Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mac Sells out with 375 boat fleet

April 8, 2010 (CHICAGO) -- The Chicago Yacht Club announced today that the 102nd Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, Presented by Veuve Clicquot is sold out at 375 paid entries.
'We are very pleased that the race continues to have such a wide appeal across the region and nationally. We are especially pleased that we could open up the race to more boats in 2010 to meet the increase in demand,' said Greg Freeman, Race Chair.

Boats that want to enter the race may ask to be put on the wait list. Interested skippers should contact the Chicago Yacht Club at the e-mail address below.

'There are always boats that drop out and we’ll do our best to accommodate as many of the wait listed boats as we can. We encourage them to submit their entries as soon as possible since the wait list will be managed on a first come, first served basis,' Freeman adds

One design fleet requests for the 2010 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac need to be submitted by Friday, April 9, 2010.

The Schedule of Events for the 2010 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac is posted on the race website at

For more information please contact

About Chicago Yacht Club: The Chicago Yacht Club is one of the oldest and most respected yacht clubs in the world. Today, the club boasts a membership of nearly 1500 boating enthusiasts, and is one of the preeminent organizers of regattas, races and predicted-log events in the United States. The club offers an array of spectacular off-the-water amenities, including fine dining and full-service catering at both its Monroe and Belmont stations.

About the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac: At 333 miles (289.4 nautical miles), the Race to Mackinac is the oldest annual freshwater distance race in the world. ‘The Mac’ starts at the Chicago Lighthouse, just off Navy Pier and continues to Mackinac Island. Competing boats cross the finish line between the lighthouse on Round Island and a fixed mark on Mackinac Island. 2009 marked the 101st Running of the Race to Mackinac in which 350 boats competed.

About Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin: Since its creation in 1772, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin played an instrumental role in establishing and evolving the champagne industry as we know it today. Located in Reims, France, Veuve Clicquot prides itself on utilizing only the most distinct grapes from their vineyards for each bottle. Now, over 200 years later, Veuve Clicquot Champagne inspires the world to 'Be Clicquot': modern, audacious and premium quality. These values, set forth by the ground-breaking and extraordinary Madame Clicquot and maintained by generations of Clicquot drinkers, promise a remarkable experience with each sip of Veuve Clicquot Champagne.