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Race Participants' Details
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50/50
Sail #: USA 34433
Type: 1986 X-102 (32.9)
Owner: Tom Vigrass & Steve Beeler
Home Port: Port Huron, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Class L

Crew Members:
Patrick Hoy; Tom Vigrass; Chuck Williams; Philip Porte; Craig Vigrass; Steve Beeler; Lisa Vigrass;

Abino
Sail #: CAN 93188
Type: 2002 Beneteau First 36.7 (36.08)
Owner: Philippe Drouin
Home Port: Quebec City, Quebec
Yacht Club: Yacht Club De Québec
Class: Class H

Crew Members:
Philippe Drouin; Sébastien Jean; Christine Gosselin; Bernier Pierre; Boissinot Pauline; Marie Robitaille; Richard Naud; Jean-Luc Robitaille;

Abracadabra
Sail #: USA 4304
Type: 2014 Ker 43 (43.01)
Owner: Donald Thinschmidt
Home Port: Holland, MI
Yacht Club: Macatawa Bay Yacht Club
Class: Class A

Crew Members:
Donald Thinschmidt; Donald Thinschmidt Jr; Matthew Abbott; Nick Lounsbury; Nicholas Ward; Zygmund Beatty; Brad Boston; Trey Sheehan; Curtis Florence;

Absolute
Sail #: USA 16826
Type: 1982 Peterson 37 (37)
Owner: Donald Hinckfoot & Art Mason
Home Port: Macomb Township, MI
Yacht Club: North Star Sail Club
Class: Class F

Crew Members:
Harry Myers; Chris Thaxton; John Goeddeke; Tony Methner; Richard Ranks; James Hodson; Jerome Sprague; Larry Leason; Lisa Hachigian;

In September 1999 Art Mason and I (Don Hinckfoot) purchased the sailboat Absolute, a Peterson 37, built by Wiggins’, Ontario Canada in 1982, for scrap value. Absolute sat in dry dock for over 5 years uncovered and none of the plug hardware was pulled in the bottom to allow rain water to drain and the water was over the engines oil dip stick. We spent the next two years repairing the deck and transoms fiber glass and balsa, replaced a number of the oak stringers along the bottom and up the side of the hull. A new 3-cylinder diesel engine with an angled transmission was installed on new oak motor mounts. The major renovations were completed in late May 2001. Absolute was purchased without sails and used sails had to be bought and re-cut for racing. July 2001 Absolute did its first major race, the Bayview Mackinac Race - long course (South Hampton). A used re-cut main was delivered late Friday night the day before the big race. This turned out to be Absolute’s first race and shake down since its purchase in 1999 and it finished 15th out of 18 boats. In the 2002 Bayview Mackinac Race Absolute finished 5th out of 20 boats in its class and in the 2003 Bayview Mackinac Race Absolute took a 1st place in its class. Absolute has done two Chicago Mackinac Races 2007 and 2008 (100 Th.). Absolute and the crew are looking forward to doing the 2009 Chicago Mackinac Race (101 St.) and continuing on for the 2009 SUPER MAC to Port Huron. Then turn around and compete in the 2009 Bayview Mackinac Race (85 Th) doing the old traditional long course the Cove Island Course ORR. Absolute is a great sailboat and since the time it was built in 1982 for racing it has loved to race. Art and I take great pride in Absolute and we’re proud that we were able to salvage Absolute to keep it racing.

Adagio
Sail #: E 5
Type: 1970 Gougeon 35 Trimaran (35)
Owner: Ben Gougeon & Alan Gurski
Home Port: Bay City, MI
Yacht Club: Bay City Yacht Club
Class: Class 00

Crew Members:
Matt Scharl; Benjamin Gougeon; Alan Gurski;

PH -Mac 1999 1st open class, 2000 1st open class, 2002 1st open class, 2006 1st multi-hull to finish and 1st open class.

Chicago - Mac 2000 1st to finish and 1st overall, 2002 1st overall, 2006 1st multi-hull to finish, 2016 1st Open Division, 2017 1st Multi-hull to finish, 2017 1st open division.

Advantage
Sail #: USA 35007
Type: 1987 Beneteau First Class 12 (39.1)
Owner: John Vermeulen
Home Port: West Bloomfield, MI
Yacht Club: Detroit Yacht Club
Class: Class C

Crew Members:
Alex Juchelka; Suzanne Thomas; John Vermeulen; Rick Murty; Ray Templin; Dan Tosch; Evan Dyer; Lena Angott; Maximillian Naumow;

Advantage, a Beneteau First Class 12 was built in 1987. She is a cruiser racer and has done numerous races on the Great Lakes, including Chicago Macks, and BYC Port Huron Macks. The boat is well constructed weathering stormy seas; her crew is well seasoned with a newer generation on board committed to sailing.

Albacore
Sail #: USA 422
Type: 1946 S&S Pilot 33 (33)
Owner: Richard Marsh
Home Port: Beverly Hills, MI
Yacht Club: Crescent Sail Yacht Club
Class: Class O

Crew Members:
Nicholas Kotsatos; Richard Marsh; David Marsh; Paul Richards; Laurie Russie; Robert Falberg; Carolyn Marsh; Jennifer Falkner;

Albacore is one of the few remaining Detroit built Pilots. This will be her 70th Mackinac - she's missed only one as far as anyone can tell. She's been in the Marsh family for 59 years, with the skipper looking forward to his 51th Mackinac, four other current Old Goats on board, and the next generation Marsh's sailing his 14th and her 7th.

