Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac is voted "America’s Greatest Regatta" in a recent online US Sailing ranking competition.
US Sailing pitted 16 American sailing events against each other in a fun March Madness-style tournament challenge; and sailing fans have spoken. The "Mac" reigns supreme! You can link to the competition here.
Congratulations to the entire CYC Race to Mackinac community and a huge thanks to all who voted our signature Chicago event to triumph over awesome sailing events like the Transpac, Newport to Bermuda, and Charleston Race Week.
The Race to Mackinac started as a "bar bet" 110 years ago, and it continues to grow in respect and in participation for racers and cruisers alike. We know you agree that our race has the best scenery--from sailing up the Wisconsin or Michigan coastlines, to the magnificent Mackinac Bridge, to finishing at iconic Mackinac Island. And the race is 333 miles of open water racing that can, and does, deliver everything. It is more than a race, it is an offshore challenge!
July 21st is only a few short months away. We look forward to seeing you all for the 110th edition of the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac!