Race to Mackinac on

July 18, 2009 6:57:06 PM PDT
The race to Mackinac Island is now well under way. Participants set sail after the annual Parade of Boats at Navy Pier.This year marks the 101st Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac.

The 333-mile competition is one of the oldest and most prestigious freshwater sailing races in the world. Three hundred fifty boats with more than 3,000 sailors are taking part.

The awards ceremony on Mackinac Island is planned for Tuesday afternoon.