On Board EQUATION
Santa Cruz 70
Follow EQUATION in the 2019 Chicago Mackinac race,
Saturday, July 13th,
EQUATION start is at 1:30 pm (Central Time) – Class: Section 1
Mackinac Cup Division – Section 1 – Scheduled Starting Time: Saturday 1330 CDT
For Crew and Detailed Information of Equation
Click here – http://competitor.cycracetomackinac.com/boatdetail.cfm?ID=536
For race info go to http://www.cycracetomackinac.com/the-race
|Section 01 / Chicago-Mackinac Trophy Division|
|Sail number||Boat Name||Yacht Type||Length||Club||ORR UP||ORR AP||ORR OW|
|USA 97999||Arctos||Andrews 70||68||Bayview Yacht Club||1.1691||1.1685||1.1573|
|USA 52575||Defiance||Judel-Vrolijk 66||66||Chicago Yacht Club||1.2226||1.2214||1.2103|
|USA 84003||Denali^3||Ker 46+||46||Little Traverse Yacht Club||1.1491||1.1566||1.1464|
|USA 52701||Dynamis||Santa Cruz 70||68||Detroit Yacht Club||1.1263||1.1316||1.1265|
|USA 323||Equation||Santa Cruz 70||68||Bayview Yacht Club||1.1274||1.1336||1.1302|
|USA 70||Evolution||Santa Cruz 70||68||Bayview Yacht Club||1.1228||1.1276||1.1220|
|USA 88528||Heartbreaker||Transpac 52||52||Macatawa Bay Yacht Club||1.2432||1.2512||1.2370|
|USA 143||Longbow||Owen Clarke 40||40||None||1.1394||1.1411||1.0915|
|USA 52329||Mockingbird||Transpac 52||52||Columbia Yacht Club||1.1829||1.1973||1.1988|
|USA 5252||Natalie J||Transpac 52||52||Bayview Yacht Club||1.1810||1.1940||1.1907|
|USA 77984||Sagamore||Nelson Marek 68||68||Chicago Yacht Club||1.0768||1.0837||1.0839|
|USA 25168||Stripes||Santa Cruz 70||68||Bayview Yacht Club||1.1146||1.1217||1.1213|
|USA 482||Talisman||Botin Carkeek 58||58.4||Little Traverse Yacht Club||1.1048||1.1027||1.0998|
|USA 52012||Vincitore||Reichel/Pugh 52||52||Chicago Yacht Club||1.1728||1.1845||1.1868|
|USA 52015||Windquest||Transpac 52||52||Macatawa Bay Yacht Club||1.2473||1.2547||1.2380|
Now the fun part….
This is how you can track EQUATION in Section 1
The Yellowbrick Race Tracking Viewer can be viewed by these methods:
Online at http://cf.yb.tl/chicagomack2018
iPhone and iPad users can download the Yellowbrick app at:
Android users can download the race viewer at:
At the left side of the screen click teams.
At the top of the small box select Class filter.
Check Class: Section 1
After you see the boats on the map, you can put the mouse over a boat and it will pop up to give you the name and speed.
If you click on a boat it will give you speed and heading.
The crew of EQUATION celebrates their 2018 win in the Overall Cup Division at the Chicago Yacht Club.
“A slow Bayview Mackinac race is in the books. The start was postponed until 4:10 PM on Saturday and we finished on Monday about the same time. We had our share of 00.00 on the knot meeter as well as biting flies which made it hard to sleep. We had two beautiful sunsets and two new-moon star filled nights. We had 17 incredible characters pushing this 70 foot boat as hard as we could during the whole race. We had a great start in almost no wind. We had a great battle with Details after the start but got out into the lead. We fought hard all the way to Cove Island light but Stripes ended up beating us there by about a mile. Details was 3 1/2 miles and Evolution was 15 miles behind us. After Cove Island we had the 3-A up and were reaching at 10 Kts. straight towards the island. We sailed by Stripes and were gaining huge amounts on the boats behind us. Then the wind shut off again and Evolution and Details passed us by going hard left after Cove Island. They ended up passing us by catching a huge left shift in all places Hammond Bay. With 20 mile beat to go we were behind them all. This set up a great 4 boat battle to see who would get line honors for our class. The wind was blowing 15 plus and shifting a lot. Equation with its new keel and 17 guys on the rail sailed right through the fleet. We were the 4th boat to the finish line. Only three A class boats beat us to the island. We were first to finish in our class by 4 minutes but corrected to 3rd in class. Stripes and Details saved their time on us. Thanks to Bill Alcott and Tom Anderson for providing the awesome sailing machine Equation. Thanks also to Stu Thompson and Austin Colpaert for having the boat so well prepared.”
“Wow, Equation first in class! First over all so far in the 333 mile Chicago to Mackinac race. One of the toughest races I ever competed in. It blew hard from the north up to 30 kts the whole way with huge waves. We never put up a spinnaker or a jib top or a staysail. It was up wind against the waves the whole way. We had 17 crew that never left the rail. Most of the crew only went below to put dry clothes on or bring snacks up for the rest of the crew. WHAT A SUPER HUMAN EFFORT!!! The big difference was when the call was made to sail right up the middle of the lake on port tack Sunday morning taking the best of what Lake Michigan had to offer, WOW. The pounding Equation and the crew took was brutal, but we got a 25 degree left wind shift with lots of leverage and reached across the fleet with a huge lead we would never relinquish. We finished at 4:00 am this morning (July 23), and all the bars were closed, but don’t worry we will get our fair share today.”