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HOOK Race 2013
The first HOOK Race was sailed in 1984 with 12 boats racing from Racine, WI to Menominee, MI. Bud Garcia, RYC Past Commodore, and John Bennett, Custom Sails, ran the HOOK Race during its first 5 years. In 1986 the finish location was changed to Sturgeon Bay, WI. To date, the fastest elapsed time was just under 24 hours in 1987, by Foxfire, a Hunter 54 owned by Mark Westdale.
The Hook Race has return to the M&M Yacht Club in Menominee MI www.mmyc.org . Having returned to ‘OurRoots’ will make your finish of the 30thconsecutive HOOK Race a pleasurable experience. After the finish line you are only a quarter mile from your dock and facilities that make you feel right at home. M&M Yacht Club is located at the marina and just 100 yards away is 1st Street with restaurants, pubs and shopping. Take a look, M&MYC .
It has been determined by Hook Race Management that the total distance for all sections including the Doubleheaders has been revised to 189 nm. As this, the 30th running of the Hook Race, it was decided that the same course used during the first running of the race would be the most advantageous to all racers. Official course and distance will be provided in the Sailing Instructions.
The HOOK Race combines strong competition with the navigational challenge of Death’s Door. Finishing the race in Menominee provides opportunities for cruising vacations afterwards. The M&M YC has several races planned for the following week culminating with their 100 Miler. The Hook Race is a Category 3 race open to all sailboats eligible to make a race of this distance and duration. Any questions please contact me – we will get back to you.
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|2013 The HOOK Race and low Lake Michigan water levels!|
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|HOOK Update as 4/24/2013|
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