Alliance
Sail #: USA 5362
Type: 1973 Islander 36 (36)
Owner: Tom Day
Home Port: Rochester Hills, MI
Yacht Club: Albatross Yacht Club
Class: Class O

Crew Members:
Jaime Peralta; Dan Vialard; Dave Garland; Tony Miri; Tom Day; Bev Noa; Dennis Cooper; Scott Krucki;

Alliance is and veteran of Mackinac races dating back to the 70s. She has sailed under two or three other names. We have run into many people who have said they have raced on the boat at one time or another. Alliance is one of the few Islander 36s still racing in the area. This will be our 22nd race with the boat. We are hoping for another good race and wish best of luck to all

Amante
Sail #: USA 25187
Type: 1989 J/35 (35)
Owner: Philip Velez
Home Port: Saginaw, MI
Yacht Club: Bay City Yacht Club
Class: Class G

Crew Members:
Chris Peden; Philip "Greg" Velez; Brian O'Byrne Jr; Dennis Peden; John Schlund; Andrew Huston; Brian Zook; Aaron Simpson; Doug Gough;

Anemone
Sail #: USA 127
Type: 1981 Ontario 32 (32)
Owner: Douglas Lowe
Home Port: Leonard, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Class P

Crew Members:
Richard Nelson; Lauri Lowe; James Lenskold; Douglas Lowe; Roger Cameron; Rick Kinert; Patrick Henley;

Arctos
Sail #: USA 97999
Type: 1992 Andrews 70 ULDB (68)
Owner: Charles M. Bayer, Jr.
Home Port: Vero Beach, FL
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class B

Crew Members:
Gregory McQueen; Charles Bayer; tom Meier; Donald Maxwell; Dan Gabriel; Sandra Svoboda; Terry Patchel; colin bayer; Sam Tobio; bob Bailey; Robert Niederoest; michael Hoey; Chris Baubie; Tim LaBute; Suzanne Scoville;

Ariel
Sail #: USA 148
Type: 1981 Tartan 33 (33.67)
Owner: Mark W. Aitken
Home Port: Macomb Township, MI
Yacht Club: Edison Boat Club
Class: Class P

Crew Members:
Raymond Plummer; Greg Francis; Kathleen TeBeau; Mark Aitken; Brian Prokuda; Bill Britt; Frank Portelli;

Ark-Imedes
Sail #: USA 25692
Type: 2014 Hunter 33 (33)
Owner: James Howard
Home Port: Port Huron, MI
Yacht Club: Bark Shanty Sail Club
Class: Class P

Crew Members:
Glenn Witalec; James Howard; Craig Lehrke; Craig Perkins; Dennis Harlan;

As You Wish
Sail #: USA 60367
Type: 2005 Beneteau First 36.7 (36.08)
Owner: Dave Simon
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Yacht Club: Crescent Sail Yacht Club
Class: Class H

Crew Members:
Tim Sarns; Tom Vickers; Hunter Ratliff; Charlie Arnett; Leigh Savage; Andrew Casazza; Alex Simon; Dave Simon; Paul Nuechterlein;

Audacious
Sail #: USA 25379
Type: 1997 Tartan 4100 CB TM (41)
Owner: Joseph Moceri
Home Port: Oakland Township, MI
Yacht Club: North Star Sail Club
Class: Class I

Crew Members:
Jonathan Russell; Tom Grabowski; Joe Moceri, Jr; Brian Probst; Daniel Cavanaugh; Joseph Moceri; Tim Joseph; Brinton Mooberry;

Audacious is skippered by Joseph P. Moceri. The crew consists of the good friends of both the skipper and his son Joe, Jr. This is our sixth BYC Makinac race.

Avatar
Sail #: USA 15056
Type: 1980 Santana 35 (35)
Owner: Andrew & Gordon Morlan
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Yacht Club: Grosse Pointe Sail Club
Class: Class L

Crew Members:
Meggan Pope; Pete Crosby; Daniele Littera; Andrew Moeller; Gregg Anderson; Andrew Morlan; James Vogler; Eric Steck;

AVATAR continues a more than 30 year tradition of Port Huron to Mackinac racing in 2018. The crew is comprised by three Old Goats and more than 150 Mac races shared among them. Avatar finished first in class, second overall in the Shore Division in 2004, second in class in 2016 and third in class in 2013 and 2014.

Bad Habits
Sail #: USA 51405
Type: 2000 Beneteau First 40.7 (39.25)
Owner: Mark Hanke
Home Port: Franklin, MI
Yacht Club: Clark Lake Yacht Club
Class: Class C

Crew Members:
Robert Abraham; Tom O'Brien; Mark Hanke; Kim Krulek; Daniel Sweet; Josh Collins; Dave Cryberg; Minh Ha; Justin Verriest; Chris Palmer;

Bad Medicine
Sail #: USA 5551
Type: 1984 S2 10.3 (33.75)
Owner: Tony Kus
Home Port: East Tawas, MI
Yacht Club: Tawas Bay Yacht Club
Class: Class M

Crew Members:
Mark Olgaard; Jane Olgaard; Tony Kus; Kristin Olgaard; Brian Dunlavey; Audrey Schwing; Terry Hart; Jon Banner;

Bahari
Sail #: USA 25475
Type: 2001 Beneteau First 40.7 (39.25)
Owner: David Day
Home Port: Bay City, MI
Yacht Club: Bay City Yacht Club
Class: Class C

Crew Members:
Andrea Schroeder Pattee; Clark Menough; Brent Morris; David Day; Jack Wilson; Gabe Day; Howie Buse; Jeff Gawrych; Kendall Talley; Jim Hillard;

Ben Jammin
Sail #: USA 43076
Type: 1980 Santana 35 (35)
Owner: James A. Rapelje
Home Port: Macomb Township, MI
Yacht Club: Great Lakes Yacht Club
Class: Class L

Crew Members:
James Rapelje; Brendan Cotter; Stephen Haley; Paul Lofferda; Dave Reiter; Jim Homan;

BenJAMMIN is named after my grandson Benjamin who was born the same year the boat was purchased. Ben is 21 now but BenJAMMIN is actually 38. The crew ranges in age from 20 to 75. We spontaneously read a page out of Moby Dick during the race. The page is chosen by boat speed. Melville's words are often strangely appropriate. Looking forward to a great adventure.

Big Storm
Sail #: USA 70
Type: 1999 Corsair F-28 (28.4)
Owner: James Frederick
Home Port: Port Clinton, OH
Yacht Club: Put-in-Bay Yacht Club
Class: Class 00

Crew Members:
Dennis Carr; James Frederick; Deborah Schaefer-Frederick; Jim Goempel;

Big Storm has participated in many MAC races and Corsair Nationals. It is jointly owned by Deb Schaefer (my Wife) and Jim Frederick both hailing from a historical island yacht club on Lake Erie, Put-In-Bay YC. Living in Port Clinton, Ohio, the walleye capital of the word, they and their crew have lots of practice dodging fishing boats and rounding buoys. We have been racing the MAC races since 1998. Only missed a few years 2012, but just to hard to leave the Bahamas to early. Our best finish was third in 2005 at Chicago MAC. We feel this may be our last race at 72 and choose the one we love the best Bayview MAC.

