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Chicago Yacht Club Announces Changeover in Leadership for 112th Race to Mackinac

Sandoval and 111th Race Chair, Sarah Renz, at the 2019 CYCRTM Awards Banquet
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CHICAGO YACHT CLUB (December 10, 2019). In keeping with tradition, Chicago Yacht Club formally announced their changeover in chairmanship for the 112th and 113th Race to Mackinac at the annual Awards Ceremony last month.  Ex Officio chair of the 110nd and 111th races, Sarah Renz introduced Martin Sandoval at the completion of the awards ceremony that was attended by over 450 members of the sailing community and Chicago Yacht Club officers.
Mr. Sandoval previously served as vice-chairman of the 111th running of the race.  He is a member of Chicago Yacht Club, has served on the committee for the 107th, 108th and 111th   races, served on the board of directors, and chaired the Verve Regatta for three years.  Mr. Sandoval has competed in nineteen races with over twelve podium finishes. 
"The committee has undertaken a strategic review of the 111th race over the past four months with the objective of continually improving upon the event experience," said Sandoval.   "Safety will remain a focus as we strive to deliver a memorable race for all. It is an honor to be a steward of this storied club tradition."
The 112th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust will take place on July 18, 2020.  Participation in the 333 mile race from Chicago Yacht Club to Mackinac Island, Mich. is by invitation only.  Chicago Yacht Club looks forward to staging a world-class sailing race for skippers and crews. Should you have any questions about participating in the 112th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, please contact the Chicago Yacht Club, Race Coordinator at 
Founded in 1875, the Chicago Yacht Club is one of the oldest and most respected yacht clubs in the world. Its mission is to encourage, promote, and develop knowledge, participation, and enjoyment of all aspects of yachting. To that end, the Club hosts many world class competitions and Predicted-Log events, including its signature Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac and numerous North American and World Championships. The Club is also recognized as a leader in sailing education, with one of the largest junior sailing programs in the United States. The Club is home to nearly 1500 members, including winning America’s Cup skippers, Olympic medalists and hopefuls, and outstanding boaters of all types, from ages 4 to 104. The Club offers an array of spectacular off-the-water amenities, including fine dining, full-service catering and year-round activities for its diverse membership at two locations on the city’s shoreline, at Monroe and Belmont Harbors. Learn more at

About the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac®: "America’s Offshore Challenge"
The Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust is one of the world’s largest annual offshore races, drawing top-notch sailing talent from around America and the world.  Known as ‘The Mac’ to everyone in the region, the ultimate test of Great Lakes navigation starts each July just off Chicago’s Navy Pier. Passing through some of the most beautiful coastal waters in the world on the 333-statute mile (289nm) race route, the fleet faces the storms, reefs, calms and competition that truly make it "America’s Offshore Challenge."



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