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SLAM Kiwi Match at the Chicago Match Race Cup

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SLAM Kiwi Match are on a new continent this week as the team continue their summer season with the Chicago Match Cup.

The team have been keeping themselves busy over the last couple of weeks with other commitments but we're all excited to be back in Chicago for another shot at the Chicago Cup. Having sailed here last year we have good knowledge of the boats and the local are so hopefully have what it takes to take this one out.  more...


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Buffalo Yacht Club celebrates 150th anniversary

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The Buffalo Yacht Club is celebrating 150 years of existence this summer.

     To mark the anniversary, the board of directors has scheduled a week of activities dedicated to the history of the club -- beginning today with a flag ceremony.

     The club began with about a dozen men who, on Aug. 10, 1860, adopted a constitution. The makeup and number of boats from the original club are not known but the current one now lists more than 300 boats in many classes.   more...



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Quantum Wins Melges32 US Nationals for Second Year in a Row

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This past weekend 15 Melges32 teams traveled to Harbor Springs, Michigan to compete for the US National Championship on beautiful Little Traverse Bay. Quantum® sails ran away with the victory for the second year in a row.

Eighteen year old Ryan DeVos led his team on Volpe to a 16 point win over a very competitive fleet using this event as one of the last tune up regattas before the Worlds this September in San Francisco. Team Volpe entered this event well prepared with a full rack of new 2010 Quantum® Melges32 class sails and displayed great speed both upwind and downwind against some of the top players in the class from around the world. more

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Beau Geste 'claimed the prize it came for' in 2010 Mac Race

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'Beau Geste pre-start 2010 Chicago Mackinac by Lu O’Neil'


The 102nd Chicago to Mackinac Race concluded Tuesday, July 27, 2010, as tradition dictates, with the party and awards ceremony in the Tea Garden of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Line honours went to the 80-foot Beau Geste for being the first of the 300-plus racing boats to cross the finish line. Karl Kwok, owner of the big sloop from Hong Kong, had made clear his intent to secure the first-to-finish honours before the race began. But after corrected times, it was the Flying Jenny VI, from Anapolis, MD, that won the coveted Mackinac Cup this year. more

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My purpose on Earth

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BEING OF A HUMBLE NATURE I don’t mention this often, but some people think I’m perfect.

Yes, they do. Perfect. Some. I didn’t say all. Ivor Tungin-Cheaque is one for a start. He’s chairman of Vigor’s Silent Fan Club and he’s my biggest fan.

But sad to say, I’m not perfect. Sorry Ivor. There is one minor flaw in my character that I recognize as an imperfection. I confess that I like to sail rings around other yachts. And “like” might be a small understatement. Take a great delight in, actually.

I did it again yesterday. Took the little Mirror for a singlehanded spin, the first time in years. Beautiful warm 10-knot breeze, cloudless sky, snow-capped Mt. Baker hovering in the background.  more...


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2010 Lake Ontario 300 will be remembered for years to come

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Living up to its billing, sailors met with high winds, extra high winds, no winds, and light winds. The leg heading south to Ford Shoal was a tight reach in high winds and the long leg westward to Niagara was at least 80 miles tacking into the wind with a variety of conditions from light to variable mixed with a few more line squalls coming across the lake. The final leg heading North across the lake to the finish varied depending what time the boats rounded Niagara, some leading boats had an easy ride across, while some boats sat in a frying pan for over four hours. It doesn't get anymore challenging than this for both the Scotch Bonnet Island and the Main Duck Island Courses. more

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102nd Chicago Mac – A race that gave you everything

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102nd Race to Mackinac, presented by Veuve Clicquot. Any sailor you ask about the conditions of the race will tell you they got a bit of everything. The fleet started on a reach in the Chicago Mac, which began Saturday, July 24th in nice winds following the storm system that passed through the city. The game changed to sailing upwind, in heavy air into early Sunday. Then winds clocked to east south east, and boats were downwind reaching and running in both heavy and light air. more

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One Man's Views on Better Sailing

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Although it has been many years, there still is a strong current that flows within me about sailboat racing. So, if you’ll excuse my long absence, in this series of articles, I will attempt to convey some thoughts about sailing – hopefully help readers improve through diligent efforts. The focus in this series is on Sunfish sailing although often the information is general.  more...


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Holland boat Sufficient Reason just misses victory in Chicago to Mackinac yacht race

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Holland yacht Sufficient Reason was the first in its section to reach the finish line in the 102nd running of the Chicago to Mackinac race, yet she finished second to Flying Jenny VI.

Sufficient Reason, a 40-foot J124 owned by Mitchell Padnos and Tracy Brand of Holland and sailed out of the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club, completed the 333-mile course (289.4 nautical miles) from Chicago's Navy Pier to Mackinac Island in 46 hours, 40 minutes.  more...


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DogDayz first to finish the 102nd Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac

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MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich.-- DogDayz skippered by Dan VandenBossche was first to cross the line in the Chicago Yacht Club’s 102nd running on the Race to Mackinac, presented by Veuve Clicquot. DogDayz, a Tartan 4100 TM CB, was part of the cruising division and finished a little after 7pm eastern time. more

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Two Lessons for Sailing.

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Well, I don’t know where to start. The last two weekends have both had some good lessons to teach us out on our Precision 23. Both lessons remind us to be careful and alert. The first one brought home the message about informing passengers about their different roles in a given circumstance. It also gave us a chance to practice our man-overboard techniques, which I’m sorry to report need more practice. Fortunately I only lost my treasured Hooper’s Yachts cap in the ordeal. As I said, the take home lesson was that the crew should be informed beforehand and not during the situation of their tasks.  more...


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Bloomfield Hills man steers boat to victory in Mackinac race

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The Natalie J, skippered and owned by cosmetic dentist Phil O’Niel III of Bloomfield Hills, was the winner of its class in the Pure Michigan Bayview Mackinac Boat Race from Port Huron to Mackinac.

The Natalie J crossed the finish line at Mackinac Island just before midnight Sunday, about six hours after the 80-foot Beau Geste of Hong Kong, according to official race results.

A member of Detroit’s Bayview Yacht Club for more than 30 years, O’Niel was “elated” as his crew of 13 completed the Cove Island Course covering 254 nautical miles.

“I go in expecting to win,” said O’Niel, whose office is at 1579 W. Big Beaver, Suite B-6, Troy.

He’s a veteran of 33 Mackinac races.   more...


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West Marine Tether Recall

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Dear Mac Skippers, Racers and Friends:

Today the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Committee received the following notice and a request that we relay this to all of our competitors and friends. Please note that we are relaying this information as a service to our sailors and to West Marine and have no affiliation with the product being recalled or with West Marine’s decision to recall the product. more

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J's Racing Lake Ontario 300

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J's sailing Lake Ontario regatta towards Toronto, Ontario

(Port Credit, Ontario, Canada)- The Lake Ontario 300 is nearing capacity again this year as over 189 boats have already registered. Demand for offshore racing in Lake Ontario continues to grow with record participation in The Susan Hood Race and LOSHRS shorthanded racing. There is a large contingent of J's sailing.  The winner of the Susan Hood Trophy Race,...  more...


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Race to Mackinac

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The Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac kicks off this Saturday, July 24! For the 102nd time since 1898, sailors will take to Lake Michigan and race the 333-mile (289.4 nautical miles) course from Chicago to Mackinac Island.  more...


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