Joseph Conrad Yacht Club Chicago


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Joseph Conrad Yacht Club ma nową siedzibę. Jest nią statek Konrad, którego chrzest odbył się w sobotę 6 lipca. Matką chrzestną została Konsul Generalny RP w Chicago Paulina Kapuścińska. Łódź będzie cumowała w nowo wybudowany porcie przy 31 ulicy

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Dear Fellow Racers:

As all of us set off on our adventure this week, we leave behind friends, family and others who enjoy the adventure of the Mac vicariously through us. This year, we put together this 'Fan's Guide' so you can share it with those following along. We hope it's useful, and we encourage feedback.

Please forward this to your friends and family so they can follow along.

See you in a couple of days!

Lou Sandoval
105th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Presented by Veuve Clicquot

Fan's Guide to the 105th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac


There are three ways to view some of the race boats before the race:

1) In the days leading up to the Race, many race boats are docked at the Chicago Yacht Club's Monroe Station, at the corner of Lake Shore Drive and Monroe in Chicago. While for safety reasons the Club's grounds are closed to the general public, the boats are easy to see from the lakeshore path just north of Monroe Street.

2) Ashore Thing, the Parade of Boats, on Saturday, July 13, from 10 am - 2 pm, provides a great opportunity for the public as well as family and friends to see the boats pass by the end of Navy Pier on their way to the start. Hosted by our friends at Michigan Avenue Magazine, this family-friendly event is the best way to watch the boats before the race. The event is free and open to the public, but we suggest you RSVP at
. Can't make it down to the Pier? The Parade of Boats will be televised and webcast by NBC:

3) On the water. If you have access to a boat, you can watch the racers start and head up the lake. However, please be aware that there is a safety zone around the start area which the USCG will be patrolling to keep spectators from interfering with racers. We also request that boaters stay well clear of the racing boats at all times, and that power boats in particular attempt to steer clear. Boat wakes and wind shadows can have a huge affect on a racing sailboat; please honor the race and common boating courtesy by keeping wakes to a minimum and staying at least 500 yards away from all racing boats.


The Mac has a strong presence on both Facebook and Twitter. Leading up to and during the race, we will be posting frequent updates so our competitors, friends and family can stay tuned in with what's happening.

We encourage you to 'like' the race on Facebook at and to follow the race on Twitter at

Additionally, many crew members and boats have their own Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as accounts on Instagram and other similar services. We encourage our racers to tag all their posts with the hashtag ‪#‎CYCRTM‬ to make it easy for you to find posts related to the race, but of course, ask your friends who are racing how to follow their boats.

We are encouraging all participants to tag their posts and Tweets and photos with #CYCRTM to make it easier for you to search for them.


During the Race, experienced Mac racer and former race vice chairman Winn Soldani will be providing frequent video and written updates about the race on the Race's home page, Follow along on the home page, or Facebook, to hear Winn's 'color commentary' about the Race. You can learn a lot about the strategy of long-distance racing as well as the history of the race and the weather affecting the sailors from Winn.

Winn will also be handing feedback and questions via our Facebook page, so we encourage you to follow the race there and post any questions you have for Winn.

In addition to Winn's commentary during the race, we have selected fifteen boats to act as on the water reporters. Using enhanced Yellowbrick tracking devices (see below), these boats will be able to post short updates to Twitter during the race. These updates will appear on the Race's Twitter feed. Follow us on Twitter, or view the feed on the Mac home page. We hope this on-the-water coverage will help bring the race home to all of you.


For the second year, we have engaged Yellowbrick Tracking, the leading provider of tracking services for offshore yacht races. Each boat in the race will be equipped with a tracker that sends a 'ping' about every ten minutes through a satellite showing its location on the race course.

From your computer, tracking is available via a link at the top of the Mac homepage,
. The link will go live sometime Thursday, so check after that. Yellowbrick relies on Flash technology, so the web page is incompatible with iOS (iPad and iPhone) and most Android devices. To track the race on those platforms, you'll need to download a free App from the appropriate App store. To download the app, visit this page:

Once you download the App, you will need to 'buy' the Mac race from within the app. Although Yellowbrick charges for most races, the Mac Committee is covering this cost for our friends and families, so you will not be charged. The race will appear in available races sometime on Thursday.

We hope all of our friends and family have fun watching us and following along as we race up the Lake!

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Contact Info: Ania Piotrowska / Ania Zabrzewska

Gift from the Heart / Dar Serca Foundation

Phone: (847)-671-2711 /

JUNE 30th MYSTIC BLUE. "Cruisin' for Charity II" to Benefit Gift from the Heart Foundation/Dar Serca and the children with disabilities whom we assist.

"Cruisin' for Charity" - A Navy Pier Luxury cruise event to benefit the Gift from the Heart Foundation, assisting children with disabilities since 1988: Sunday, June 30th 2013 12:30pm to 4:00pm. Enjoy this beautiful summer day on the sunny waters of Lake Michigan, to support programs for kids with disabilities provided by Gift from the Heart Foundation/Dar Serca. On Sunday, June 30th from 12:30pm to 4pm, guests will board luxury the MYSTIC BLUE cruise ship departing from Navy Pier, Chicago. 

Ticket are:  $75.00 – pre-sale until June 14th and $ 95.00 after.

All proceeds will benefit the children of Gift from the Heart Foundation/Dar Serca. This event will sell out! Included in the ticket price is a buffet dinner and open bar! Throughout the event, guests are welcome to network and mingle on all levels of the luxury boat, enjoy captivating views of the Chicago skyline and dance to the DJ's mix of music as well as a live band “The Voices”-- sure to get the boat rockin'. Participants will also have an opportunity to win an assortment of raffle prizes, with all proceeds benefiting Gift from the Heart Foundation/Dar Serca. Gift from the Heart Foundation/Dar Serca, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that helps children with disabilities receive the medical treatment that they urgently need. The Foundation brings seriously ill and disabled children from European countries to the US and helps them receive high-quality medical care and treatments that are unattainable in their home countries. Over the past 20 years, Gift from the Heart Foundation has helped several hundred children receive modern medical treatments from the highest-quality clinics in the United States. 

Thank you

For more info and online ordering please visit or call (847)-671-2711 Monday- Friday 10am to 4pm

Copyright © 2013 Gift from the Heart Foundation, All rights reserved. 


Serdecznie zapraszamy wszystkich czlonkow,ich rodziny i sympatykow naszego klubu JCYC na uroczyste chrzciny naszego statku,w ktorym bedzie miescil sie nasz klub.Uroczystosc ta odbedzie sie 6 lipca 20013 w porcie przy 31-szej ulicy

 2pm- otwarcie lodki ,zwiedzanie

 4pm- czesc oficjalna z udzialem konsula Pauliny Kapuscinskiej ,ktora bedzie matka chrzestna naszej lodzi.

Wstep: $15  JCYC members

            $ 25 non-members


DJ life music


party after

This year, the club purchased a new vessel which will serve club meetings, entertainment, and as a relaxation spot for all club members, enthusiastic sailors, and friends. 
The club boat will be launched in the spring of 2013 and dock in the 31-st street Chicago Harbor.
Anyone who would like to join JCYC sailing community is welcome !!!


W koncu mamy siedzibe klubu. Zostala zakupiona barka. Obecnie trwa zmudna praca nad jej renowacja.Zostanie ona odnowiona,pomalowana,w srodku przerobiona na potrzeby klubu.Naszych klubowych kontraktorow prosimy o wsparcie i pomoc w pracy.Wszystkie rece, projekty i pomyslymile sa widziane !