Chicago Yacht Club's Report On 'Race to Mackinac' Drowning Prompts Safety ChangesA report has been released revealing new information regarding a sailor who fell overboard and died during a sailboat race last July.
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.
Chicago Yacht Club Expanding Investigation Into Sailor's DeathWeeks after the boats set sail in the Race to Mackinac, and after the body of 53-year-old Jon Santarelli was recovered, the Chicago Yacht Club is expanding its investigation into how the experienced sailor died.
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.
Search For Sailor Overboard At Race To MackinacSomeone went overboard on the Imedi. That's a sailboat out of the Chicago Yacht Club.
Person Overboard In Race To Mackinac EventThe sailboat's location was about five nautical miles from the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac starting line.
Race To Mackinac Starts SaturdayThose participating in the annual race are taking extra precautions in anticipation of high waves and strong winds.
Sailors Worry About Severe Weather As 110th Race To Mackinac Kicks OffBoaters taking part in the timed competition will take off Saturday, but stormy weather could be a big challenge for the race this year.