NAMEPA and CYC join on Marine Environment Education

Academia, Associations, Charity, Clubs, Environment, HR, Maritime Education and Training — By on July 8, 2015 at 5:47 PM


CHICAGO, IL. JULY 8, 2015 – The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) heads to the Chicago Yacht Club to share their marine environment education materials with the local community. The Chicago Yacht Club hosts the 107th Annual Race to Mackinac on July 11th, 2015.

NAMEPA joins the festivities with a visit to the Mini-Mac Family Event at the Chicago Yacht Club, Belmont Station on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 to share materials with the attendees, adults and children, about marine debris and the marine environment. NAMEPA is proud to connect with the Chicago Yacht Club for this event as we continue our efforts to educate the public about the marine environment and the importance of taking action to “Save Our Seas”.

At 333 miles (289.4 nautical miles), the Race to Mackinac is the oldest annual freshwater distance race in the world. ‘The Mac’ starts at the Chicago Lighthouse just east of Navy Pier and continues to Mackinac Island, MI. The Race can be followed online via Facebook, Twitter (#CYCRTM) and the race tracking app – YB Tracking. See more at

The Chicago Yacht Club is one of the oldest and most respected yacht clubs in the world. Today, the club boasts a membership of nearly 1, 500 boating enthusiasts and is one of the  preeminent organizers of regattas, races and predicted-log events in the United States. The club offers an array of spectacular off-the-water amenities, including fine dining and full-service catering at both its Monroe and Belmont stations. “A tradition of yachting excellence” is a fitting description of a club that has dedicated itself to promoting the sport and perpetuating the values of camaraderie and community since 1875. Learn more at

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