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Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac

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Date:
June 21
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Season
Summer
Age
All Ages

Venue

Downtown Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island, MI United States + Google Map
Phone:
906.847.3783

ABOUT THE CHICAGO YACHT CLUB RACE TO MACKINAC:

DISTANCE:
333 statute miles (289.4 nautical miles) from Chicago, starting east of Navy Pier to Mackinac Island, Michigan.
ORIGIN:
The first Mac Race was held in 1898 as an informal race of five boats. The second Mac happened in 1904 and then intermittently until
after WWI. Every year since 1921 has seen the running of the race. 2016 represents the108th running of the race.
PARTICIPANTS:
326 boats with approximately 3,000 crew members are participating in the 2016 race.
RECORD HOLDERS:
Monohull: Pyewacket, owned and skippered by Roy Disney @ 23 hours 30 minutes and 34 seconds; 2002.
Multihulls: Stars and Stripes, owned and skippered by Steve Fosset @ 18 hours 50 minutes and 32 seconds; 1998

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