Re: 104th Running of the Chicago / Mac
A few years ago a boat was brought from the West Coast to try and break Roy Disney's record for the Chi-Mac. This was a big boat, kanting keel, state of the art at the time. They prepped the boat in Holland, Mi. and the shakedown was the Port Huron-Mac. Prior to the race in training the mast failed. Big problem? No, they had a spare in Holland just in case. The estimated cost of the spare......$1,000,000! Just in case.
Inexpensive sport at some levels, not at those.