Posts in category "Race to Mackinac"

Earth, Wind & Fire: A Race To Mackinac Video In The Making (Part 3)

Earth, Wind & Fire: A Race To Mackinac Video In The Making (Part 3)
FIRE While Chris Froeter worked to edit the memories he’d captured on video during CHIEF’s 4th Race to Mackinac, a fire destroyed his family’s Evanston, Illinois, home, along with nearly all the Froeters’ possessions. The date was Friday, March 20th, 2015. SKIP TO PART 1 OF THIS SERIES (EARTH) SKIP TO PART 2 OF THIS... Read more »

Earth, Wind & Fire: A Race To Mackinac Video In The Making (Part 2)

Earth, Wind & Fire: A Race To Mackinac Video In The Making (Part 2)
WIND CHIEF’s First Race To Mackinac After a whirlwind summer purchasing and prepping our new boat, I stood on the docks on July 16th, 2011, preparing to say goodbye to my husband, my 13-year-old son and the 6 other crewmembers racing in our new boat’s first Race To Mackinac as CHIEF. The crew was provisioned... Read more »

Earth, Wind & Fire: A Race To Mackinac Video In The Making (Part 1)

Earth, Wind & Fire: A Race To Mackinac Video In The Making (Part 1)
I believe every journey presents opportunities to connect with others, especially when the travelers remain open to discovery. Once anchored and nurtured, friendship and community thrive as support systems, preserved indefinitely for all of those who choose to learn — and share – the backstories and perspectives of others. And so, upon previewing this just-released... Read more »
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Hello, Sailor! Behind The Scenes of CYC's 2015 Race To Mackinac Promo Video

Hello, Sailor! Behind The Scenes of CYC's 2015 Race To Mackinac Promo Video
In 2014, my husband, a sailor, gathered his crew of 8 for a fourth consecutive Race to Mackinac, the world’s longest freshwater race from Chicago to Mackinac Island in Michigan. The 7 other sailors on our Beneteau First 10R, CHIEF, included our 16-year-old son, family friends and a hilarious new guy, a copywriter by the name... Read more »

2014 Race To Mackinac

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The annual Race to Mackinac (pronounced MAC-in-awe) is sailing’s Freshwater Marathon, and this year’s 106th race marks my husband’s 4th. Twenty-six summers ago, when Mike and I were interns in Chicago riding the METRA to and from our respective parents’ homes, he confided a dream. “Before I die,” he’d said, “I want to crew on... Read more »

Race To Mackinac -- Here We Go Again

Race To Mackinac -- Here We Go Again
Last year’s Race to Mackinac sailboat race from Chicago to Michigan’s Mackinac Island was, by all accounts in our family, the best of times and the worst of times. My husband and son competed in the race for the first time on a boat we’d owned for less than one year. I tracked them (or,... Read more »
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