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Crews Readying Yachts For Mackinac Island 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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/21/2012

The sailboat WingNuts floats upside down in Lake Michigan, off the coast of Charlevoix, Mich., Monday, July 18, 2011.  (AP Photo/John L. Russell)

Group: Boat In Fatal Great Lakes Accident Unstable

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/31/2011

The sailboat WingNuts floats upside down in Lake Michigan, off the coast of Charlevoix, Mich., Monday, July 18, 2011.  (AP Photo/John L. Russell)

Sheriff Finds No Fault In Fatal Boat Mishap

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/08/2011

The sailboat WingNuts floats upside down in Lake Michigan, off the coast of Charlevoix, Mich., Monday, July 18, 2011.  (AP Photo/John L. Russell)

Video Captures Boat Race Tragedy

Some dramatic video has been released on a fatal boat tragedy earlier this week in Lake Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/20/2011

The sailboat WingNuts floats upside down in Lake Michigan, off the coast of Charlevoix, Mich., Monday, July 18, 2011.  (AP Photo/John L. Russell)

Club Promises Inquiry Into Fatal Boat Race Mishap

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/19/2011

Coast Guard personnel depart on a search and rescue mission.  File (credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Coast Guard: 2 Missing Boaters Found Dead

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/18/2011

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