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Newsletter - Monday 7/18/2005 - Sailing Edition

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The first crossing of the Line - July 18, 2005

Under a lightning filled sky, with a south west breeze filling in, Holua has taken line honors for the 2005 Chicago Mackinac race.

They were followed closely by Denali, Windancer and Evolution.

The parade of 70's continues with Colt 45 next to arrive at the finish line followed by Beau Geste.

reprinted from http://www.chicagomackinac.com/2005/2005coverage/



CYC Mack Finish time as of 5:15 am

GL 70
    Sail Yacht Americap City, State 45th Call-in Time Finish Time Elapsed Time Corrected  
  USA 97503 Chance

1.140

Kohler, Wisconsin Sunday - 19:54        
  USA 18970 Nitemare

1.129

Berkeley, Illinois Sunday - 19:57        
  USA 41104 Pied Piper

1.147

Evanston, Illinois Sunday - 20:11        
  USA 77984 Pororoca

1.102

Chicago, Illinois Sunday - 21:06        
  USA 25168 Stripes

1.136

Ann Arbor, Michigan Sunday - 19:13        
  USA 87666 Thirsty Tiger

1.138

Joliet , Illinois Sunday - 19:51        
  USA 50045 Colt 45

1.140

Alpena, Michigan Sunday - 17:56 Monday - 03:32:55 37:12:55 42:25:31 1
  USA 97656 Holua

1.151

Hinsdale, Illinois Sunday - 17:19 Monday - 03:14:23 36:54:23 42:28:45 2
  USA 28115 Mirage

1.136

Chicago, Illinois Sunday - 18:22 Monday - 03:43:39 37:23:39 42:28:47 3
  USA 52701 Windancer

1.151

North Muskegon, Michigan Sunday - 17:46 Monday - 03:18:58 36:58:58 42:34:01 4
  USA 702 Evolution

1.155

Sheboygan, Wisconsin Sunday - 17:20 Monday - 03:21:48 37:01:48 42:46:10 5
 

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Chi-Mac travel progresses through the night - July 18, 2005

As the winds continue to fill in from the South, the Chicago to Mackinac fleet seems to be picking up speed as they continue up the lake.

Mid-afternoon reports indicated the fastest in Division One were still hanging tough with the tail end of the GL70's fleet. The wind had picked up to a consistent 19. With everyone flying spinnakers, the crew's were getting tan and finally starting to have fun after a long, slow Saturday night.

The buoy report for the northern half of Lake Michigan indicates a southern breeze with a continuous steady building of velocity. Currently 13.6 knots with gusts of 15.5. But the weather is a fickle thing. Current conditions in the straits are patchy fog, waves 1-2 feet and little to no wind. The forecast calls for SW 5-10, but we shall see.

The big boys will turn the corner tonight - but there is no guarantee that there will not be a large parking lot under the bridge come sun rise.

reprinted from http://www.chicagomackinac.com/2005/2005coverage/






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