The Queen's Cup Sailing Race
The weekend before July 4th, 2013 was a busy one in Ludington, as it played host to the Queen's Cup Sailing Race. This third longest sailboat race on the Great Lakes (after Chicago to Mackinac and Port Huron to Mackinac) began in Milwaukee and has alternated between Muskegon and South Haven as its Michigan destinations. The South Shore Yacht Club, which organized the event, was approached by the Ludington Yacht Club about bringing it to Ludington, the #1 Salmon port on the Great Lakes.
advertisementThis popular night time race brought more than 110 boats with crews of more than 1,000 people into port in the very early morning hours of June 29. Ludington residents helped welcome the sailors and got a look at the boats, made specifically for racing. Ludington's deep water harbor allows boats to dock, and many visitors spent the night in town, exploring Ludington's shops and dining at local restaurants. More than 175 volunteers helped out to guarantee a smooth-running event.
In 2014, the Queen's Cup went to Muskegon on June 27.
Also, read about sailing in the Harbor Springs area of Northern Michigan.
Future Queen's Cup Race Schedule:
June 26, 2015
From Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the South Haven Yacht Club in South Haven, Michigan.
July 1, 2016
From Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the St. Joseph River Yacht Club in St. Joseph, Michigan
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