Five family members and three generations of the Hansmann family completed the 108th Race to Mackinac this summer.
When it came time to name his newest boat, John Hansmann had little trouble coming up with a moniker. There really was only one choice for a boat co-owned by Hansmann, his brother, Will, and their dad, Woody, who is 81 years old.
The trio bought “Bloodline” in April and raced it in the 108th Race to Mackinac in July, but the name of the boat was even more fitting during the race. John’s sons, Jake, a 14-year old who will be a freshman at York High School, and Max, a 12-year old who attends Bryan Middle School, were part of the eight-person crew during the Mac race, which started at the Chicago Yacht Club on July 23.
“It was special to me that they got to spend that much quality time with my father without any technology,” John said. “They had a chance to learn his story.” (Read more.)