the 2006 Chicago - Mackinac Race is underway
this pic was taken by my husband from Navy Pier in Chicago as we left the dock for the start, on the last Mac Race I did, 2002. This is what it looked like out there at the start that year. Go look, those are some great pics. I can't even tell you what it looked like at the end of the race. That was the year of the big blow, and countless boats sustained serious damage - from blown out sails to broken masts, poles, and in one case, capsize and rescue. We broke a few pc's of hardware and blew out a couple of sails, but nothing compared to some of the damage.
track race here (if you want to track Relentless, they are competing in section 4)
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