Blackhawk
Sail #: USA 32478
Type: 1984 J/35 (35)
Owner: Tim & Amie Ross
Home Port: Detroit, MI
Yacht Club: Edison Boat Club
Class: Class G

Crew Members:
Kara Askwig; Mark Esch-Williams; Tim Ross; Shawn Hughes; Susan Mort; Charlie Rysenga; Jenny Robinson; Morgan Frakes; Neil Quigley ; Amie Ross;

Blackhawk began it's life in lake Erie as Excalibur, she then transitioned to Muskegon as Shear Water. She has six Chicago Mac races in her history but is going to begin another chapter with the new name BLACKHAWK, new owners, new crew and a new Mackinaw race course as she competes in her second BYC Mack.

Blitz
Sail #: USA 31377
Type: 1982 Peterson 43 (42.25)
Owner: Larry Soutar
Home Port: Oxford, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class C

Crew Members:
ken hartwell; Brian Soutar; Larry Soutar; Tom Turek; Aaron Turek; Joe Turek; Dale MacPherson; Charles spraetz; Jeff Kaloustian; Jamie Burt;

Blitzkrieg
Sail #: USA 52901
Type: 2007 J/122 (40)
Owner: Matthew Schaedler
Home Port: Toledo, OH
Yacht Club: North Cape Yacht Club
Class: Class E

Crew Members:
Russ Atkinson; Chris Cyrul; Jim Harold; Steve Morrow; Bethany Schnipke; Paul Healy; Chris Edwards;

Bolt
Sail #: CAN 15009
Type: 1986 Olson 29 (29.67)
Owner: Dave Kember
Home Port: Sarnia, Ontario
Yacht Club: Sarnia Yacht Club
Class: Class L

Crew Members:
Leanne Kember; Dave Kember; Jonah Kember; Cayleigh Beaton; Myles Arton-Smith;

Brandilee
Sail #: USA 40740
Type: 1985 X-402 (40)
Owner: Steve Nadeau
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Yacht Club: Grosse Pointe Yacht Club
Class: Class I

Crew Members:
Ned Bunn; Steve Nadeau; Dave Hands; Eric Villadsen; Frank Poupore; Amit Alandkar; Venessa Torres; Robert Wittig; Jeffrey Woolstrum; Patricia Butler;

Brandilee is a 1985 "War Horse" sailed by skipper Steve Nadeau and his loyal crew since 1993. Steve and two other crew became Old Goats in 2011. This is the skippers'and loyal crew Dave Hands 30th consecutive Mac Race together. Brandilee races out of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club.

Callisto
Sail #: USA 368
Type: 2010 J/109 (35.25)
Owner: James Murray
Home Port: Lake Bluff, IL
Yacht Club: Chicago Yacht Club
Class: Class E

Crew Members:
John Davis; Sam Kashy; James Murray; Brad Stocker; Douglas Wolfe; Katie Davis; Rob Evans; Juan Lois;

Capers
Sail #: USA 92
Type: 2013 J/111 (36.42)
Owner: Don Hudak
Home Port: Mentor, OH
Yacht Club: Mentor Harbor Yacht Club
Class: Class D

Crew Members:
Al Buescher; Chris Winkel; Walter Payerl; Don Hudak; Todd Imbler; Chad Atzemis; Brian Epp;

Carol J
Sail #: USA 25637
Type: 2009 Hunter 49 (49)
Owner: Charles Jessup
Home Port: Bay City, MI
Yacht Club: Bay City Yacht Club
Class: Class I

Crew Members:
Thomas Jessup; Sam Wing; Charles Jessup; David Hatton; Tim Wilkinson; Harry Wing; Dallen Hatton; Greg Bellor; Devin Reich; David Majestic;

Carrera
Sail #: USA 430
Type: 1997 Nelson/Marek 43 (43)
Owner: Rod Spearin
Home Port: Troy, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class C

Crew Members:
Donald Pokorny; Stroud Douglas; Rod Spearin; Glenn Currin; Mark Ritchie; Mike Rohde; Jeff Spearin; Fred Somes; Ian Jones; Jeff Baetz; Ian Dittus; Reid Spearin;

The crew of Carrera, after many successful years competing in the Beneteau First 36.7 class, are excited to compete with a new boat in 2018. This Carrera is a Nelson / Marek 43 (Nee: Ptarmigan, Agincourt), built in 1997 by Carroll Marine to the IMS cruiser/racer regulation at the time. After finishing on the podium in the 2000 IMS Offshore World Championship and a tour of duty with the US Coast Guard Academy thereafter, she moved to the waters of Chester, NS. The Carrera crew is excited to bring her out of retirement (sails and all) for many more successful years of racing on the fresh waters of the Great Lakes. See you on the Island!

Cayo Loco
Sail #: USA 60590
Type: 2005 Jeanneau 43 DS SD (43.13)
Owner: John Hurite
Home Port: West Bloomfield, MI
Yacht Club: North Star Sail Club
Class: Class N

Crew Members:
Laurey Hurite; Reid Pouliot; James Baker; Nick Hurite; Bill Sobolewski; Michael Clow; John Hurite; Bob Moak Jr;

Cayo Loco hails from North Star Sail Club and this is her first Port Huron to Mackinac race. Leading the Cayo Loco team is the current Commodore of North Star, Laurey Hurite, along with 7 of the areas finest sailors including Laurey's husband John Hurite, son Nick Hurite, Bill Sobolewski, Michael Clow and old goats Reid Pouliot, Jim Baker and Port Huron Yacht Club's own Bob Moak. Our Motto is Cayo Loco may not be fast, but she's comfortable.

Chantey
Sail #: USA 60913
Type: 2010 Beneteau First 36.7 (36.08)
Owner: Jim Baubie
Home Port: Grosse Pointe, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class H

Crew Members:
Dan Damaren; Amy Cowan; Dougie Cowan; Jim Baubie;

This is the third Mackinac Race for the Beneteau First 36.7 "Chantey". This is the third boat with the name "Chantey" that has raced in the Mackinac. The first Chantey was raced by Commodore T.B. Farnsworth in the 1930's. The late Commodore Lynn G. Stedman Jr. first learned to sail on this boat and later adopted the name for his own racing boats. The last time a boat named "Chantey" raced in the Mackinac Race was during the late 1960s / early 1970s. This boat is owned by Lynn's grandson, Jim Baubie and is raced with family and close friends.

