Stripes first to cross the finish line in Duluth

stripes20110808_4802The Trans Superior International Yacht Race, held every other year, is sponsored by the Duluth Yacht Club. Twenty four boats started for Duluth at 1 PM on Saturday from the other end of Lake Superior for the 338 nautical mile race to Duluth. The 66-foot yacht Stripes was first across the finish line.

stripes20110808_4807Check out their special race web site here. You can track the progress of the race on their site and then flip back here to watch them just after crossing the finish line and coming under the Lift Bridge on DSNTV. (Click pic to enlarge)

Small race, then the big one

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The first sailboats go under the Lift Bridge on August 3, 2011 for the Duluth Yacht Club Wednesday night races just off the Duluth piers. This Saturday, the club is sponsoring the big race, the Trans Superior International Yacht Race, held every other year. Twenty four boats will start for Duluth at 1 PM this Saturday from the other end of Lake Superior. It is a 338 nautical mile race. The first boats will probably be here Sunday evening, and finishers will continue to come in through Wednesday. Check out their special race web site here. You can track the progress of the race on their site and then flip back here to watch them just after crossing the finish line and coming under the Lift Bridge on DSNTV.