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2012 CYC Race to Mackinac - Race Information

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Website for the 2012 CYC Race to Mackinac - Find it here.  more...


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Lake Central freshman ready for her first 'Big Mac'

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Elise Smith learned that her gymnastics career would require her to take cortisone shots to continue competition, and her knees weren’t prepared for the strain.

So, the Schererville teenager picked a sport that required less impact and more math.

Math?

Smith started competitive sailing, and when the 104th Chicago to Mackinac race takes off Saturday, it be the first for the 14-year-old who is following in her father’s footsteps.

“I’ve always been competitive at everything, with everyone,” Smith said. “I had to do something competitive after I was out of gymnastics. I really liked sailing.”  more...



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MyNorth.com's Guide to Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Island 2012

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Mackinac Island Events: Here at MyNorth.com, we tend to get very excited about all kinds of goings-on in Northern Michigan. We love to celebrate everything and anything which recognizes the wild beauty of our remote paradise and want to share it with everyone who has the same attachment to clean, fresh water lakes, deep green forests and impossibly vivid sunsets. Officially called the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Island, "The Mac" is a perfect example of a Northern Michigan event. more...


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At 85, Iowa-bred sailor prepares for 50th Mackinac race

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Don Glasell grew up in Iowa — not exactly a mecca for competitive sailboating.

But when he was 13 and visiting relatives in Chicago, Glasell fell in love with the sport. Perhaps it was inevitable. After all, he is the nephew of boatyard owner and 13-time Race to Mackinac winner Ole Karas.

By the time Glasell moved to the city in the 1950s, Uncle Ole's racing days were over. But in 1954, Glasell joined a crew in the Chicago Yacht Club's annual race to Mackinac Island, Mich.

Now 85, the Near North Side sailor will enter the race this weekend for the 50th time in 58 years. The race, which organizers say is the world's longest on fresh water, takes about two days for most boats to complete. That means Glasell has spent more than three months of his life competing in the event sailors refer to as the Mac.  more...



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Chicago YC Race to Mackinac - Read to join Thornton onboard il mostro

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Race to Mackinac 2012, organized by the Chicago Yacht Club, gets underway on July 21. Chicago's light fixture mogul Peter Thornton purchased Puma's Volvo Open 70 il mostro, which they sailed in the 2008-9 Volvo Ocean Race, in hopes of breaking the elapsed record of the CYC Race to Mackinac and he's reuniting il mostro with its previous skipper for the 333 mile race up Lake Michigan to Mackinac Island... Kenny Read.

Roy Disney set the current record in 2002 on his Reichel Pugh 75 Pyewacket, an elapsed time of 23 hours 30 minutes and 34 seconds. This year Thornton will be up against the very well sailed MaxZ86 Windquest.

Thornton had been out of sailing since 2006, but got the bug again and was itching to go sailing again. What a big itch! His previous boat was the GL70 Hula. His track record was pretty good with a first to finish in the 2005 Mac and winning his division five times.


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Take Two

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After reading a draft of Mike Ingham’s latest article on mast bend for our September issue, I had the good fortune to hitch a ride with him and fellow Quantum sailmaker Tim Healy for some two-boat J/24 tuning on a beautiful afternoon in Newport, R.I. With about 10 knots of breeze and minimal chop, we set off with the end goal of the J/24 Worlds in Rochester, N.Y., in mind. Here’s how a couple of our experts made the most of their practice session:  more...


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Boat Week guests ought to be VIPs

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On the eve of Blue Water Fest, the five-day celebration of the Port Huron-to-Mackinac Island sailboat race — an event expected to bring tourists in the tens of thousands to Port Huron — there should be no confusion about the opportunity it presents to downtown businesses.When they announced Boat Week details in May, representatives of the Bayview Yacht Club, Port Huron and Blue Water Fest predicted that between Port Huron, Sarnia and Mackinac Island, more than 75,000 people would watch portions of the race. Most of them are likely to spend some time in downtown Port Huron — and they will patronize downtown businesses.  more...


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Bernida returns to Lake Huron

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Bernida's crew includes owner Al Declercq, Matthew Declercq, Ken Flaska, Connor Flaska, Fred Detwiler and Ward Detwiler.A modification to the keel of the Bernida may have played a role in it winning the 1925 and 1927 Mackinac races.

It certainly helped lead to it once again being entered in the race 85 years later.