Chico 2
Sail #: USA 35009
Type: 1998 1D 35 Turbo (35)
Owner: Jim Weyand
Home Port: Livonia, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class E

Crew Members:
matt koch; David Bennett; Michael Craig; Kate Gladieux; Jack Holme; Curtis Jazwiecki; paul kraft; David Delano; Jim Weyand;

Chico 2 is excited to be part of this year's Mackinac Race. We wish for fair winds and safety for the entire fleet.

Chippewa
Sail #: USA 345
Type: 1968 Tartan 34 (34)
Owner: Bob & Pam Wall
Home Port: Algonac, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Class O

Crew Members:
Greg Cyrul; Jeremy Thompson; Trevor Floyd; Pamela Wall; Rob Wall; Donnnell Robinson;

Chippewa is a 1968 Sparkman and Stephens designed Tartan 34C.

It raced in a number of Mackinac races before being acquired by the Wall family in 1991. Since then, in its last 23 races, Chippewa and crew have won 24 Mackinac flags, including 8 firsts in class, 3 firsts overall, and 5 second overalls.

Skipper Pam and crew hope to better their 2nd place finish in 2015 with another white flag this year.

Collina
Sail #: USA 33140
Type: 1978 C&C 40-2 (39.58)
Owner: James J. Gerometta
Home Port: Lake Orion, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class F

Crew Members:
Patrick R Gerometta; James R Gerometta; Chris Paul; Doug Hoffman; James J Gerometta; Bryan Davis; Mark Carrier; Adam Lawing; Suzanne Thomas;

COLLINA, owned by Jim Gerometta, gets its name from the mountain town in northern Italy where the Gerometta family emigrated to the U.S. in 1912. There are several family members on board. Collina won 1st Place in the 2006 Bayview Port Huron to Mackinac race in Class IRC G and 1st place in the 2007 Detroit Nood Warhorse class and 1st place in in the 2007 Bayview Port Huron to Mackinac race in Class IRC D.

Color Me Gone
Sail #: USA 34852
Type: 1986 Mirage 30 SX (30)
Owner: David Hearsch
Home Port: Sandusky, MI
Yacht Club: Huron Yacht Club
Class: Class L

Crew Members:
David Hearsch; Carrington Gelardi; Drew Blackburn; Evon DePray; Cameron Herrington; Andrew Logan;

This is the fifth Mac for Color Me Gone. We're looking forward to a safe, fast, and hopefully dry race.

Comfortably Numb
Sail #: USA 25434
Type: 1987 Beneteau First 42 TM SD (41.9)
Owner: Mark Miller
Home Port: Lake Orion, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class N

Crew Members:
Case Delange; Mark Miller; Jim Neumann; Doug Netzloff; Mick Hurley; John Beckius; Stephen Beck; Joseph Sosnowski; Greg Muliett;

Comfortably Numb is Skippered by owner Mark Miller and thanks to the Numb Sailing Syndicate is representing Bayview Yacht Club. Comfortably Numb is a multiple class winner and is looking forward to some stiff competition and great times on the island.

Comfortably Numb Sailing is more than just sailing or racing. It’s all about friendships and having fun in our lives as we quest for those ever-elusive sailing trophies. Whether we win loose, we will always have the time of our lives. We are, Comfortably Numb.

Contender
Sail #: USA 15560
Type: 1973 C&C 35 MKI (34.58)
Owner: Gary Graham
Home Port: Grosse Pointe, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class M

Crew Members:
Gary Graham; Rich Odendahl; Kevin Rossell; Duncan Mein; Steve Stapleton; Barb Stapleton; Mike Dodge; Scott Graham;

Contender, won their one design class four Mackinacs in a row, which is a class record for this over 45 year old class. The skipper, Gary Graham is an 'Old Goat' racing in his 38th Mac. The co-owner, Sylvia Graham, is an 'Old Fort' having been part of the race committee for over 15 years.

Courage
Sail #: USA 5224
Type: 1970 Morgan 35 (35)
Owner: Spencer Channell
Home Port: St. Clair Shores, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class O

Crew Members:
Dave Feldpausch; Anthony Kanakri; Paul Bassett; Spencer Channell; Maria Farrell; Christopher Hardenbrook; Peter Malendowski; Matt Smith;

Courage is a good old Morgan 35 from 1970. Recently with some reconstructive surgery and a face lift, this ol cougar is happy to have a few young men to ride her hard. (Also, now there is a woman riding her so I guess she is into that now.)

Courtesan
Sail #: USA 52774
Type: 1997 Farr 49 (49)
Owner: Bradford Kimmel
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class B

Crew Members:
Kevin Schrage; Jacob Christy; Bradford Kimmel; Travis Griswold; Troy Marowske; Grant Lockhart; Mike Helm; Stu Kevelighan; Dane Christy; Steve Young; Robert George; Jim Denner;

Looking forward to a great 2018 Race with a great crew.

Covert
Sail #: USA 33599
Type: 1984 C&C 41 (40.75)
Owner: Bill Ryzyi
Home Port: Washington, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class F

Crew Members:
Eric Ryzyi; David Train; Bill Ryzyi; Paul Sklut; Scott Pattullo; Matthew Drews; Rourke Pattullo; Bruce Greening;

Changed crew from 10 to 9

Cygnus
Sail #: USA 5231
Type: 1970 C&C 35 MKI (34.58)
Owner: Chris Greensmith
Home Port: Sarnia, Ontario
Yacht Club: Sarnia Yacht Club
Class: Class M

Crew Members:
JOHN McNEIL; David McGinn; IAIN GREENSMITH; Tod Carter; Mike Dwyer; CHRIS GREENSMITH; ROBINSON JOE;

Damn Yankee
Sail #: USA 2001
Type: 1996 Farr 47 (47)
Owner: Theodore Johnson
Home Port: Buffalo, NY
Yacht Club: Buffalo Yacht Club
Class: Class B

