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The 110th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust Releases 2018 Safety Regulations
The 110th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust Releases the 2018 Safety Regulations

CHICAGO, IL (January 22, 2018):
The Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, presented by Wintrust, announced today the publication on the Race’s website of the 2018 editions of the Chicago Mackinac Safety Regulations (CMSRs) for Monohull and Multihull competitors.

“The Mac has a deep, abiding commitment to safety, and the CMSRs are one way we honor that commitment,” said Race Chair Sarah Renz. “The Committee spends the fall reviewing best practices, consulting with experts, and judging the current worldwide state of safety equipment recommendations for offshore races, to ensure that our CMSRs represent the most current knowledge in offshore safety.”

Renz said that the documents include change logs which highlighted new requirements for 2018. These include requiring a handheld VHF radio with DSC capability; requiring the ability to mark the position of a crew overboard electronically; and requiring lifelines made of stainless steel due to the propensity of some other materials to fail due to chafe.

Interested competitors can download the CMSRs from the Race Documents section of the Race website, cycracetomackinac.com.

About the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac: At 333 miles (289.4 nautical miles), the Race to Mackinac is one of the world’s longest running freshwater distance races. ‘The Mac’ starts at the Chicago Lighthouse just east of Navy Pier and continues to Mackinac Island, MI. The Race can be followed online via Facebook, Twitter (#CYCRTM) and the race tracking app – YB Tracking. See more at cycracetomackinac.com.

About Chicago Yacht Club: Founded in 1875, the Chicago Yacht Club is one of the oldest and most respected yacht clubs in the world. Its mission is to encourage, promote, and develop knowledge, participation, and enjoyment of all aspects of yachting. To that end, the Club hosts many world class competitions, including its signature Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac and numerous North American and World Championships. The Club is also recognized as a leader in sailing education, with one of the largest junior sailing programs in the United States. The Club is home to more than 1400 members, including a winning America’s Cup skipper, Olympic medalists and hopefuls, and outstanding boaters of all types, from ages 4 to 104. The Club offers year-round activities for its diverse membership at two locations on the city’s shoreline, at Monroe and Belmont Harbors. Learn more at chicagoyachtclub.org