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The start of the trophy division of the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac on Lake Michigan of Chicago on Saturday, July 21, 2012, from left to right front is M*A*S*H, USA 412, owned by Ronald Kallen of Highland Park, with Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club, Retention, USA 410, owned by Mark and Joni Croll of Chicago, with Chicago Yacht Club, Winnebago, USA 26300, owned by Gerald and Kathleen Thomas, of Hinsdale, with Columbia Yacht Club.

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Due to little wind boats are bunched up, and have to avoid crossing sails, at the start of the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac on Lake Michigan near Chicago on Saturday, July 21.

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Cynthia, USA 6869, owned by Andrew Grootendorst and James DeVries of Coloma, Michigan, with St Joseph River Yacht Club, at the start of the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac on Lake Michigan of Chicago on Saturday, July 21.

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A Chicago Fire Department boat was on on hand spraying water across the Chicago skyline before the start of the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac on Lake Michigan of Chicago on Saturday, July 21.

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Crew members on board Night Moves, USA 25999, owned by Henry Mistele of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, with Bayview Yacht Club, prepare the boat for the start at the Chicago Yacht Club harbor.

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Sailboats lead by Fantome, right front, USA 6949, owned by Deirdre Martin, of Chicago, with Chicago Yacht Club, at the start of the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac on Lake Michigan pass Navy Prier in Chicago on Saturday, July 21.

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A crew member on Wind Czar owned by Richard Lehmann, of Paradise Valley, AZ, from Little Traverse Yacht Club, prepares for the start of the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac on Lake Michigan.

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Grytviken, USA 30509, center yellow, owned by Piotr Madrzyk, of Bloomingdale, with the Polish Yacht Club Chicago, at the start of the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac on Lake Michigan near Chicago on Saturday, July 21.

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Crew members on board Paradigm Shift, USA 25578, owned by Dave Dickerson, Steve Daube, and John Brofman, of Hinsdale, with Chicago Yacht Club raise sail to start of the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac on Lake Michigan near Chicago on Saturday, July 21.

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A U.S. Coast Guard ship was near Split Decision, right, USA 82, owned by Mark Norris, of Chicago, with the Chicago Yacht Club, just before the start of the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac on Lake Michigan near Chicago on Saturday, July 21.

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Crew members wait for the start of the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac on Lake Michigan on Saturday, July 21.

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The start of the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac on Lake Michigan near Chicago on Saturday, July 21.

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The 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac travels past the Chicago Skyline.

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Redhawk owned by Mark Janda, of Bloomington, MN, with Wayzata Yacht Club gets a little wind in her sail at the start of the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac on Lake Michigan of Chicago on Saturday, July 21.

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The start of the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac on Lake Michigan near Chicago on Saturday, July 21.

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Crew members on board Wind Czar owned by Richard Lehmann, of Paradise Valley, AZ, from Little Traverse Yacht Club, prepare to raise the sail for the start of the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac on Lake Michigan of Chicago on Saturday, July 21.

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The start of the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac on Lake Michigan near Chicago on Saturday, July 21.

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The crew of Houqua, USA 4212, owned by Jack Andree, of Muskegon, MI, with Muskegon Yacht Club is able to get a little wind in the boats sail.

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With little to wind sailboats, including Split Decision, second from left, USA 82, owned by Mark Norris of Chicago, with Chicago Yacht Club, were bunched up at the start of the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac on Lake Michigan of Chicago on Saturday, July 21.

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The start of the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac on Lake Michigan in Chicago on Saturday, July 21.

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A crew member on aboard ZippyR, USA 37, owned by Spencer Thomason, of New Berlin, Wisconsin, with Milwaukee Yacht Club takes a break just before the start of the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac on Lake Michigan.

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Crew of the Karizmaddie, USA 50662, owned by Patrick Reynolds and Linda Sadlowski, of Chicago, with Hammond Yacht Club get wind int the sail at the start of the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac on Lake Michigan near Chicago on Saturday, July 21.

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The start of the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac.

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The start of the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac on Lake Michigan near Chicago on Saturday, July 21.

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The start of the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac on Lake Michigan near Chicago on Saturday, July 21.

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Houqua, USA 42121, owned by Jack Andree, of Muskegon, MI, with Muskegon Yacht Club, at the start of the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac.

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Gallery updated: 7/22/2012 8:28 AM

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