104th Running of the Chicago / Mac - SailNet Community
 7Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 31 Old 07-10-2012 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
sailortjk1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Porter, IN
Posts: 4,647
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 11
   
104th Running of the Chicago / Mac

The annual Chicago to Mackinaw Race will be starting in about one week.
http://www.cycracetomackinac.com/

For those of you that don't know, The Race is one of the oldest and largest fresh water races in the world. At over 330 Miles it is also the longest.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago...inac_Boat_Race

This year the race will include the entry of the vessel "Julianna". Julianna will be competing in the cruising division and will have a crew of Tim, Julie, T43C, Sailchick, Bubba2, & Izzy.

This whole idea was the brainstorm of Bubba and Izzy. I can take no credit for anything, as it was all their idea. (That way if things go South it is all their fault).

We are in the final stages of preparations for our start on 07/20. As a first time competitor I cannot believe the hoops required to jump through. We started our planning back in February after talking with representatives of the Chicago Yacht Club at The Strictly Sail Show. It started with "Requesting an Invitation" to Being Accepted and one last hurtles is the safety inspection. After that we are free to race.

Thanks again to Bubba and Izzy for organizing this, to the entire crew, and to all of those who show and continue to show support on our behalf.

My goal is to not finish last, but it is possible. Even in the Cruising Division the competition is intense. I heard the winner from our division last year just went out and spent over 20K on new sails. Oh well, so be it.
We go with help from Zephyrus.

Courtney is My Hero

If a man is to be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most - E.B. White
sailortjk1 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 31 Old 07-10-2012
Last Man Standing
 
smackdaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 14,569
Thanks: 153
Thanked 149 Times in 142 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Re: 104th Running of the Chicago / Mac

Tim,

Bubb posted about this in the AFOC thread. I can't wait for the write up and pics from you guys on this! Man am I jealous!!

Have a great race. And go for the glory!!!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

S/V Dawn Treader - 1989 Hunter Legend 40
smackdaddy is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 31 Old 07-11-2012
Currently, between boats.
 
ChicagoNewport27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 112
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Re: 104th Running of the Chicago / Mac

I think Tim forgot to mention... For anyone who is interested in showing your support in this way, you can pick up a tshirt, sweatshirt, hoodie, or tote bag here. Many different styles and colors are available.

The apparel is priced $5 over cost, 100% of which goes directly to help offset trip costs.



There's something for everyone there. Even a t-shirt design festooned with flamingos.
bubb2 and captainrizzo like this.
ChicagoNewport27 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 31 Old 07-14-2012
Senior Member
 
paulk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
Posts: 2,609
Thanks: 4
Thanked 26 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 16
 
Re: 104th Running of the Chicago / Mac

Be ready for anything on this race. We once had half an inch of hail land on deck in about 30 seconds. Fifteen seconds later, 50 knots of wind blasted it all off as we scudded along at 8 knots with no sails up. Then flat calm. Have fun & sail fast.
paulk is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 31 Old 07-15-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: New York
Posts: 5,829
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 15
     
Re: 104th Running of the Chicago / Mac

Happy to report the boat and crew arrived safely in Chicago. 100+ miles Holland MI. to Chicago. 16 hours, wind on the nose with storms in area during the over night. On to Mackinac.

About 4am we did see the aurora borealis caused by the resent solar flares. Not as vivid as further north, but the northern lights never the less.

Staging here in Chicago for our start Friday.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Never Forgotten

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bubb2 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 31 Old 07-18-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 524
Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Re: 104th Running of the Chicago / Mac

Good Luck guys and ladies. Forecast in the north is for 10-20 from the south. Sounds like the chute will be out a lot if the forecast holds. Have a great time.
tomandchris is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 31 Old 07-18-2012
Last Man Standing
 
smackdaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 14,569
Thanks: 153
Thanked 149 Times in 142 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Re: 104th Running of the Chicago / Mac

I'm countin' it down guys!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

S/V Dawn Treader - 1989 Hunter Legend 40
smackdaddy is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 31 Old 07-19-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 339
Thanks: 2
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: 104th Running of the Chicago / Mac

Good luck. Friday's forecast doesn't look that great. Hopefully your boat goes to weather. Maybe we will see you later in the race. I'll be on Absolut, a Beneteau 38S5 in section 7 starting Saturday at 11:30 Saturday morning.

Last edited by Sanduskysailor; 07-19-2012 at 03:23 PM.
Sanduskysailor is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 31 Old 07-19-2012
Senior Member
 
captainrizzo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 176
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: 104th Running of the Chicago / Mac

Tim, have an awesome time! Take lots of photos! If there are no pics...it didn't happen!

-Riz
2005 Catalina 350 Grazia

"If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood. Just teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea"
Antoine de Saint

My Blog:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
captainrizzo is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 31 Old 07-19-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: New York
Posts: 5,829
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 15
     
Re: 104th Running of the Chicago / Mac

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sanduskysailor View Post
Good luck. Friday's forecast doesn't look that great. Hopefully you boat goes to weather. Maybe we will see you later in the race. I'll be on Absolut, a Beneteau 38S5 in section 7 starting Saturday at 11:30 Saturday morning.
good luck to you


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Never Forgotten

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bubb2 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Get Ready for the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Island! - Traverse NewsReader News Feeds 0 06-11-2012 01:00 PM
A S not running? Capnblu General Discussion (sailing related) 2 10-01-2009 09:40 PM
running rig kennyarmes Gear & Maintenance 10 01-14-2008 10:45 PM
Cal 33'' running rig dshearn Gear & Maintenance 10 05-12-2004 10:09 AM
Running on WD-40 Sue & Larry Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 07-30-2002 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome