Feast or Famine for Chicago Mackinac
Published on July 17th, 2017
Mackinac Island, MI (July 17, 2017) – The 109th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac has proved to be feast or famine for the 301 entrants on the 289.4 nm course. After a brutal shellacking with winds up to 50 knots on the night of July 15/16, decreasing wind reached an apex today with drifting conditions. As of 18:43 local time, only 72 boats had finished with 89 teams officially retired. Improved conditions are expected tonight.
Background: The 42-boat Cruising Division started on July 14, with the balance of the 301 entrants in the 109th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac getting underway Saturday, July 15 for the 289.4 nm course from the Chicago Lighthouse, just off Navy Pier, to Mackinac Island.
Source: Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac