CHICAGO (CBS) — A total of 155 boats in the Race to Mackinac Island were stranded due to too light winds.
At 2 p.m., 155 of the 240 boats were still on the racecourse, with speeds ranging from 0 to 5 knots, according to race officials. Only two of the 103 boats in the Chicago-Mackinac Trophy section—under 40 feet in length—were able to finish.
“(With a gloomy forecast for the afternoon, this year’s edition is quickly turning into a test of patience and possible food and water rationing,” race officials said in a press release.
From Sunday to Monday, 42 boats finished in the Mackinac Cup section with 98 boats – 40 feet and up – and most of the faster cruising boats, before the wind stopped.
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