David & Peter Askew's Reiche/Pugh 74, Wizard, is the 300th entry in this year's running of the Mac. More than 300 boats have already registered for the 109th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust, one of the world’s longest-running freshwater distance races. The 333-mile sprint from Chicago to Mackinac Island, MI kicks off on Saturday, July 15, 2017 with more than 3,000 sailors approaching the start line east of Navy Pier.
Spectators can enjoy the parade of boats from the east end of Navy Pier starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 15. Participation in the 109th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac is by invitation only from Chicago Yacht Club, with locations at Chicago’s Monroe Harbor, 400 W. Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603, and Belmont Harbor, 300 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657.
For more information and the full schedule of events, click here. Real-time GPS positioning of all the racing boats will also be available by clicking the "Race Tracking" link. Racers can also be followed on Twitter using #CYCRTM.