Thursday, July 23, 2009 (CHICAGO) — After one of the longest Chicago to Mackinac races in recent history, all the boats are in and the results are official.
The Overall Winners in the 5 Divisions are:
Chicago Mackinac-Cup Division Asylum, owned by John Weglarz of Chicago, Ill. with a corrected time of 54:35:39
Mackinac Trophy Division Zoom, owned by George Miz, Peter Dreher, Michael Newman of Chicago, Ill. with a corrected time of 55:09:53.
Doublehanded Division Skye, owned by Bill Zeiler of Wilmette, Ill. with a corrected time of 59:52:53
Cruising Division Intangible, owned by Tom Falck of Hinsdale, Ill. with a corrected time of 56:15:21
Multihull Division Nice Pair, owned by Bruce Geffen, Gary Hall, Bart Hall, Brad Glance of Ann Arbor, Mich. with a corrected time of 62:29:49.
The other two distinctive honors for the 2009 Mac go to the fastest racing boats to the Island.
Royono Trophy- First Racing Monohull to Finish Windquest, owned by Dick and Doug DeVos of Macatawa Bay, Mich. with an elapsed time of 47:57:40.
Rieck Trophy – First to Multihull to Finish Lucretia, owned by Fred Ball of Harbor Springs, Mich. with an elapsed time of 56:29:38
While 33 boats chose to retire, most citing reasons related to the slow conditions such as lack of provisions or crew commitments elsewhere, at nearly 6:00 am Wednesday morning the last of the fleet arrived on Mackinac. The boat was the cruising division boat the Hannah Frances, who starting on Friday, raced with an elapsed time of almost 111 hours. Congratulations to the crew of the Hannah Frances for sticking it out in a very tough race.
Please stay tuned for a follow-up release that recaps the race from the sailor’s perspective. For all results go to cycracetomackinac.com/results.cfm
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