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Sail Through Summer
July on Mackinac Island - the days are warm and sunny, the nights are pleasantly cool and full of stars, and the fun is boundless. Summer also brings a myriad of fabulous maritime events for our guests’ entertainment, and July’s lineup is listed here. First, it's off to the races on July 13 with the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Island. This prestigious annual race is the world’s longest freshwater sailing event and attracts top competitors from all over the country. July 17 brings the Chicago Mac Week Round the Island Race, featuring sailboats from the Chi-Mac Race and the Mackinac area.
July 20-22 will see the return of a Mackinac favorite, the Bell’s Beer Bayview to Mackinac Race. This exciting annual race from Port Huron to Mackinac Island is hosted by the Bayview Yacht Club and showcases sailors from all over the world. Lastly, set sail on the Veuve Cruise on July 28. You’ll cruise the Straits of Mackinac while sampling Veuve Clicquot offerings. This Sip n’ Sail cruise also features live music by Owen James, and proceeds go toward support of the island’s arts and culture programs. To book your reservation, call us at (844) 246-0650.