Wednesday, July 2

It's All Happening

Two weeks from today, Crowley’s 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 12pm–8pm
Friday July 18 from 9am-11pm
Saturday July 19 from 8am-12pm

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 10am-1pm 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 Mac Island. 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.

Tent hours at the Island House Hotel are:
Sunday July 20 from 4-7pm
Monday July 21 from 10am-7pm
Tuesday July 22 from 10am-7pm
Wednesday July 23 from 8am-12pm

Of course with all of this happening outside of the yard, the Ship’s Store at Crowley’s Yacht Yard will be affected slightly. On Friday, July 18 the Ship’s Store will close at 3:30pm 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.

Crowley’s Ship’s Store summer hours are:
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday 8am-4pm
Sunday Closed

If you need any gear before we see you at the club, please call the store at 773.221.9990 and press 1 for the store when prompted. If you have any questions, email me at

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