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Chicago Yacht Club announces:
Only monohulls will be eligible to race in the new Double Handed Division.
While multihulls are not eligible to compete in the Double Handed Division, they will have the option to sail in a double handed configuration within the Multihull Division.
Skippers and crews wishing to compete double handed (in either the Double Handed Division or the Multihull Division) must seek approval from the Race’s Selections Committee. In addition to the normal Race prerequisites, double handed applicants must document the following:
- Skipper has completed 1,000 nautical miles of sailing as a skipper of the boat to be entered, or a similar boat design;
- Skipper has completed a non-stop passage or race under sail of not less than 100 nm and not less than 24 hours;
- Crew has completed 1,000 nautical miles of sailing, either as a skipper or crew member sailing on the boat to be entered, or a similar boat design; and
- Both skipper and crew have significant racing experience.
These are minimum requirements. Most, if not all, successful applicants will far exceed these requirements, and will be able to demonstrate significant short handed racing experience.
Mackinac Race Q&A seminar – 11:45AM, January 31, 2009 – Strictly Sail Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
Race To Mackinac Committee announces:
I am pleased to announce that Chicago Yacht Club will have a booth at the Chicago Strictly Sail boat show this year. Additionally, we will be hosting a presentation at the show outlining our plans for, and answering your questions about, the 101st Race to Mackinac.
(For those who might not already know, the Pink Pony is a Mackinac Island bar, a welcome destination for thirsty sailors at the end of the Mackinac sailboat race.)
Race To Mackinac Committee announces:
And, on the evening of the 31st, Chicago Yacht Club will host the annual Pink Pony Party at its Belmont Station. The party will begin at 6 PM. Everyone is welcome.
In spirit of upcoming Beneteau 36.7 North American Championship in Chicago…
after racing 100’s of miles…
Fog 26219, Stingray 250 and Tango 258 – Beneteau 36.7’s
racing within boatlengths of each other through Grays Reef and Straits of Mackinac
…and only miles to go to finishing!
Barracuda, the Beneteau 40.7 which sank during the Chicago Mackinac return delivery last year, has been replaced.
Steve Pelke is the proud new owner of Stingray, a Beneteau 36.7.
We expect Stingray will be very competitive in the growing 36.7 one-design section.
The Beneteau 36.7 North American Championship will be held in Chicago this year.
The 2008 NA’s take place September 2 – 6, 2008, hosted at Chicago Yacht Club by the Lake Michigan Beneteau 36.7 Fleet.
on tv right now…
Dirty Jobs – “Bridge Painter”
Mike Rowe and the Dirty Jobs crew travels to Michigan to work with the Mackinac Bridge Authority on one of the world’s largest suspension bridges. Mike goes to great lengths, and heights, braving 50 mile per hour winds while helping paint the bridge. -Discovery Channel
as seen on the internet:
2008 Proposed Area III Schedule
5-17 Jacobs Day 1 / BPYC
5-18 Jacobs Day 2 / BPYC
5/24 Reinholtzen / CCYC
5/25 Olympic Cup / CCYC
5-31 Chicago – MC (or distance substitute) / ColYC
6-1 MC – Chicago (or distance substitute) / BPYC
6-7 Colors Regatta / ColYC (non Area III)
6-8 Colors Regatta / ColYC (non Area III)
6/13 NOOD / CYC (non Area III)
6/14 NOOD / CYC (non Area III)
6/15 NOOS / CYC (non Area III)
6-21 Chicago – Waukegan / WYC
6-22 Waukegan – Chicago / GLYC
6-28 Hobelman / CCYC
7-5 Kaczmarek – CCYC
7-6 Mayor Daley / ColYC
7-12 Lutz / JPYC
7-19 Mac / CYC (non Area III)
8-2 Commodore’s / ColYC
8-3 Fran Byrne / ColYC
8-9 Zukasky / BPYC
8-10 Horton / BPYC
8-15 Verve / CYC (non Area III)
8-16 Verve / CYC (non Area III)
8-17 Verve / CYC (non Area III)
8-23 Lukemia Cup / ColYC (non Area III)
8-29 Chicago – St Joe / ColYC
8-31 St Joe – MC / MCYC
9-1 MC – Chicago / JPYC
9-7 Commodore’s / CYC
9-13 Clark / CYC
9/20 MORF Open / MORF
9/21 MORF Open / MORF
Reportedly, the J105 and T10 fleets have decided NOT to sail to Michigan City in the 2008 Tri-State Regatta, opting instead to sail home to Chicago on Sunday.
Stay tuned for Chicago Mackinac race photos, coming soon…
Seagoon suffered damage after hitting a submerged rock in the shallows of Beaver Island on Port Huron Mackinac return delivery. Stringer damage was serious and the boat is not expected to race again this season.
Raven suffered a tiller failure on Mackinac return delivery, which was fixed. The boat was in Chicago to race Sunday.
Jahazi was seen in Muskegon at Torreson’s last weekend, appearing to have keel damage which was repaired.
Karma ran aground during Chicago Mackinac race and withdrew.
Regardless is rumored to have run aground.
Barracuda and her keel were recovered and transported to Manistee, where her fate remains to be decided. Hopefully she will be repaired and racing again soon.
The Island House awards party for Chicago Mackinac race may be dead, also. By all accounts, the Grand Hotel party was superior in all respects.