Crew Members:
Patrick Whistler; Caroline Gross; Kimberly Reynolds; William Madigan; Jim Dzielski; Scott Danforth; Theodore Johnson; Patrick Brady; Andrew OGawa; Theodore Johnson; Peter Davis; Greg Kerl;

Damn Yankee is a Farr 47 built in South Africa by Robertson & Caine. Currently being raced in Buffalo at the Buffalo Yacht Club and Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club as well as the eastern end of Lake Erie. This is the second Bayview Mac for Damn Yankee

Dean's List
Sail #: USA 42121
Type: 1987 J/35 (35)
Owner: Cheryl Miller
Home Port: Rochester Hills, MI
Yacht Club: Tawas Bay Yacht Club / North Star Sail Club
Class: Class G

Crew Members:
Brian Pribe; Oleg Nikolsky; Nicholas Reynolds; Rick Ellis; Matt Vale; Cheryl Miller; Patrick Seidel; John Plummer;

Dean's List, formerly Houqua and Rob Johnstone's boat is racing in her second MAC race on Lake Huron. We are a mix of new and experienced happy sailors!

Defiance
Sail #: USA 52575
Type: 2002 Judel/Vrolijk 66 (66)
Owner: Dale Smirl
Home Port: Oak Park, IL
Yacht Club: Chicago Yacht Club
Class: Class A

Crew Members:
Mike McGuinnis; Troy Tepp; Dale Smirl; Kyle Mcvane; Oliver Gilly; Ed Marshall; Thomas Casey; Bill Teskoski; Keith Stauber; Jeff Danhauer; Andrew Kelly; Pete Kulenkamp; Greg Rickard; Maciek Wszelaki; Tim Hord; Konstantin Selikhov; David Rearick; Chris Byrne; Donald M Bush; Mike "McButtons" Kenny;

The elite sailing vessel DEFIANCE (previously known as "BELLA MENTE") is owned by Dale Smirl, a member of Chicago Yacht Club. Team DEFIANCE currently holds the "Best of Lake Michigan" trophy. The boat is 66 feet long and carries a crew of 16 souls.

Defiant
Sail #: USA 15790
Type: 72 Morgan 27 (27)
Owner: Pete Fitzpatrick
Home Port: Saint Clair Shores, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class O

Crew Members:
Duncan Eady; Pete Fitzpatrick; Jeff Wittstock; Alanna O'Rourke; Dave Hume;

Defiant MORC Boat. The Midget Ocean Racing Club was founded in 1954 in New York. Its primary mission was to promote offshore racing and cruising of small boats. The original MORC Rule was a modified version of the existing CCA Rule to accommodate small boats. At that time many small boats were excluded from participating in offshore races. The first boat designed to the MORC rule was a modified 16 foot Bullseye. Over the years, the MORC rule evolved resulting in some very successful boats in the 25-34' range. These boats continue to be potent PHRF or IRC contenders. http://morcracing.org/

Defiant. . .Red Morgan 27 Designed by Charley Morgan of Morgan Yachts Built in 1972

2nd Cove Island course 1972. (Div 2 Class F) 3rd Overall Shore course 1994. (Div 3) 1st Overall Morgan 27 for 3 years in a row DRYA one class design. Raced 3 days a week since built. (maybe more) Only 27-footer that has 15+ Macs under her belt

Raced to this day with the philosophy of Robert J Lech.

Sail Fast-Sail Smart… Sail Defiant.

Delphinus
Sail #: USA 35064
Type: 1999 Sabre 402 (40)
Owner: Stephen Polk
Home Port: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class I

Crew Members:
Stephen Polk; Paul Hartmann; Travis Polk; Tom Post; Michael Nampa; Richard Merchant;

Denali^3
Sail #: USA 84003
Type: 2018 Ker 46+ (46)
Owner: William McKinley
Home Port: Harbor Springs, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class A

Crew Members:
nicholas Diephouse; Nick Ford; Dan Thompson; Wade Morgan; Magnus Doole; William McKinley; Basil Johnson; Randal Singelyn; James Offer; Geoffrey Paine; Norman Berge;

Denali^3 (pronounced Denali Cubed) is a brand new boat. She was designed by Jason Ker of the UK and built by McConnaghy Boat Works. The Bayview Mackinac Race will be the first race she has been sailed in. The Team is an experienced group of sailors and collectively has sailed in hundreds of Mackinac Races.

Details
Sail #: USA 50045
Type: 1985 Santa Cruz 70 (68)
Owner: Lance Smotherman
Home Port: Naples, FL
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class B

Crew Members:
Tom Ritter; Andy Groh; Glenn Burton; Tim Groustra; Lance Smotherman; Grant Hilger; Adam Hollerbach; Drew Hilger; Karl Kuspa; Larry Bell; Michael Peseski; Trish Smotherman; Rich Reichelsdorfer;

Details - Santa Cruz 70 Hull #2 USA 50045 First in class 2010, 2011, 2013 11th season with the Santa Cruz 70 for Lance Smotherman

Dos Mas
Sail #: USA 49
Type: 2001 J/42 (42)
Owner: Gary Gonzalez
Home Port: Pontiac, MI
Yacht Club: Grosse Pointe Yacht Club
Class: Class I

Crew Members:
William Bishop; Mark Pytell; Eric Messerly; ilja vreeken; Gary Gonzalez; Brett Dodds; Henry Gonzalez; Charles Gonzalez; Lynn Pytell; Pasha Vreeken;

Dos Mas took third in class in the 2010 and 2013 Bayview Port Huron to Mackinac race and finished third overall in the 2013 race. In 2012 Dos Mas finished first in class in the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club Bluenose and the LSSC Wednesday night summer series. In 2014 Dos Mas finished second in class and second overall in Cruising Class A division 3. Last year she claimed first place in the Cove Island cruising division.

Double Jeopardy
Sail #: USA 31
Type: 1978 Tartan 10 (33)
Owner: Sean Murphy
Home Port: Detroit, MI
Yacht Club: Detroit Yacht Club
Class: Class L

Crew Members:
Sean Murphy; Kelli Murphy; Nial Wykes; Alexander Schwallbach; Bill McLaughlin;

Double Time
Sail #: CAT 13
Type: 2005 Reynolds 33 (33)
Owner: Marty Foster
Home Port: Chesterfield Twp, MI
Yacht Club: Viking Multihull Sail Club
Class: Class 00

Crew Members:
Troy Foster; Marty Foster; Hazel Foster; Branden Brickles;

Boat Motto: If you're not sailing on the edge, then you're taking up too much space!

