Chicago-Mackinac 1980

In July of 1980 I was invited to sail the Chicago-Mackinac race aboard “Immigrant” a 47 foot Ed Dubois design, weighing 17,000 pounds; belonging to Bill McAteer. A very progressive and interesting boat to sail. My first experience sailing a boat with a short keel, requiring keen concentration to sail upwind. The wind did not free up until the end of the race building to 40 knots for the finish. We had a lively run in.

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