It was a race that will be remembered as “one for the books.” The 113th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac didn’t break any official records, but probably did for the lightning strikes during Saturday night’s storms or the number of waves over the bow on Sunday night. It was one of the overall fastest races in recent years. In total, out of the 244 registered, 29 boats retired or chose to withdraw, with reasons ranging from the weather, shredded sails, equipment failures, to major and minor injuries. The J105 teams proved to be up for the challenge with the fleet all scoring in the top half of the Mackinac Division. Sealark, Flying Pig, & Kinship finished 5th, 8th, & 12th in the overall Division.

This was Sealark’s second consecutive first place finish and we want to give Kinship a shout out for doing so well in their inaugural Mac. Congratulations to all the finishers. This was a tough one. And as always happens after a shower and the Mac Party we all agreed: Can’t wait till next year!