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Congratulations Winners & Finishers 110th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac® presented by Wintrust

 CHICAGO, Aug. 3, 2018 -- Congratulations to all who competed in this year’s Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac® (CYCRTM), presented by Wintrust. The final results for the race known as America’s Offshore Challenge™ may be found here.

Family ties ran strong across the top of the Divisions, Sections and first-to-finish trophies, as 10 of the 23 winning teams are registered and raced by family members.

Challenge, a S&S50 owned by Kevin and Raymond Teborek, earned the Chicago-Mackinac Trophy, signifying overall winner within the "small boat" Racing Division. According to brother Mark, "Some people try for a lifetime to win the Mac and we’ve been blessed to do it this year," he said. "To us, winning is secondary to spending time with our family and friends. The conditions were certainly right for our boat; and we were pretty lucky to have things go our way."

The Santa Cruz 70 Equation, owned by Bill Alcott and Tom Anderson out of Bayview Yacht Club, took home the Mackinac Cup Trophy for the large boat category.
Challenge Racing. Photo credit: Chicago Yacht Club
Challenge Racing. Photo credit: Chicago Yacht Club
Team Equation. Photo credit: Chicago Yacht Club
Team Equation. Photo credit: Chicago Yacht Club
Top honors in the Cruising Division went to CYC boat Broderi, a Beneteau 40.7 owned by Robert, Brooke and Josh Kolar.

The Thornton's crossed the finish line first to earn the Royono Trophy, Il Mostro a Volvo 70. Peter and his son Chris are co-skippers, with Chris’s son Jack and cousin Brody, completing the three-generation combo.

"It has been an extraordinary year in our Race to Mackinac history with tremendous ups and downs," said Sarah Renz, CYCRTM chair. "Congratulations to all who raced, and have stories to cherish for years to come. We hope to welcome you back next year for the 111th edition."

To access the full list of results across the 23 sections, click here.
Team Broderi. Photo credit: Chicago Yacht Club

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


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

About Wintrust

Wintrust is a financial holding company with assets of approximately $28 billion focused on providing service- based community banking to each and every customer through fifteen community banking subsidiaries and over 150 banking locations in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin market area.

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