Over forty-five Beneteaus will be competing in the sold out 101st Running of the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. The race departs from Chicago on July 18th. The largest group represented with be the First 36.7 that race One-Design with twenty entries. A couple of the 36.7's will be competing in the new double-handed division which makes its debut this year.
The next largest group is represented by the fourteen First 40.7's. Also racing one-design, this fleet always has a competitive run up the lake in this annual race. The 'sleeper boat' of the race will be the First 10R that has doubled it's number of participants. Four First 10R's will be competing in the 2009 event. Newcomers Rod Cohee and his 'Twisted Fish' as well as Dave and Kim Hoff and "Nirvana" will be joining the fun. There are another ten Beneteau's that are racing in open divisions and the cruising division ranging in size from 36' to 45'.
Stay tuned in the months to come as the race is less than 90 days away.
To see the list of participants in this year's race visit: http://tiny.cc/maclist