“It didn’t have the name Bernida at all,” said Bart Huthwaite, who along with fellow Mackinac Island Yacht Club member Toby Murray discovered the boat in storage near Ludington. “But Toby and I knew how to identify it as the Bernida. There was a modification that the person that sailed in 1925 made to the keel. They put a shoe on it and lengthened the keel.

“We knew that it was the Bernida, so that’s what started it.”  more...


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City gets ready for party of the year

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Though it might not look like it yet, people are gearing up for Boat Week and the festivities it entails.

First responders have been attending multiple meetings to map out plans for covering the events.

“We’ve been attending all the meetings for the last few months, and we just have to get lists of officers that are going to work each event and see who will assist from outside agencies,” said Sgt. Marcy Kuehn of the Port Huron Police Department.

“We’ve been really blessed with the number of departments assisting us,” she said.  more...


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View from the crew: Chippewa back to winning ways

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Bob Wall said he’s a good delegator as skipper of Chippewa. Just not at the start of the Mackinac race.

“I love taking the boats up to the starting line – I love it, and every race I always take it up to the starting line,” Wall said. “It’s my boat, so if I collide with someone, it’s my responsibility. I’m very, very aggressive, too. I don’t mind intimidating people with my boat.

“From then on, there are other guys that are more skillful at just making the boat really go fast than me.”  more...


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New safety rules for Mackinac Race

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PTH0710 MACKINAC SAFETYThe 88th running of the Mackinac Race is right around the corner.

Boats will set sail from lower Lake Huron Saturday morning for the trek to Mackinac Island.

Race organizers hope this year’s race will be safer than any prior year because of a couple of new guidelines.

After the tragic circumstances of last year’s Chicago to Mackinac Race, in which two boaters died after their boat capsized, the race committee made changes to the safety guidelines of the race.

The first requires every person on the crew to have a knife that can be opened and operated with one hand. Crew members also must use tethers that are designed to open despite carrying weight.  more...


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Margaret Rintoul IV has hometown pride on board for Saturday's Mackinac race

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The Mackinac race is a staple of summer in Port Huron. It would only make sense to have a boat competing that is full of homegrown talent.

The Margaret Rintoul IV, a 49’6” Frers sailboat, is an Australian boat that was bought by Port Huron native Andrew Kiteley this winter.

Kiteley said that while he lives in Houston now, he relied on a little local help to get the boat ready for Mackniac. “We’ve got just an outstanding set of family and friends that helps me.”

The Margaret Rintoul IV has raced in two events so far under the current crew, which consists of many who call Port Huron home as well as Fort Gratiot, Lakeport and St. Clair.  more...


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Race To Mackinac -- Here We Go Again

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Race To Mackinac -- Here We Go AgainLast year's Race to Mackinac sailboat race from Chicago to Michigan's Mackinac Island was, by all accounts in our family, the best of times and the worst of times.

My husband and son competed in the race for the first time on a boat we'd owned for less than one year. I tracked them (or, more accurately, attempted to track them) during my drive to the island via the online race tracker...until it crashed.

And then a series of storms hit.

They converged over Lake Michigan in the middle of the night. Frantic Facebook messages were posted by panicked racers' friends and family members trying to obtain any information about their loved ones. Emails were blasted from the race committee requesting patience and understanding as details were learned and sorted out. Mayday calls were issued. Racers abandoned the race. Noses were broken by storm-driven booms crashing out of control. The Coast Guard was called.  more...



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Québec gets ready for the Transat Québec St-Malo

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The race start is only two weeks away and Québec City is already bustling with activity. As the first boats are moored in the Bassin Louise, the port, the city and the many local fans look forward to the big offshore event with eager anticipation. 14 boats line up on the pontoons and crews work relentlessly on the last details and preparations, while the remainder are arriving with a few pit stops on their way up the eastern seaboard of the US. The 24 entries must be in Québec by July 12th.  more...


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Naked ambition

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On Wednesday the world will see a side of Anna Tunnicliffe it hasn't seen before. Well, technically, the side (her right) has been seen plenty of times, but only a few have seen it like this, namely, unshrouded by clothes.

Tunnicliffe, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist in the Laser Radial and a favorite for the gold in Women’s Match Racing in the upcoming London Olympics, was one of 27 athletes chosen to participate in the fourth edition of ESPN the Magazine’s The Body issue.   more...


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