11 July 2015

2015 Chicago to Mackinac Yacht Race, Sailing Videos

UPDATE (July 13, 2015 - 1:00 UTC)- CYCRTM Fleet closing in on finish, winds light. source: http://cf.yb.tl/chicagomack2015#

107th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, Presented by Wintrust - 324 Sailboats will make the 333 mile voyage from Chicago, IL to Mackinac Island, MI.

2015 Chicago to Mackinac Yacht Race (RTM), starts July 11, 2015: "The Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Island is a race like no other. More than three hundred fifty boats leave Chicago every July for a dash to Mackinac Island. Learn more about the race here."


2015 Race to Mackinac Morning Skippers' Meeting -
107th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, presented by Wintrust - 2015 Cruising Division Skippers' Meeting & Weather Briefing - published on Jul 10, 2015



A look back at the 2014 Race to Mackinac from Froeter Design Company on Vimeo.
The 2014 Chicago to Mackinac Yacht Race aboard Chief was 289 non-stop nautical miles. For 106 years the race has been many things. It's an annual ritual, a reunion, a test of skill, of boat handling and navigational judgement and once in a while, sanity. When it's all said and done it's about relationships, stories and the greatest of memories. This film short was captured on GoPro 3 and 3+ black edition cameras. The aerial footage was shot with a Phantom 2 quadcopter. Mike Noble wrote the narration. The video editing was done with Adobe After Effects at Froeter Design. Morgan Fingleton of Shaggy Dog Productions did the sound design.


Anticipation  #CYCRTM

Chicago to Mackinac race: See who's giving Amway heirs' yacht some competition | MLive.com: "Cory Dangler sells cars during the week. But this weekend, he and his crew of three buddies will sail his tri-hulled boat, Solstice, in the prestigious 107th Chicago Yacht Club to Mackinac race. "It's something that was on my bucket list my entire life," said Dangler, the owner of Auto Exchange of Holland and a sailor since he was 10. Solstice is one of 82 Michigan-based vessels to enter the classic race, which begins at the Chicago Lighthouse just off Navy Pier on Friday and ends at Mackinac Island sometime over the weekend, depending on the weather conditions. More than 330 yachts are entered, according to race officials. Dangler, whose 28-foot vessel is one of the smaller boats entered in the race, will be up against some of the fastest sailing vessels in the world, including Windquest, the 86-foot yacht owned by Amway Corp. scions Dick and Doug DeVos..."


Destination - Mackinac Island - Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac
(presented by Veuve Clicquot)

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