A Chicago resident ended up abandoning his sailboat near the Grand Haven State Park on Sunday evening after he got caught too close to shore with his sail up and motor off, police said.
One-hundred and thirty-seven boats crossed the starting line in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the 80th annual Queen’s Cup Regatta, but only 111 boats finished at the Grand Haven municipal marina Saturday morning.
A 41-year-old Milwaukee died during the Queen’s Cup sailboat race from Milwaukee to Grand Haven.
Local sailor recalls past Queen's Cup races
Trio of events could lead to a crazy weekend in Grand Haven
The overnight sailboat race across Lake Michigan departs from Milwaukee for Grand Haven on Friday, June 22.
Spring Lake’s Nick Krueger fell in round one of match play Monday, Chariots of Fire lit up the Junior Olympic track and the Grand River Sailing Club held a new lite instructional race.
Crazy winds blew dozens of boats out of the 109th Chicago-to-Mackinac sailboat race last weekend, but one local crew managed to hang in until the end.