Chicago to Mackinac race
The crews of more than 350 yachts are preparing to set sail in this year’s Chicago-to-Mackinac Island race, a Lake Michigan tradition that’s more than a century old.
A sailboat that capsized in a storm during the annual race from Chicago to Mackinac Island, killing two crew members, was not suited for the competition because its sails were too big for its weight, a sailing group says.
The crew of a sailboat that capsized on Lake Michigan during a July storm acted properly and no one is at fault in the mishap that killed two people, a Michigan sheriff said Friday.
Some dramatic video has been released on a fatal boat tragedy earlier this week in Lake Michigan.
The sponsor of a boat race from Chicago to Mackinac Island says it will investigate the capsizing of a sailing vessel that caused the deaths of two crew members during a storm in northern Lake Michigan.
The Coast Guard says divers have recovered the bodies of two people missing since their boat capsized in Lake Michigan the annual Chicago-to-Mackinac Island race.