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Results: 247 Article(s) Found.
Jul 22, 2018 02:48 AM
After nearly seven hours of active search efforts, the US Coast Guard has suspended the search to locating the missing sailor aboard Imedi, a Transpac 52 competing in the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. The sailor has been identified as Jon Santarelli, a 53-year-old from Lincoln Park (Chicago).
At approximately 3:00pm Saturday, the US Coast Guard (USCG) alerted the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Race Committee of a man overboard alert from Imedi, a Transpac 52 competing in the Turbo Section. USCG, Chicago Police Department, and Chicago Fire Department have deployed helicopters and other assets to assist in the search. Several nearby competitors suspended racing to also assist.
If the Cruising Division’s start is any indication of what’s to come, the 2500 sailors competing in the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac® (CYCRTM) presented by Wintrust are in for a heck of a ride. A series of squalls rolled through the three sections during their 3pm start, causing knockdowns and ripped spinnakers underneath an impressive shelf cloud.
With less than 3 hours until the start of the Cruising Division for the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, presented by Wintrust, conditions look to launch the fleet north today only to run straight into a low-pressure system in the next 24 hours that will throw variable wind conditions at the teams as they try to navigate a particularly extremely tricky race to Mackinac Island.
Known as “America’s Offshore Challenge™,” the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac® (CYCRTM) presented by Wintrust is shaping up to be all of that and more for its 110th year. With potentially fierce northerly conditions forecast, race organizers are emphasizing preparation and safety for the 306 registered competitors.
Jul 19, 2018 11:54 PM
As the start of the 110th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, presented by Wintrust draws closer, there’s no doubt there is growing attention amongst competitors turning towards the strong, upwind conditions forecast to define the race. As the teams begin to check their up range headsails and storm sails, we caught up with race meteorologist, Chris Bedford, to get his thoughts on the forecast ahead of the skipper’s briefings tomorrow.
Jul 18, 2018 09:27 PM
West Marine, the world’s premier retailer of boating, fishing, sailing and paddling gear, proudly announced today their corporate sponsorship of the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac® presented by Wintrust, which celebrates its 110-year anniversary this year. In this elite sailing event, participants race 333 statute miles (289nm) from Chicago to Mackinac Island, Mich.
Jul 17, 2018 07:35 PM
NAUTIC-ON is very proud to be an official sponsor for the 2018 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac® (CYCRTM) presented by Wintrust. Started in 1898, the storied “Mac” is known as #AmericasOffshoreChallenge™, bringing over 300 boats annually and more than 3,500 participants to Chicago for the 333-statute mile (289 nautical mile) race from Chicago to Michigan’s Mackinac Island.
Jul 17, 2018 07:30 PM
Marlow Ropes is pleased to announce that the UK & US based cordage manufacturer is the Official Rope Supplier for the 2018 edition of Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac™ (CYCRTM), presented by Wintrust.
Jul 14, 2018 09:20 PM
Update from the race chair - are you ready to register? SIs posted. Party information. Information on new prizes
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