Dragonfly
Sail #: 25
Type: 1978 Ericson 30-2 (29.9)
Owner: David Robinson
Home Port: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Yacht Club: Queen City Yacht Club
Class: Class P

Crew Members:
Steve Masson; David Robinson; Christopher Lockhart; Jonathan Spencer; Victor Granic; John Woolsey;

Dragonfly is a 1978 Ericson 30-2, a rare bird, one of 47 built. She has spent most of her life on Lake Ontario, the last 7 seasons in the care of Dave Robinson and Heather McCance out of Queen City Yacht Club in Toronto.

She has distinguished herself in many races, winning the Doug Hood Memorial Trophy at the Susan Hood Race with the best overall in White Sail in 2016. She has numerous 2nd place flags on both the Hood and the Lake Ontario 300. She was also the 1st overall in PHRF NFS in 2014 in the Lake Ontario Racing Council.

In addition to her active racing record, she has done extensive cruising, including completing the Down East Circle in 2013.

This is her first race on Lake Huron.She is in transit to a new home at Thunder Bay Yacht Club on Lake Superior as Dave and Heather have re-located to Winnipeg Manitoba. Look for her at future offshore races on Lake Superior and the upper Great Lakes.

Dynamis
Sail #: USA 52701
Type: 1987 Santa Cruz 70 (68)
Owner: Mike Shields & Brien Baker
Home Port: Saint Clair Shores, MI
Yacht Club: Detroit Yacht Club
Class: Class B

Crew Members:
Chris Shields; Mike Cunningham; Greg Baker; Connor Baker; Maximilian Baker; Devon Baker; Chad Beskange; Ian Hollerbach; James Cassidy; Marc Hollerbach; Robert Nutter; Robert O'Brien; Thomas Shields; Brien Baker;

Dynomyte
Sail #: USA 73269
Type: 1989 J/35 (35)
Owner: Gary Warner
Home Port: Oxford, MI
Yacht Club: Grand Traverse Yacht Club / ayc
Class: Class I

Crew Members:
Donald Wibert; Pete Novak; Dr Jefrey Fishman ; Gary Warner; David Nelder; Ralf-Martin Ebeling; Sean Wilkop; Craig Wilkop;

PHRF Certificate 2018 on file - DRYA ORR Certificate 2018 on file ORR-ez Certificate 2017 on file

Its a Pricey Regatta ??

Eagle One
Sail #: USA 22077
Type: 1979 S&S 46 Bermuda Sloop (46)
Owner: Com. Timothy P. LaRiviere
Home Port: Detroit, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class C

Crew Members:
Philip DuBay; Joseph Kurta; Chris Garbacz; Hal BURROUGHS; William Tait; Thomas Kozyn; Brian Boles; William Melville Jr.; Gerald Partridge; Commodore Tim LaRiviere;

Ecstasea
Sail #: USA 16267
Type: 1974 Pearson 36 (36.52)
Owner: John Raguse
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Yacht Club: Grosse Pointe Sail Club
Class: Class N

Crew Members:
Mark Baker; John Raguse; Frank Ferry; Jeff Clarke; Mark Smith; Ed Van Rossen; John Raguse; William Matlin;

Eliminator
Sail #: USA 15370
Type: 1975 C&C 35 MKII (35.5)
Owner: Paul Van Tol & Bruce Vandevusse
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class F

Crew Members:
Paul Rashid; John Van Tol; Tim Kelly; Christopher VanTol; Perrin Fortune; Mike LoVasco; Bruce Vande Vusse; Paul VanTol;

Eliminator is a C&C 35 MkII which has won its class in the Mackinac Race 15 times. It placed second overall in the 2015 Shore Course race, third overall in the 1992 race, first overall in the 2009 Thunder Bay Course and first overall in the 2010 Shore Course race. The boat is owned by Paul VanTol and Bruce VandeVusse and for them, the race has historically been a family event, as they each have had two sons participate in many of the 30 Mackinac Races the boat has done.

Epic
Sail #: USA 35427
Type: 1996 Beneteau First 42s7 (41.5)
Owner: Ray & Winnie Adams
Home Port: West Bloomfield, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class C

Crew Members:
Mike Doumanian; Bill Doyle; Beth Craig; DiAnn Papp; Tom Dalloo; Dean Kuhn; Winnie Adams; Ray Adams; Phil Zyskowski; Dean Waldrup; Nick Hayes; Ben Deneweth;

Epic - Beneteau 42s7 - Owners: Ray & Winnie Adams - Both Old Goats Won Back to Back Mackinac Races in 1998, BYC Mackinac Races in 2001 and 2002, and won the CYC Mackinac Race in 2012.

Equation
Sail #: USA 323
Type: 1989 Santa Cruz 70 (68)
Owner: Bill Alcott & Tom Anderson
Home Port: St. Clair Shores, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class B

Crew Members:
Griffin Sherry; Tom Dawson Jr; Skip Dieball; Pete Petersen; Ross Nuechterlein; Chris Clark; Mark Kraft; Ken Swetka; Ron Sherry; Stu Thompson; Bill Alcott; Peter Wenzler; Tom Anderson; Peter Griffin; Dan Synowiec; Otto Wenzler; Austin Colpaert;

Bayview Mackinac Race overall winner 1998, 2003, 2006, 2013. 2008 Virgin Island Race Week Boat of the Week. 2012 Gill Commodores Cup overall winner. 2012 BVI Spring Regatta overall winner. 2016 Lake Huron Invitational Overall winner. 2016 Chicago Mackinac, 1st in class, 3rd overall

Equinox
Sail #: USA 25586
Type: 1986 Hunter 31 (31)
Owner: John Demers
Home Port: St. Clair Shores, MI
Yacht Club: Priems Yachting Society
Class: Class P

Crew Members:
John Demers; Thom Eis; John Fischer; Rhea Nicholas; Adam Wiedmer; Randy Jerome; Patrick Cazabon;

Equinox and her "Spirited, and Slightly Marinated Crew" are returning once again in 2018 for the 94nd Bayview Mackinac Race. Crew members, Randy Jerome, Adam Weidmer, Thom Eis, Rhea Nicholas, Patrick Cazabon and Skipper John Demers will be competing up Lake Huron to the Island Jewel we call Mackinac!

