7.16.2008

100th Running Of The Chicago To Mackinac Race!



This weekend is a very big event at the Chicago Yacht Club. It marks the 100th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac web site (www.chicagoyachtclub.org/racetomackinac)



This has been a big event for us for the past nine years as this is the 10th consecutive year that my son, Shane, has been racing in this event.



I was fortunate to be able to join him a couple of years ago and then also be with him as we brought a racing yacht back to Chicago after the race. My very good friend, Mike DeGeorge and his son were also on the MacBack trip.



Shane's sector starts at 12:20 this Saturday afternoon. This will be a busy week for him as he prepares his gear, boat, crew and supplies for the race.



The boat is owned and captained by Clark Pellet of Chicago. The Admiral and I have had a great time sailing with Clark and his crew and they placed 2nd in the Mac race last year.



You can track Shane's progress this weekend as he will have a transponder on the boat. He will be sailing to Mackinac Island on Saturday-Monday July 18-20, 2008. The boat will be equipped with a transponder to illustrate real time location in juxtaposition to the fleet and other boats in our section. The section is the J105 section. Yacht: Sealark Sail Number: USA 349 Captain: Clark Pellett Type: J105



Click Here For Race Tracking



The crew of Mary Rose wish Blue Sky - Deep Water - Fair Winds to the race crew of Sealark!



Get plenty of rest this week - you will need it!

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