"Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester when asked why he carried so much alcohol on his solo sail around the world.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Grand Hotel Deal

As of today there are 271 boats entered in the Chicago - Mac Race. Unfortunately, our sistership, Absolute, has not entered as of yet - I would really like to square off against her. Matter of fact, only one other Peterson, Blitz (Peterson 43), has entered the race, missing are Cahoots, Snafu, and the usual entourage of Peterson 34's.

And from the race committee:

I also want to alert you to a very special deal – once again this year, we have been able to secure a special room rate for Mac sailors at Grand Hotel. With so many of our race activities centered there – the Grand Porch Party, special activities for the kids, the Sailors’ Celebration on Tuesday, what better place to stay? The rate is $309.00 per night. (Plus tax and tips) It provides for up to four to a room and includes a fabulous breakfast. There is no minimum number of nights required at Grand Hotel and rooms that are paid in advance will be held regardless of when you arrive. Consider staying at Grand Hotel. It’s a great place. Call the Grand to make a reservation at 1-800-33-GRAND