"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.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Race registration off to a great start, expected to sell out

The Chicago - Mackinac Race committee has announced that after only two weeks of the registration being open they already have over 200 entries. They fully expect the race to sell out early with 375 boats and 3,500 sailors. Last year's race saw 365 entrants start the 333 mile sailing adventure that starts at the Chicago Lighthouse, just off of Navy Pier and continues to Mackinac Island.