Yacht Race 1

Bright and early last Saturday morning, I snapped the first few yachts that I saw coming under the bridge from Chicago. This was nearing the finish line for the 101 st Chicago to Mackinac Island Yacht race.

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About thirty minutes later, fog started rolling in from the east just as I saw this yacht coming under the bridge. If you notice, the fog is not rolling onto the road side of the bridge. It appears to be sneaking under the bridge to bring a challenge to the sailors.
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By late morning, the fog had dissipated and the yachts continued to come sometimes in groups, other times solo.

Last year I commented on the fact that I was disappointed the sails of the yachts were all in beige…nothing has changed. I saw only one red sail. To me, the colorful sails are stunning next to the beautiful blue water. I think I would rather have a colorful sail if I were sailing the big lakes (NOT VERY LIKELY!) because if anything should happen, it would be easier to spot a bright red sail in the water than it would to spot a beige sail. However, beige or red sails, I still enjoy the site of these yachts coming under the Mighty Mac.

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