January 4, 2012
“We are pleased to have South Haven as our finish destination in 2012,” Queen’s Cup Committee chairman Dave Wehnes said in a written statement. “All can join the excitement of the post-race festivities in South Haven where I expect that the hospitality will be outstanding.”
More than two hundred craft take part in the event every year, and requires nearly 1,400 crew members to make the 76 mile crossing of Lake Michigan. The finish line will be located about a mile off shore, with the replica tall ship Friends Good Will marking the official end of the race.
Visitors to the area this June should be able to spot many of the yaghts on their last leg of the journey from the beaches. Guests of the Victoria Resort are encouraged to pack a pair of binoculars for an even better view of the participants. Reservations for rooms in the bed and breakfast should be booked soon for the best availability.