The 100th Chicago to Mackinac Sailboat Race

This weekend the 100th Race to Mackinac will start – I’ll be aboard the Valkyrie, a J120. You can track our progress and all the other boats up the lake by following the below instructions.

This will be my fourth Mac – always a bit of apprehension involved, this year lots of excitement as it’s the 100th and all sorts of hoopla and fanfare involved. Should be a great race! We leave Saturday afternoon and will sail 24 hours a day for 2-3 days, hoping to arrive sometime on Monday.

Dear Sailors and Friends,

As you know all boats in the 2008 Race to Mackinac will be tracked by GPS transponders from iBoat. We encourage you to go to the tracking site on-line throughout the race, as boat positions will be updated hourly as they make their way up the Lake.

To track the boats, go to and click on the button that says “Track the Race to Mackinac.” This will take you to the tracking page where you can follow the race. In order to help you learn the site, we’ve put together a short how-to document. Click Here to download it.

We encourage you to forward this on to your family, friends and co-workers so that all can enjoy following this historic event.


One Response to The 100th Chicago to Mackinac Sailboat Race

  1. Mrs. Orlov says:

    Good Luck Tom! You are going to kick ass! Can’t wait to hear about it and to celebrate your bday over dinner super soon. We’ll be thinking about you this weekend.

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