Chicago Mac Race

This year Chicago Mac race had around 300 boats start but because of high winds on Lake Michigan 52 boats pulled out including the Doug DeVos’s Windquest plus a couple others from the MBYC. The finish of the race though was slow as the wind died down near the finish.

John Palmer won 1st place on his boat Trois Vignes in the cruising division with Don Condit taking second on Roxy. The following photos are of John Palmer and his crew in navy and their start of the Mac plus a photo of Don Condit & his crew in red.

Bob Hughes boat Heartbreaker won second place in the turbo division and second overall in the Mac race. Below is a photo taken out in Lake Michigan on Heartbreaker and one on stage.

Mitch Padnos also placed well on his new boat Tsunami which won second place in section 3 of the Mac race. Below is a crew photo and one of them on stage.

Below is a photo of Doug Petter’s crew for the Willie J which placed fourth in section 3 of the Mac race.

Below in white is Eric Wynsma’s crew of Usual Suspects which placed sixth in section 2 of the Mac and in red is Brad Faber’s crew aboard the Utah which placed fifth in the J111 division.