About the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac: "America’s Offshore Challenge™"
The Chicago Yacht Club Race to MackinacⓇ is one of the world’s biggest annual offshore regattas, 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 famous Navy Pier. Passing through some of the most beautiful coastal waters in the world on the 333-mile race route, the fleet faces the storms, reefs, calms, and competition that truly make it "America’s Offshore Challenge™.
From Friday’s starting cannon to the final finish just on the other side of the iconic Mackinac Bridge, fans can follow every racer via the Race Tracker, while keeping tabs on their favorites on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Learn more at www.cycracetomackinac.com.
About Chicago Yacht Club
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, 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 more than 1400 members, including a winning America’s Cup skipper, Olympic medalists and hopefuls, and outstanding boaters of all types, from ages 4 to 104. The Club offers year-round activities for its diverse membership at two locations on the city’s shoreline, at Monroe and Belmont Harbors. Learn more at www.chicagoyachtclub.org.
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