Mackinac Race set for June 15

Those sailors wishing to take part in the longest single-handed freshwater race in the world should take note of the next running of the Great Lakes Singlehanded Society's Mackinac Solo Challenge, a 600-mile dash on lakes Huron and Michigan. Participants can choose between racing the length of Michigan or Huron to meet at Mackinac Island, Mich. Skippers with a real need for solitude can continue racing in the Solo Super Mac, crossing the other fleet at Mackinac and finishing at the opposite port. (Boats that begin at Chicago will continue to Port Huron and vice versa.)

The race is scheduled to depart June 15 from Chicago and Port Huron.

This represents the 24th running of the Port Huron race and the sixth running of the Chicago race.

Contact the Great Lakes Singlehanded Society for more information: Great Lakes Singlehanded Society, P.O. Box 36933, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 or by email:

By Ocean Navigator