Mac Solo Challenges
The Mac Solo Challenges Start on June 24, 2017
The Mac Solo Challenges consist of the Port Huron to Mackinac Island Challenge (230 nautical miles), the Chicago to Mackinac Island Challenge (287 nautical miles), the Super Mac (517 nautical miles), and the Super Mac and Back (1034 nautical miles). The Challenges are held annually, generally taking place on the third or fourth Saturday in June. The 2017 Challenges will start on June 24, 2017. These two Challenges, run concurrently, and feature a common finish line at Mackinac Island. The President's Cup Trophy is awarded to the first time finisher on each lake who has the fastest corrected time. An awards luncheon takes place on Mackinac Island on the Wednesday following the start of the Challenges, and non-member skippers who successfully complete either Challenge will be awarded lifetime membership in the Society.
The documents for the 2017 Mac Solo Challenges are posted below. You may view them on-line, print them out directly from your web browser, or download and save them to your computer. Each form is a PDF file - if you don't have Adobe Reader™ installed on your computer, it is available as a free download by clicking the button below.
2017 GLSS Mac Solo Challenge Notice of Race
Non-GLSS members who wish to enter either the Chicago or Port Huron to Mackinac Solo Challenge, must submit a Sailing Resumé and also a Solo Passage Documentation form to be considered for entry. Early submission of these documents will allow the GLSS Board of Directors ample time for review, and provide you with time to correct any deficiencies. Non-GLSS members can submit the sailing resume and passage documentation to the Mac Race chair, Mark Gannon. Mark can be contacted at 708-826-9151. Please send any email to GLSSMacRaceChair@gmail.com, and US mail to 1474 Radcliff Lane, Aurora, IL 60502
Use PayPal to submit your entry fee
Note that using PayPal alone does not enter you in the event. You must submit an entry either via the online method using the 2017 GLSS Mac Solo Challenge On-Line Entry form, or by completing the paper entry form and mailing it to the address on the application.