You are cordially invited to submit your Request for Invitation to the 2013 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac using the on-line application below. (NOTE: You are not required to submit a Request if you have competed in one of the previous four Mac races as the "Invited Competitor" - you will automatically be considered for invitation via our system)
Before you begin, please review the Notice and Conditions of Race (if available) and the Mackinac Safety Regulations (MSR) that are appropriate for your boat (monohull or multihull). Also review the "Seamanship & Safety Skills Checklist". This document will assist you in assessing whether or not you and your crew have the necessary skills and experience to compete in a Category III Offshore race. Please Note: 1. the minimum stability index requirements for the race as defined in the Notice and Conditions of Race. If you have any questions on your boat's eligibility based on the stated stability index, please contact email@example.com for details. 2. If your RFI is approved and you accept, you should refer to NOR requirement 18 for specifics on pre-Race Safety Inspections.
The request process is in two steps. First, fill in the required personal, boat, and crew information in the data form (which begins below), and then, when complete, submit that information to the Selections Committee. Please note that the system is designed to allow you to save your information, if not complete, so that you can return and submit it at a later date when complete information is available.
All required details (indicated by "*") must be completed before your Request for Invitation will be considered complete by the system and be eligible for submission to the Selections Committee by hitting the "SUBMIT" button. Again, if you do not have all the necessary information at the time, select SAVE to preserve the data you have entered in order to access it later and complete and submit your RFI. After successful submission, you will receive an automatic email response letter from the Selections Committee. The Committee will then review your completed data and with 2-3 weeks and contact you if additional information is needed.
While some information, including a current rating certificate, is not required at this stage, it will be required to complete your registration if you are approved for an Invitation by the Selections Committee and receive one. We therefore encourage you to be as complete as possible in your initial submission.
Your correct email address is very important. All information about your Request, Invitation and the Race will be sent via email so make sure it is always current and accurate. We will send you an email receipt immediately after you complete the data from below. If you do not receive a welcoming email within a few hours, please check your email spam folder and filter settings.
Entering the information below exactly as requested is also very important. Please enter boat lengths in decimal feet (e.g. 37.75). Do not use "ft" or "feet". Yacht type is generally the Model and length as described on your certificate (e.g. j105, Beneteau 36.7, Catalina 400 WK, etc.). Registration number and state of Registration are required.
The Selections Committee will review your completed request soon after you have submitted it and will contact you if they need any additional information to evaluate your request. We anticipate Invitations will be issued to approved requesters beginning in mid to late-February, dependent on space limitations and number of returning competitors entered. If you have not received an emailed Invitation by the date specified in the Notice and Conditions of Race, please contact the Race Coordinator at 312-861-7771 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest in the oldest annual fresh water race in the world. We look forward to seeing you on the starting line!