Trans Superior International Yacht Race Finishers Enter the Duluth Harbor

By KBJR News 1

August 5, 2013 Updated Aug 5, 2013 at 5:49 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The first Yachts to finish the 23rd biennial running of the Trans Superior International Yacht race entered the Duluth Harbor on Monday afternoon.

The 22 yachts are racing throughout their 326 mile long trip from Canada to Duluth.

Yacht captains say that the trip typically takes anywhere between 2 and 4 days to complete.

Mike Kelly, a volunteer keeping track of when the boats cross the finish line, says that what he loves the most about being out on the water in a boat is the calming nature that it brings.

"It's just so calm and peaceful. Night time you've got beautiful views of the skies without all of the light pollution... just the solitude," said Kelly.

Crewed and single-handed boats were allowed to register for the international race, which has been held every odd year since 1969.

The biennial race is the longest point-to-point fresh water yacht race, and is organized to challenge sailors from all over the Northland.

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