sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : CYC Race to Mackinac - Infinite Diversion first in Cruising Division
CYC Race to Mackinac - Infinite Diversion first in Cruising Division


'Infinite Diversion - 105th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac'    Chicago Yacht Club ©

In the Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac, congratulations are in order for Infinite Diversion, a Hanse 630 owned and skippered by Joseph Haas, on being first to finish in the cruising division. Haas, a past commodore at the Chicago Yacht Club, finished with his crew of seven at 13:48 CDT. This is the second year in a row that Infinite Diversion has crossed the finish line first in its division, but this years’ time far surpassed last year’s 22:37 CDT finish.

Haas said there were some low spots with low winds rounding Point Betsie that allowed his competitors to catch up, but they were able to pull ahead through the Manitous.

'We always have a great time on the race. We didn’t stop the entire way until the finish when we ran into some problems. Past the bridge we encountered an easterly breeze under spinnaker and just got slammed,' Haas said.

The 42 boats in the cruising division this year set sail at 3:10 p.m. CDT on Friday.

The next closest boats to the finish line in the cruising fleet are Roxy, Lugnuts and Jug Band.

This is the first year the race has had a first to finish award in the cruising fleet. For Haas, that means his boat has secured a spot in the race’s history.

'This is a great crew with a lot of experience and I’m happy to race with them,' he said. 'Compared to past races, this one was the most fun. We finished first and now I get my name on a trophy forever.'

Racing fleet update:

In the hotly-contested Turbo section, Il Mostro and Windquest have been neck and neck throughout the race, but as of 4:30 p.m. CDT Windquest was leading Il Mostro by approximately 6.6 nautical miles, with Windquest passing by Gray’s Reef.

Windquest is going 9.3 knots and is 20 nautical miles from the finish and Il Mostro is going five knots and is 26.6 nautical miles from the finish.

CYC Race to Mackinac website


by Rachelle Treiber

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=111958

10:04 PM Sun 14 Jul 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

15 Jul 2013  CYC Race to Mackinac - Better than expected so far
14 Jul 2013  CYC Race to Mackinac - Racing fleet off and running
25 Jan 2013  CYC Race to Mackinac 2013 - NOR and Safety Regulations released






News - USA and the World

























HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle














America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ
















Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew by Rich Roberts (As Amended by ISAF),




2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race by Patricia Nelder, Nova Scotia








Earth Day boater tips
Anna Tunnicliffe - from CrossFit to Extreme 40's
Charleston Race Week - Photos by Chris Howell
Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata
Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics prepares for USA
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete
Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event
Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website
International Optimist Regatta Clinic and Team Race - Register now!
Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Day 3 finale
America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall
C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic/Regatta - Entries start to roll in
50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences
Clipper Race 10 Day 27: Closing stages - Qingdao to San Francisco
Canfield, Williams, Bruni, Swinton in Congressional Cup final four
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week - Day 2   
Audi Melges 20 Charleston Race Week - Perfect conditions in Charleston   
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Full on ocean conditions for day 3   
PWA World Tour - A taste of things to come at La Torche + Video   
Women's International Match Racing Series kicks off in June   
Melges 32 Audi Tron Sailing Series - Action shots by Max Ranchi   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Frustrating conditions   
Man rescued after falling overboard in Pacific taken to hospital   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Youth leading Melges 20   
Congressional Cup - Canfield leads toward Congressional Cup sailoffs   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Perfection for Day 1   
America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report *Feature   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Will light winds hamper progress?   
Les Voiles de St. Barth - Preparing to rock Saint Barthélemy waters   
Clipper Round the World Race - OneDLL and Qingdao now in San Francisco   
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ up against funding hurdle for year *Feature   
Melges 32 Sailing Series Napoli - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   
Melges 32 Sailing Series - Napoli action shots by Max Ranchi   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica launch new boat   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
X6XL WAS US