Race To Mackinac Institutes New Safety Measures After Drowning Of Sailor Jon Santarelli Last YearThe 111th annual Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac begins on Friday, with new safety measures in place after the death of sailor Jon Santarelli in last year’s race.
Chicago Yacht Club To Release Report On Race To Mackinac DrowningExperienced sailor, Jon Santarelli, fell into Lake Michigan last summer during the Race to Mackinac, but the life vest he was wearing did not inflate.
Malfunctioning Inflatable Vest May Have Caused Sailor's DeathThe U.S. Coast Guard did get a chance to inspect the remains of the vest after the cremation.
Questions Swirl Around The Death Of Mackinac Sailor"We don't know the brand. We don't know the make. It's a serious question that will go unanswered because the jacket has been cremated and destroyed."
Search Resumes For Missing Race To Mackinac SailorThe search for a missing sailor who fell overboard during the Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac is turning into a recovery mission.
Sailor Who Went Overboard Was Making Routine Adjustment"This was his passion. If he had any choice as to what he's doing in time, he wanted to be out there racing."
Search For Missing Mackinac Sailor ContinuesThe call for man overboard happened about 40 minutes after the team's boat began the race.