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Race to Mackinac IslandThe Chicago to Mackinac Sailboat Race is run by the Chicago Yacht Club. It is one of the longest fresh-water races in the world, with hundreds of boats entering the race each year. It starts off the mouth of the Chicago River in Chicago, crosses Lake Michigan, barely enters Lake Huron, and finishes in the Round Island Channel, off Mackinac Island, Michigan. The race course runs 333 mi (536 km). Roy E. Disney set the monohull record, 23 hours, 30 minutes, in Pyewacket in 2002. Sailors who have completed 25 of these annual races are called Island Goats. In 1959, The Island Goats Sailing Society was formed with 10 of these sailors and By 2008, the society had grown to 270 members in good standing.
Chicago's Air & Water ShowFeatured acts from over the years
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101 files, last one added on Aug 01, 2013
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Tall Ships Visit ChicagoTall Ship FestivalNavy Pier proudly welcomed more than 20 majestic and historic tall ships from around the world. For the first time in Chicago, a tall ships festival of this size will be located in one place: Navy Pier. Visitors can view all of them, board up to 12 of the vessels, and even take daily sails aboard five of the tall ships. The pageantry kicked-off with an opening day Parade of Sail on Lake Michigan. As these storied ships with their billowing sails make their way to Navy Pier's docks, they'll form the perfect backdrop for the official Opening Ceremony. Ships were docked in three Festival locations at Navy Per: Nautical Mile (North Dock), Canada Cove (NW Wall at the front of the Pier) and America Alley (SW Wall at the front of the Pier). Although the tall ships are the "stars" of our festival, the event also offered fun activities for kids at the Children's Village, international entertainment at three festival stages, and nightly fireworks shows.
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Tall Ships Arriving


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54 files, last one added on Aug 09, 2013
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Tall Ships at Navy Pier


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96 files, last one added on Aug 01, 2013
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Aboard a Tall Ship


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50 files, last one added on Aug 01, 2013
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The Denis Sullivan


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19 files, last one added on Aug 03, 2013
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The Red Witch


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67 files, last one added on Aug 01, 2013
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5 albums on 1 page(s)

The Queen's Cup RaceThe Queen's Cup is the one of the oldest cups in world-yachting that is still offered for competition every year. The history of the cup dates back to an age when both British Victorian silverwork and English sailing yachts were without rival anywhere in the world
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Before the Queen's Cup Race


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88 files, last one added on Aug 03, 2013
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Queen's Cup Starting Line


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137 files, last one added on Aug 03, 2013
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Queen's Cup Race


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200 files, last one added on Aug 03, 2013
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3 albums on 1 page(s)

Waukegan Yacht Club - Into The WindNot all the image galleries in this section are completed our GALLERY is still being updated
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Sail Awards Banquet


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144 files, last one added on Aug 02, 2013
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Sail Awards Togo Party


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231 files, last one added on Aug 02, 2013
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Waukegan Yacht Club Division 1


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40 files, last one added on Aug 02, 2013
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Waukegan Yacht Club Division 2


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28 files, last one added on Aug 02, 2013
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Waukegan Yacht Club Division 3


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42 files, last one added on Aug 02, 2013
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Waukegan Yacht Club Division 4


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31 files, last one added on Aug 02, 2013
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Waukegan Yacht Club Division 5


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46 files, last one added on Aug 02, 2013
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Waukegan Yacht Club Division - around the mark


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60 files, last one added on Aug 02, 2013
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8 albums on 1 page(s)

Around the WorldNEW Galleries are being added on a regular basis.
Mariachi FestivalThe Mariachi Heritage Foundation presents the 2nd Annual Chicago Mariachi Festival at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Stage in Millennium Park
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Jay Pritzker Pavilion


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Millennium Park, Chicago Illinois, USA

14 files, last one added on Jul 05, 2016
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Mariachi Heritage Foundation Student Ensembles


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Beginning - Intermediate - Advanced

14 files, last one added on Jul 05, 2016
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Mariachi Cobre


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Epcot / Disney Parks / Orlando Florida
featuring Back of the Yards Ballet Folklorico

36 files, last one added on Jul 05, 2016
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Mariachi International Los Perez


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Nochistlan, Zacatecas, Mexico
featuring Mexican Dance Ensemble

24 files, last one added on Jul 06, 2016
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Mariachi Aztlan


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of the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, Texas
featuring Academy of Mexican Dance and Music

12 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2016
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Mariachi Monumental de Mexico


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The Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago Illinois USA
featuring The Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago

9 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2016
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The Grand Finale


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The evening came to a spectacular end as all the performers joined together for the last few selections

14 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2016
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7 albums on 1 page(s)

Norge Ski Club
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Norge Ski Jump Competition


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88 files, last one added on Aug 01, 2013
Album viewed 116 times

Norge Ski Jump Awards


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36 files, last one added on Aug 01, 2013
Album viewed 125 times

 

2 albums on 1 page(s)

Lake County Triathlon
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Triathlon in Lake Zurich


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216 files, last one added on Aug 02, 2013
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1 albums on 1 page(s)


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