Pentwater channel is plenty deep this year, and the Pentwater Yacht Club will again welcome some of the Great Lakes’ most experienced sailors at its annual “Back from the Mac” party. The public can buy tickets and join in the fun.
The food and music event is expected to attract some two dozen racing sailboats and their crews. They are returning to Chicago and other home ports after competing in the Chicago Yacht Club’s 112th Race to Mackinac.
From 5-8 p.m., a buffet is offered. A cash bar is available from 5 p.m. until midnight.
Live music with the Rocket Fuel Haulers starts at 8 p. m.
Some 270 boats – 30 to 80 feet long — are entered in this year’s grueling race that typically takes 40-60 hours. Boats stopping in Pentwater on their way home will have sailed some 500 nautical miles since the start of the race. For more information, call the Yacht Club at 231-869-8921.