Winners crowned at Chicago-Mackinac race

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Jerry and Greg Miarecki pulled a hat trick in the 106th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, raced on Lake Michigan during the last few days. The father-and-son team have won their third consecutive Race to Mackinac on board Providence. This year, they won the Chicago-Mackinac Trophy Division with a corrected time of 41:35:28.

“We’re very honored and humbled to be a part of such an enduring tradition,” said Greg Miarecki, who currently serves as Vice Commodore of the Chicago Yacht Club. “Thanks to the Mac Committee and the Race Committee for their tremendous work. I’d also like to thank everyone on the Providence crew. All of them are great friends and excellent sailors.”

In the Mackinac Cup Division, To the Moon, owned by Robert Berg, won with a corrected time of 42:11:45. To the Moon is a Swan 42 with an 11-person crew representing the New York Yacht Club.

At 289 nautical miles, the Race to Mackinac is the oldest annual freshwater distance race in the world. “The Mac” starts at the Chicago Lighthouse just off Navy Pier and continues to Michigan’s Mackinac Island.

In the 105th running of the Race to Mackinac in 2013, 301 boats competed in the fifth consecutive sellout of the Race. See more at cycracetomackinac.com.