Evolution
Sail #: USA 70
Type: 1988 Santa Cruz 70 (68)
Owner: Evolution Racing Group LLC
Home Port: Plymouth, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class B

Crew Members:
Sergei Lie; Hans Brieden; David Bauermeister; RJ Wolney; Christopher Balliet ; Scott Schaupeter; Rob Linden; David Skupien; Matthew Dennis; Todd Riley; Wyatt Dennis; Chris Saxton; James Thompson;

The Evolution crew has sailed together for many years on boats like Pandora, Night Hawk and Vortices. They are fresh off of a Bermuda Race on the JV66 "Numbers", which they renamed Team Dravet Syndrome, in an effort to raise awareness for a rare but catastrophic form of epilepsy that affects children. With over 300 combined Mackinac races, this crew is seasoned beyond their years.

Falcon
Sail #: USA 43828
Type: 1985 J/35 (35)
Owner: Ed & John Bayer
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Yacht Club: Detroit Yacht Club
Class: Class G

Crew Members:
William Blackmer; Fred Blackmer; Ron Rossio; John McCree; John Bayer; Edwin Bayer III; Mike Welch; Mary Allen;

Falcon is owned by Ed (50 PH Macs) and John Bayer (43 PH Macs) All 4 Bayer children are involved. Mary Allen, the main trimmer, is Ed and John's sister and their other sister, Linda Barnes, is an active participant, though she choses not to race. They dedicate this and all future races to their Father Edwin A. Bayer Jr. who passed away several years ago at the age of 85. Ed was a proud Old Goat who taught his entire family to race and has been an inspiration to all!

Falcon was the 2005, 2006, 2011 & 2012 J-35 North American Champion and has won its J-35/T-35 One Design Class in three Mac Races. Falcon's experienced crew has over 200 Bayview Mac Races between them.

This race will make Ed Bayer a Grand Ram (50th Mac), and mark John Bayer's 43th, Mike Welch's 34rd, Ron Rossio's 32st, and Fred Blackmer's 26th! So 5 of Falcon's 10 crew this year are Old Goat's and another crew, Brian Beaudet, is knocking on the Old Goat door with 23 macs completed.

Falcon is proud to represent the Detroit Yacht Club.

Fast Forward 41
Sail #: USA 60563
Type: 1984 C&C 41 K/CB (41)
Owner: Mary & Gary Gmeiner
Home Port: Tawas City, MI
Yacht Club: Bay City Yacht Club
Class: Class F

Crew Members:
Steve Coates; Dennis Lojek; James Braddock; Aaron Chmielewski; Kim miller; Nicholas Lojek; Eric Seitter; Gary Gmeiner; John Hoefling; Mary Gmeiner;

Fast Tango
Sail #: USA 15004
Type: 1978 NA 40 (39.73)
Owner: Tim Prophit
Home Port: St. Clair Shores, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class F

Crew Members:
Tom Godmair; Tim Prophit; Art LeVasseur; Brad Everingham; David Paschke; Molly Radtke; Bret Zimmerman; Ted Szalkowski; JON Mitchell; RC Paschke;

Previous Fast Tango's have won and placed in a number of Port Huron to Mac races. This Fast Tango is making it's 9th appearance (as Fast Tango) in this year's Port Huron to Mackinac race, having won our class in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2016. The crew includes several Old Goats, and some future Old Goats. We have a couple hundred years of combined BYC/CYC Mac experience on board. Win or lose, we'll have fun and enjoy the race. If you're a gambler, I'd bet on us though...

FireFly
Sail #: USA 40935
Type: 1986 J/35 (35)
Owner: Sheri Dufresne
Home Port: Bay City, MI
Yacht Club: Bay City Yacht Club
Class: Class G

Crew Members:
Clifford Sword; Terry Dufresne II; Cindy Gunn; Marianne Oster; Sheri Dufresne; Natasha Bogart; Dan Craton; Jody Champagne; John Cronk;

We are excited to bring Firefly to Lake Huron and race with the J-35 class! Even though this is Firefly's first Port Huron to Mackinac Race, this renegade crew has 1000's of miles of sailing experience. They look into the blackness of night, and only see the finish line. You might say it's like they are from the future. Catch her if you can, because this crew really lights up at night!

Firewater
Sail #: CAN 4207
Type: 1972 C&C 35 MKI (34.58)
Owner: Andrew Hellenbart
Home Port: Tecumseh, Ontario
Yacht Club: South Port Sailing Club
Class: Class M

Crew Members:
Andrew Barlow; Sean Grayson; John Byng; Andy Hellenbart; John Howitt; Paul Ramey; Jay MacDonald; Rene Brown;

Flash
Sail #: USA 15054
Type: 1979 Santana 35 (35)
Owner: Matt Schriner
Home Port: Macomb Township, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Class L

Crew Members:
Eric Wright; Nicholas Saur; Chuck Saur; Jeff Tikkanen; Matt Schriner; Bradley Dietzel; Timothy Lay; Matt McGlynn;

Flying Buffalo
Sail #: US 1
Type: 1962 Declercq 36 (35.64)
Owner: Al & Bob Declercq
Home Port: St. Clair Shores, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class O

Crew Members:
John Shumaker; Ken Flaska; Al Declercq; Bob Declercq; Robert Declercq; Matthew Declercq; Fred Detwiler; Charles Stormes;

Freedom
Sail #: USA 84
Type: 2013 J/111 (36.42)
Owner: James Cooper
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Yacht Club: Grosse Pointe Sail Club
Class: Class D

Crew Members:
Ben Peters; Peter Pfaff; Eric Nikesch; James Cooper; Tom Caulfield; Tim Peters; Drew Stern; Teddy Prokop; Dan Nikesch;

We're leaving our families, leaving all our friends. Our bodies are at home, but our hearts' are in the wind. Where the clouds are like headlines, on a new front page sky. These tears of Michigan waters and the moon's full and high. Our fathers' so proud, like so many before, we're called to the sea. Our thoughts and thanks go out to our families.

