Dozens of Yachts Competing in Trans Superior Yacht Race from Sault Ste. Marie

“It is a distance race and you just do not know what you are going to get.”

An endurance race of more than 300 miles started Saturday in Sault Ste. Marie.

40 yachts, some as big as 68 feet, took off Saturday for the 26th Biannual Trans Superior Yacht Race to Duluth, Minnesota.

Racers woke up to quiet conditions on the St. Marys River.

Some yachts were at the George Kemp Marina in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, while other docked across the river in Soo, Canada.

The race officially started at 1:00 p.m. in Whitefish Bay.

Racers say it takes months to prepare for this journey.

“Middle of winter, started to get my crew together. That is the hardest part, figuring out who you can live with for three to five days and, once you get that, you throw some money at it, get some new sails and go from there,” said Ken Tennant from Hudson, Wisconsin.

You can track racers live here.