by Lauren Saalmuller, Posted October 30, 2013After facing a dismasting just off the coast of Spain during a 1,000-mile Mini Transat qualifier last April, which resulted in being airlifted, hospitalized and left him with several broken bones in his left hand, skipper Jeffrey MacFarlane has overcome the odds and is the only American to be sailing in the 2013 Mini Transat.
by Sail Staff, Posted March 10, 2008One of the biggest wildcards in the next Volvo Ocean Race will be the role of the dedicated media man. This crewmember will not have an actual sailing role (it remains to be seen if he/she can even help out with domestic duties such as cleaning the galley), but instead will be responsible for shooting still- and video footage of the boats as they rip their way around the world. This job will
by Sail Staff, Posted July 18, 2008Call it a milestone because it is. The 100th running of the Race to Mackinacaka the Chicago-Mac, 400+ boats over the start line as of July 19is unprecedented in American sailing. Call it Lake Michigan because a lake it is, but it's also an inland sea, and this event is run under offshore regulations. Call it unprecedented because the Race to Mackinac celebrated
by Tom Nunlist, Posted April 15, 2009The Mackinac Island Yacht Club will have its 6th annual MacMan Challenge July 23-25 this summer. The 125-mile distance race runs from Mackinac Island to Manitoulin Island, with a stopover in Gore Bay, before heading on to the finishing line in Little Current, and includes nighttime
by Sail Staff, Posted August 6, 2009With limited wind throughout the 101st Chicago to Mackinac race, many would consider it ordinary. Except perhaps the nine-member crew on Zoom, who made it extraordinary, by winning the Chicago Mackinac Trophy with a corrected time 55:09.53.“It was very satisfying,” said skipper Mike Newman. “It was a strange feeling. All we did was sail the boat. There was no
American Ryan Breymaier and his teammate, Boris Herrmann, aboard the Open 60 Neutrogena in sixth