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Race to Mackinac IslandThe Chicago to Mackinac Sailboat Race is run by the Chicago Yacht Club. It is one of the longest fresh-water races in the world, with hundreds of boats entering the race each year. It starts off the mouth of the Chicago River in Chicago, crosses Lake Michigan, barely enters Lake Huron, and finishes in the Round Island Channel, off Mackinac Island, Michigan. The race course runs 333 mi (536 km). Roy E. Disney set the monohull record, 23 hours, 30 minutes, in Pyewacket in 2002. Sailors who have completed 25 of these annual races are called Island Goats. In 1959, The Island Goats Sailing Society was formed with 10 of these sailors and By 2008, the society had grown to 270 members in good standing.
At the Start in ChicagoNot all the image galleries in this section are completed our GALLERY is still being updated
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Arriving in Chicago


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33 files, last one added on Aug 11, 2013
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Chicago's Skyline


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54 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2013
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Chicago Yacht Club


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34 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2013
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Pre-Race Festivities


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30 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2013
Album viewed 56 times

Parade of Boats / Mackinac Race


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81 files, last one added on Aug 11, 2013
Album viewed 75 times

More Mackinac Boat Images


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234 files, last one added on Aug 11, 2013
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The Starting Line


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47 files, last one added on Aug 09, 2013
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A Boat Called NANA


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68 files, last one added on Jul 26, 2016
Album viewed 80 times

Red Witch


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33 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2013
Album viewed 162 times

2016 Crew Images


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303 files, last one added on Jul 28, 2016
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10 albums on 1 page(s)

At the Finish at Mackinac IslandNot all the image galleries in this section are completed our GALLERY is still being updated
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Mackinac Island


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52 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2013
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Mackinaw Bridge - Daytime


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70 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2013
Album viewed 57 times

Mackinaw Bridge - Night


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7 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2013
Album viewed 38 times

Mackinaw City


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29 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2013
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4 albums on 1 page(s)

Chicago's Air & Water ShowFeatured acts from over the years
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Chicago's Air & Water Show


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101 files, last one added on Aug 01, 2013
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1 albums on 1 page(s)

Tall Ships Visit ChicagoTall Ship FestivalNavy Pier proudly welcomed more than 20 majestic and historic tall ships from around the world. For the first time in Chicago, a tall ships festival of this size will be located in one place: Navy Pier. Visitors can view all of them, board up to 12 of the vessels, and even take daily sails aboard five of the tall ships. The pageantry kicked-off with an opening day Parade of Sail on Lake Michigan. As these storied ships with their billowing sails make their way to Navy Pier's docks, they'll form the perfect backdrop for the official Opening Ceremony. Ships were docked in three Festival locations at Navy Per: Nautical Mile (North Dock), Canada Cove (NW Wall at the front of the Pier) and America Alley (SW Wall at the front of the Pier). Although the tall ships are the "stars" of our festival, the event also offered fun activities for kids at the Children's Village, international entertainment at three festival stages, and nightly fireworks shows.
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Tall Ships Arriving


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54 files, last one added on Aug 09, 2013
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Tall Ships at Navy Pier


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96 files, last one added on Aug 01, 2013
Album viewed 148 times

Aboard a Tall Ship


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50 files, last one added on Aug 01, 2013
Album viewed 646 times

The Denis Sullivan


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19 files, last one added on Aug 03, 2013
Album viewed 87 times

The Red Witch


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67 files, last one added on Aug 01, 2013
Album viewed 109 times

 

5 albums on 1 page(s)

The Queen's Cup RaceThe Queen's Cup is the one of the oldest cups in world-yachting that is still offered for competition every year. The history of the cup dates back to an age when both British Victorian silverwork and English sailing yachts were without rival anywhere in the world
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Before the Queen's Cup Race


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88 files, last one added on Aug 03, 2013
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Queen's Cup Starting Line


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137 files, last one added on Aug 03, 2013
Album viewed 167 times

Queen's Cup Race


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200 files, last one added on Aug 03, 2013
Album viewed 156 times

3 albums on 1 page(s)

Waukegan Yacht Club - Into The WindNot all the image galleries in this section are completed our GALLERY is still being updated
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Sail Awards Banquet


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144 files, last one added on Aug 02, 2013
Album viewed 79 times

Sail Awards Togo Party


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231 files, last one added on Aug 02, 2013
Album viewed 86 times

Waukegan Yacht Club Division 1


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40 files, last one added on Aug 02, 2013
Album viewed 65 times

Waukegan Yacht Club Division 2


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28 files, last one added on Aug 02, 2013
Album viewed 66 times

Waukegan Yacht Club Division 3


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42 files, last one added on Aug 02, 2013
Album viewed 73 times

Waukegan Yacht Club Division 4


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31 files, last one added on Aug 02, 2013
Album viewed 54 times

Waukegan Yacht Club Division 5


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46 files, last one added on Aug 02, 2013
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Waukegan Yacht Club Division - around the mark


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60 files, last one added on Aug 02, 2013
Album viewed 105 times

 

8 albums on 1 page(s)


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