jun 07, 2011 02:09 PM
The process is much easier to use this year
It looks like Summer may arrive this weekend with any luck. Like you, I am anxious to get out on the water.
We are pleased that you are joining us for the 2011 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac
We all wear our grungiest clothes to the boatyard at this time of year.
It felt like summer yesterday with a hot wind blowing through the boatyard.
Here’s an update on the 2011 Mac Race
Chicago Yacht Club announced today that the 2011 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Veuve Clicquot has reached the 300 entry threshold.
At least not right away!!
Mac Stories Night – The Trophies Speak
Mac Racers
Entries in the 2011 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, Presented by Veuve Clicquot, are now open.
I am pleased to announce that the Notice and Conditions of Race (NOR) for the 2011 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, presented by Veuve Clicquot, is now available on our website
Can you believe it? The start of the 2011 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac is less than 180 days away.
Chicago Yacht Club is proud to share 'The Arrival' - a documentary on the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac
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