Two dead, six rescued after boat capsizes during Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac

CLEVELAND – The search for two missing sailing race participants concluded this morning as crews found the two boaters unresponsive in the vicinity of their capsized boat. Divers from a Charlevoix County dive team found the two boaters at 8:44 a.m., EST. The two boaters were participating in the Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac. The U.S. Coast Guard received initial notification from...

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw escorts 101st Chicago to Mackinac race

CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw will escort the 101st Race to Mackinac, the world’s longest annual freshwater distance race, with an escort of 350 participating sailboats at the Navy Pier in downtown Chicago for the start of the race Saturday at 11:30 a.m.