All day yesterday Northern Michigan watched from Lake Michigan bluff perches as the first sails of the 107th Chicago to Mackinac Yacht Race appeared on the horizon.

The first boat, Windquest crossed the line early this morning. As more boats are cruising into the Straits, others are still strung out along the Leelanau, Grand Traverse, Charlevoix and Petoskey shoreline. Follow the race on Facebook or on this satellite tracking site:

Read more about this exciting and venerable race

History of the Chicago to Mac Race

Mackinac Island’s Goats