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CYC Offers Seminar for ’08 Race to Mackinac Competitors

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Chicago Yacht Club announces today that it will offer a special seminar for new participants in its annual Race to Mackinac, presented by Lands’ End. The seminar is titled Race to Mackinac 2008 – Getting Started, and will be held at Chicago Yacht Club, 400 E. Monroe Street, Chicago, Ill., on December 8, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. The cost is $15.00 and includes a continental breakfast.Chicago Yacht Club has already received a record number of requests from sailors around the world seeking invitations to the 100th Race to Mackinac, which begins July 19, 2008. The December seminar is designed to provide first time participants with information and insight on how to prepare a boat and crew for this exciting and challenging event. In particular, this seminar will cover: the i nvitation and request process, the Race to Mackinac website and race documents, safety considerations and the schedule of pre-race and post race events. Several winning Mackinac skippers will be on hand to share their tips and experiences. (more…)

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CYC Accepting Chicago Mackinac 2008 Applications

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Chicago Yacht Club will begin accepting requests for invitation to the 2008 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Lands’ End, which will start off Chicago’s lakefront on July 19, 2008. 2008 marks the 100th running of ‘the Mac,’ the words longest annual freshwater sailing race.
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Disney Joins 100th Mac Race as Chairman

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

CHICAGO (August 21, 2007). World renowned sailor Roy E. Disney has been named honorary chairman of the 100th running of the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. Chicago Yacht Club has plans underway for a spectacular series of events marking the historic running of the 333-mile race from Chicago to Mackinac Island, Mich. The 100th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, better known as ‘The Mac,’ will set sail for Mackinac Island on Saturday, July 19, 2008.
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