West Marine is sponsoring the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, which celebrates its 110 year anniversary this year.
More than 2,500 sailors are expected to compete in the race, which takes boats from Chicago to Mackinac Island, Mich. West Marine will provide race attendees with free shuttle service to its Chicago store at 1160 North Halsted St. The company also will give each captain participating in the event a $100 card.
West Marine will also have a rigging truck at the Chicago Yacht Club.
“It’s an honor to be here and support such a prestigious race,” said Tim Winget, West Marine district manager, in a statement. “Sailors have been competing in it for over 100 years, and we are ready to support all of the participants who depend on the merchandise and expertise we offer to compete on the water.”