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OLYMPICS: Tokyo 2020ne chief warns international sports federations (including World Sailing) of "major challenge" in deciding who covers ex...

Saturday, March 28, 2020

TFE LIVE SPECIAL: Today (Sunday) — Latest of the impact of COVID-19 on Olympic sailing and the America's Cup; Paul Henderson (CAN) live via Skype...

Sunday, March 22, 2020

TFE LIVE: Friday's special guest, Steve Adkins (USA), said this morning that he is "doing awesome"

Saturday, March 21, 2020

TFE LIVE: Riccardo Simoneschi (ITA) live via Skype from Genoa, on Olympic and professional sailing present and future, the CV-19 situation in the hard...

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

2020 OLYMPICS: Can London, host of the 2012 Games, be ready if the Coronavirus prevents holding them in Tokyo this summer? Or split the sports up, sai...

Thursday, February 20, 2020

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

CHICAGO, IL (#1079) – According to the Chicago Sun Times and other Chicago-area media reports, the remains of Jon Santarelli, the sailor who was washed overboard a few hours after the start last Saturday of the 110th Chicago-Mackinac race,...

Thursday, July 19, 2018

CHICAGO, IL (#1070) – Doug DeVos remembers sailing along “fat, dumb and happy” under spinnaker in 15 knots of wind on Lake Michigan in last year’s Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac when his 86-foot maxi Windquest suffered a knockdown punch. In...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

CHICAGO – Some may say, "better late than never" about Chicago Yacht Club's video, just out, recapping the July 2017 edition of the annual 333 statute-mile (290nm) race up Lake Michigan, but Matt Knighton's production is excellent, wit...

Monday, October 2, 2017

CHICAGO – Congrats to Helmut and Evan Jahn (USA) and their FLASH GORDON team who dominated the Farr 40 North Americans, never finishing worse than 2nd in the 10-race series hosted by Great Lakes Farr 40 at Chicago Yacht Club's Belmont Stati...

Saturday, September 30, 2017

CHICAGO – The World Match Racing Tour is in Chicago this weekend. Friday's blustery conditions on Lake Michigan made for some great photos. Super snapper Michele Almeida sent your Ed. some of her favorites, including the capsize by Team Neptune...

Thursday, July 20, 2017

MACKINAC ISLAND, MI – Racing in the Cruising Division 1 of the windy 109th Chicago-Mackinac Race, which started from on Friday, July 14, INFINITE DIVERSION was the earliest finisher in the long and storied history of this annual 333nm race,...

Sunday, July 16, 2017

PENTWATER, MI – A few minutes ago we went Facebook Live over on SI's FB page, www.facebook.com/sailingillustratedblog, with Christopher Beckwith (Wilmington, NC) who was crewing on David and Kim Huff's NIRVANA, the  Beneteau 10R. We were also live wi...

Sunday, July 16, 2017

CHICAGO – As we all know, often times a picture is worth a thousand words – in this case the Chi-Mac race tracker below, a screenshot from a few minutes ago. (Link to the tracker, as always, at the bottom of this post.)  Friday afternoon the Cruising...

Saturday, July 15, 2017

CHICAGO – The 109th Race to Mackinac, aka Chicago-Mac or Chi-Mac with 301 entries for the 333 mile race, got underway Friday afternoon with the start of the Cruising Division. The Racing Division starts today (Saturday).  Mic...

Monday, July 10, 2017

CHICAGO – The 109th Chicago to Mackinac Race, the oldest annual freshwater distance race in the world, starts next Saturday, July 15th off Chicago's Navy Pier. The 333 statute mile race (289.4 nautical miles) organized by Chicago Yacht...

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