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queens cup The 72nd sailing of the Queen's Cup Race will be held on June 25, 2010. This is an over-night race from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Grand Haven, Michigan. The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first start is 5:55 PM CDT. 180-200 boats are expected to participate.

The race is open to boats of the LMPHRF, LMPHRF multihull, and onedesign classes that meet the following restrictions:

a) 10 entries are required for a onedesign class, except 3 entries for the GL 70 class. If the minimum requirement is not met, the entries may be assigned to the PHRF fleet.

b) 5 multihull entries are required for there to be a multihull fleet.

c) 5 entries are required for the short-handed division.

Registration will take place from 11:00 AM on Thursday, June 24, through 3:00 PM on Friday. The Queen's Cup Cocktail Party will be held on Thursday, starting at 6:00 PM.

Countdown to the VELUX 5 OCEANS: La Rochelle (France) October, 17, 2010.
A victorious Bernard Stamm wins the VELUX 5 Oceans race in 2007. The solo
Swiss sailor led all three legs, aboard his yacht Cheminees Poujoulat during
the race and arrived into Bilbao, Basque Region, Spain in first place to take the
outright win on this final leg from Norfolk, Virginia, USA. Photo: WWI/onEdition Milwaukee's Summerfest celebration will be going on that Thursday and Friday. It is a fun place to spend a few hours, and will have shuttle buses running between the Summerfest grounds and SSYC both days.

For additional information, please contact SSYC at: (414) 481 2331 or

Chicago to Mac Race Sells out with 375 boat fleet

The Chicago Yacht Club announced that the 102nd Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, Presented by Veuve Clicquot is sold out at 375 paid entries.

“We are very pleased that the race continues to have such a wide appeal across the region and nationally. We are especially pleased that we could open up the race to more boats in 2010 to meet the increase in demand,” said Greg Freeman, Race Chair.

Boats that want to enter the race may ask to be put on the wait list. Interested skippers should contact the Chicago Yacht Club at the e-mail address below.

“There are always boats that drop out and we’ll do our best to accommodate as many of the wait listed boats as we can. We encourage them to submit their entries as soon as possible since the wait list will be managed on a first come, first served basis,” Freeman adds The Schedule of Events for the 2010 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac is posted on the race website at

For more information contact