Two weeks from today,
will be setting up the Official Race to Mac Gear Tent at the Chicago Yacht
Club. This is your opportunity to get official race gear and pick up those last
minute items in the Crowley’s Safety Tent. In the Safety Tent we will have
PFD’s, tethers, tape, whistles, and much more. The gear tent will have all the
goodies with the official Race to Mac logo on them. Did I mention that all the
gear this year is made by Gill? If you’re looking for some killer new foul
weather, Gill will have a nice selection of gear on sale. You’ll want to check
it out. It’s all happening.
Tent hours at the Chicago Yacht Club are:
Thursday July 17 from
Friday July 18 from
Saturday July 19 from
Oh wait, there’s more. Have you heard of the Ashore Thing? No? Well now you have. If you’re not racing, come out to the East end of Navy Pier the morning of Saturday, July 19th from and see the amazing parade of boats headed out to the start of the race. Wouldn’t you know it;
Crowley’s will be
there too in case you missed out on all the action at the yacht club.
You thought I was finished. I’m not. There’s still more to come.
Crowley’s and Gill will be up
at the Island House Hotel on .
We will have a tent set up on the front lawn of the hotel as we have in years
past. This is yet another opportunity to satisfy your Official Race to Mac Gear
cravings. Pick up “something from the island” to show you made it and weren’t
just having a bit of fun in Vegas. Mac Island
Tent hours at the Island House Hotel are:
Sunday July 20 from
Monday July 21 from
Tuesday July 22 from
Wednesday July 23 from
Of course with all of this happening outside of the yard, the Ship’s Store at
Yard will be affected slightly. On Friday, July 18 the Ship’s Store will close
at and stay closed through
the weekend. The entire store staff will either be racing or traveling to the
island or working the event in one aspect or another. Normal hours will resume
on Monday, July 21.
If you need any gear before we see you at the club, please call the store at
and press 1 for the store when prompted. If you have any questions, email me at