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The first Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac was held in 1898 as an informal race of five boats, and Vanenna won in 51 hours. It was six years later before the second Mac ran in 1904, after which it was then held intermittently until after World War I. Since 1921, the Mac has been a highly-anticipated annual event not only by the Chicago Yacht Club immediate family but is also revered by the extended racing community and by the City of Chicago.
The Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac is a 333 statute mile (289.4 nautical miles) course starting just off Navy Pier and ending at Mackinac Island, Michigan. It is the oldest annual freshwater distance race in the world. The boats cross the finish line between the lighthouse on Round Island and Windermere Point on Mackinac Island. Recently the race has had about 330 yachts of various sizes and sections including a cruising class, multi-hull, double handed, and many one design sections. The race is by invitation only.
Singlehanded and Doublehanded classes will start on Friday. The courses consist of ocean triangles of from 65-125 miles in length, which begin and end in Narragansett Bay, and which vary for the Monohulls, Multihulls and Cruising Canvas divisions. The SOLO-TWIN is raced annually. There has been a good showing of doublehanded J/109s for this event.
- Registration Thursday 1600-2000
- Skipper’s Meeting Friday 0900
- First Start Friday 1200
- Awards Saturday 1700
One of the nation’s oldest distance races at one of the best venues on the East Coast. Edgartown Yacht Club’s three-day race weekend includes competitive buoy racing on Thursday and Friday, July 30th and 31st, and concludes with two independently scored distance races on Saturday, August 1st:
- ’Round-the-Island race (56 nautical-mile), or
- ’Round-the-Sound race (20 nautical-mile ) for those preferring a shorter course
‘RTI Entrants are guaranteed a free mooring for two nights during the event, and will be able to switch from the ’Round-the-Island race to the shorter ’Round-the-Sound race (and vice versa) by noon on Friday, July 31st.
For more information, go to www.rtirace.org or contact
Margaret Passafiume – firstname.lastname@example.org – (508) 627-4364 x18.
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The Chicago Yacht Club will host the annual Verve Cup Offshore Regatta. The event features a three-day offshore regatta, as well as a one day Distance Race. As the largest course-racing regatta in North America, Verve Cup has developed as a world-class event, attracting national and international sailing competitors. This three-day event will attract 170 yachts to the beautiful Chicago lakefront. Participating yachts range in size from 25 feet up to 80 feet in length, and carry crew from 4 to 20 persons. During the regatta, Chicago Yacht Club will welcome over 3,000 racers, spouses and guests at their Monroe harbor clubhouse. These participants are treated to three days of top quality racing, followed by food, entertainment and camaraderie.
Competitors participate in multiple races, and boats sail either with a rating handicap or a one design so that boats of different size and character can compete against one another in one of the 18 plus racing sections. Overall prizes are awarded to the top finishers in each section, with one offshore boat winning the perpetual Verve Cup Trophy. The Verve Cup trophy dates from 1893 and is Chicago Yacht Club’s oldest trophy. Overall prizes are awarded for each class of boat.
Merchandise, such as t-shirts, are available for sale to all competitors, spouses and guests. Race sponsors also set-up kiosks and displays during race week for competitors and spectators to enjoy. Food, beverages, and music are provided for each evening’s festivities.<a href=\”https://www.chicagoyachtclub.org/verveoffshore\” target=\”_blank\” rel=\”noopener noreferrer\”>Learn more about Verve Offshore.</a>
The Verve Cup Inshore Regatta is a spectacular sailing event. Hosted by the Chicago Yacht Club at Belmont Station each August, the Verve Cup is the most popular inshore regatta in Chicago. Identical One Design classes compete for two days to determine which boat has the best skipper and crew. Etchells, Shields, Luders 16, Rhodes 19, Solings, J/70s and J/24s were all part of the competition last year. Fleets only need five boats registered to participate, so mobilize your class and sign up for some great racing at Belmont this August!
This year, the Verve Cup was bigger than ever and is assured to be the best One Design sailing around. Featuring optimal late summer breezes, competitive racing, and the best race committee on the water, the Verve Cup delivers outstanding racing. Big name sponsors providing premium swag and generous free pours turn the party into a real blast. Get onboard for the Verve Cup Inshore, the best One Design Sailing event in the Midwest! <a href=\”https://www.chicagoyachtclub.org/verveinshore\” target=\”_blank\” rel=\”noopener noreferrer\”>Learn more about Verve Inshore</a>.
42 days until this event
2020 NAs Rescheduled to date TBD in 2021
The 2020 J/109 North American Championship will be held at Columbia Yacht Club as a stand alone event
Admin Tracking Status for Registered Competitors
57 days until this event
Postponed from 12-14 June due to Covid 19 – new date 28-30 August
East Coast Regatta Series Events
- Cedar Point One Design Regatta – the mandatory event (30-31 May) Canceled by Covid-19
- NYYC Annual Regatta (12-14 June) moved to 28-30 August
- American YC Fall Series at AYC (26–27 September, 3-4 October)
|Thursday||June 11||1600-1800||Registration (weigh-ins if necessary)|
|Friday||June 12||0830-1000||Registration (weigh-ins if necessary)|
|1600-1800||Registration (weigh-ins if necessary)|
|1800||Cocktails & Daily Awards party|
|Saturday||June 13||0800-0900||Registration (weigh-ins if necessary)|
|1100||Course signals for all courses|
|1800||Annual Regatta cocktails|
|1900||Annual Regatta Dinner (casual dress)|
|Sunday||June 14||1100||Course signals for all courses|
|TBD||Rolex Awards Ceremony (after racing)|