Chicago to Mackinac yacht race starts SaturdayJul 15, 2011
The Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac is one of the longest freshwater races in the world
The 103rd running of the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac starts on Saturday. At 333 statute miles (289.4 nautical miles), the race is the oldest, annual freshwater distance race in the world, and one of the longest on freshwater. The race starts at the Chicago Lighthouse, just off of Navy Pier in Chicago, and ends at the northern end of Lake Michigan at Mackinac Island. For more information on the race go to the Chicago Yacht Club's Web site.