Race Results

Chicago to Mac Results

From tragedy and big seas to flat calm and floating, the 110th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac (CYCRTM) presented by Wintrust, was truly a race of extremes. Our sailing community suffered a tragic loss when Jon Santarelli, a crew member aboard Imedi, fell overboard and was not recovered.

The first 24 hours the 288 racing teams beat upwind in a northerly 15-25 knots, with six-to-eight foot seas as they sailed up Lake Michigan. As the low moved east, the wind lightened and a weak high-pressure system met the fleet in the northern part of the lake. After several hours, a gentle lake breeze filled in to bring to bulk of the fleet to the finish line. More than 100 boats finished between 1 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. Click Here to see full article on the CYC webpage.

Congratulations to Don Condit and his crew aboard the Roxy on getting 3rd place in the Cruising 1 Section and 4th overall in the cruising division. Congratulations are also due to Tracy Brand who competed in his 50th Chicago to Mackinac Race & will be recognized as a Master Mariner by the Island Goats Sailing Society next May. Tracy had a party at the Iroquois hotel with his crew and several close friends to celebrate the achievement.  Thanks to all the members who sailed in the Mac for showing this is a sailing club! To see the full results Click here. Below is a shortened version with our members highlighted.


Photo from Pat Moody’s article about the 2018 Mac race on the website Moody on the Market


The below photos are of the Roxy crew courtesy of Don Condit.


2018 Queens Cup

MBYC was well represented with 9 boats competing in the Queen’s Cup race from Milwaukee to Grand Haven, hosted by South Shore Yacht Club of Milwaukee on June 22, 2018.  All boats competed under the PHRF rule, and some elected to be scored also under ORR.
Notable PHRF finishes include:
Willie J (Doug Petter) – 2nd in Section 2 and 4th overall,
Sufficient Reason (Mitch Padnos) – 2nd in Section 1,
Roxy (Don Condit) – 3rd in Section 5,
Utah (Brad Faber) – 2nd in J111
Under the ORR rule:
Sufficient Reason (Mitch Padnos) – 2nd in Section A and 3rd overall
Hearty congratulations to our top finishers and all who competed in this popular race.
Click here for the PHRF results and Click here for the ORR results. MBYC members are highlighted in yellow.

2018 Tripp Cup

Seven boats from MBYC competed in the Tripp Memorial Cup Race from Muskegon to Milwaukee on June 20, 2018.  They competed under the PHRF rule, and notable MBYC finishes were:
Roxy (Don Condit) – 1st in PHRF 3 and 2nd overall
Willie J (Doug Petter) – 2nd in PHRF 1
Utah (Bradley Faber) – 2nd in PHRF 2
Gauntlet (Guy Heistand) – 3rd in PHRF 2
Congrats on these excellent results and to all who competed.
Click here to see the race results.

Below are the results of the 2018 Leukemia Cup and Commodores Cup/Great Lakes Championship. MBYC members who raced are highlighted in yellow.

2017 Queens Cup results

2017 Tripp Cup results

2017 Commodores Cup Results

To see all events, both future and past, for 2016 at Macatawa Bay Yacht Club on Yacht Scoring Click here.

Click here to be taken to the races results for the 2016 Commodores Cup at Yacht Scoring.