FreeWay
Sail #: USA 10211
Type: 1972 Morgan 42-2 TM (42)
Owner: Bill Furlong
Home Port: Clinton Township, MI
Yacht Club: Great Lakes Yacht Club
Class: Class P

Crew Members:
Sean Slavey; Tom Scherr; Bill Furlong; Doug Carlson; Eric Ceresa; Mike Mayer; Matthew Menghini; Thomas McDougall; Mike Nalepa;

FUNTECH Racing
Sail #: USA 5455
Type: 1997 J/120 (40)
Owner: Charlie Hess
Home Port: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class D

Crew Members:
Nancy Hess; Christopher Scott; Elise Hess; George Kriese; Sue Temple; Alex Hess; Greg McCliment; Nick Harris; Charles Hess;

Gail Force
Sail #: USA 61367
Type: 2003 Beneteau First 36.7 (36.08)
Owner: Robert Duker
Home Port: Grosse Pointe, MI
Yacht Club: Crescent Sail Yacht Club / Edison Boat Club
Class: Class H

Crew Members:
Tom Langeland; Elizabeth Wallace; Brian Fife Sr; Michael Duker; BRIAN FIFE JR;

This is the Seventh race for this boat and the 40th in a row for the skipper. We have an interesting combination of youth and experience, with four current or former sailing instructors on board and three "first timers"!. We plan on competing hard while having a little fun and adventure and improving on our finish last year!!

Good sailing!

Gale Runner
Sail #: USA 34412
Type: 1985 C&C 29 MKII (28.5)
Owner: Larry Fair
Home Port: Fort Gratiot, MI
Yacht Club: Great Lakes Singlehanded Society
Class: Class J

Crew Members:
Steve Fair; Larry Fair;

Having successfully completed the past eight BYC Mackinac races - father and son crew, Larry Fair and Steve Fair, are excited to enter the 2018 race. This will be their ninth consecutive year to sail Gale Runner in the Doublehanded Division of the BYC Mackinac Race.

Gauntlet
Sail #: USA 18188
Type: 1978 Kaufman 44 (44)
Owner: Guy Hiestand
Home Port: Grand Rapids, MI
Yacht Club: Macatawa Bay Yacht Club
Class: Class C

Crew Members:
RICHARD PETERS; David Vis; KAREN HARTLEY; GUY HIESTAND; TODD SUESS; GAIL TURLUCK; STEVEN SEARLES; KEN MCCURDY; MICHAEL BRADLEY; william woodworth; BRUCE DRESNER; Doug Van Der Aa;

The boat was original named Vanina and won the first Sardinian cup in 1978. It was part of the 1979 Italian Admirals Cup Team placing third. For 15 years it sailed in New Orleans under the name Gauntlet and then came to the Great Lakes in 1995. It races primarily on Lake Michigan where it has been Lake Michigan LMPHRF best on the lake five times since 1998. The best finish we have had in the Port Huron Race has been third. We won our class in the 2011 Chicago Mackinac. Our previous best was 2006 when we were had a second in class and and fifth overall. We were a member of the Lake Michigan team Championship team which represented the East shore of Lake Michigan where we have been on the winning team eight times, We also have eleven boat of the years for LMSRF Area IV which is the East shore of Lake Michigan.

Genesis
Sail #: USA 15240
Type: 1980 Islander P40 (39.5)
Owner: Paul Lee
Home Port: Farmington Hills, MI
Yacht Club: Edison Boat Club
Class: Class F

Crew Members:
Steven Wild; Nick Brusilow; Adrianna Lee; benjamin clayton; Phillip Bagley; William Brusilow; David Cockell; Paul Lee; Elliot Lee; Rhys Lee;

Genesis is an Islander 40. She raced her first Mackinac in 1980 with George and B.J. Meda. Nicknamed the "Floating Daycare," Genesis has raised many children to be great sailors. Rhys, Elliot, and Adrianna are all grown up now but each raced their first Mackinac at age 10. The Brusilows will be racing again with Tish, Paul, Emily, and David for what hopes to be a great race. Good luck to all.

Girlfriend
Sail #: CAN 100
Type: 1994 C&C SR 33 (33)
Owner: Kyle Griffin
Home Port: Sarnia, Ontario
Yacht Club: Sarnia Yacht Club
Class: Class C

Crew Members:
Kyle Griffin; Tara Griffin; Jana Heaman; Derek Jackson; Bre Houtby; Jeff Fogal; Steve Carroll;

Glory
Sail #: USA 410
Type: 1987 Nonsuch 30 (30.33)
Owner: Robert Wood
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Yacht Club: Crescent Sail Yacht Club
Class: Class P

Crew Members:
John Wood; Danial Sullivan; Logan Wood; Dan Van Dyke; Robert Wood;

Glory is racing her fifth Port Huron to Mackinac race. She won her class in 2014. She is crewed by a veteran crew of Old Goats and double Old Goats from Crescent and Macatawa Bay Yacht Clubs.

Good Lookin'
Sail #: USA 123
Type: 1996 J/105 (34.5)
Owner: Mark DenUyl
Home Port: Marysville, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Class E

Crew Members:
Nolan Churchill; Ron Churchill; John Anter; Mark Stevens; Mark DenUyl; Kevin Irland; Bryson DenUyl; Brock DenUyl; Brennan Churchill;

2015 J Class Division 1 second. Overall 29th........ 2016 D Class Division 1 forth. Overall 32nd.......... 2017 D Class Division 1 first. Overall 9th............. 2018 we will do our best to win Division 1 overall

Grizzly
Sail #: USA 25524
Type: 2004 Beneteau First 36.7 (36.08)
Owner: Charles M. Bayer, Jr.
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Withdrew

Crew Members:

Gulo Gulo
Sail #: USA 51716
Type: 2002 Beneteau First 36.7 (36.08)
Owner: John Seago
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Shores, MI
Yacht Club: Grosse Pointe Yacht Club
Class: Class I

Crew Members:

Thanks Port Huron for all of your hospitality!!

Heartbreaker
Sail #: USA 88528
Type: 2015 Botin TP 52 (52)
Owner: Robert Hughes
Home Port: Ada, MI
Yacht Club: Macatawa Bay Yacht Club
Class: Class A

Crew Members:
Tanner Bryant; alex hume; Jon Upton; Wouter Verbraak; Mark Mendelblatt; Dan Morris; Laura Hagen; Jeff brock; Erik Elliott; Kyle Jones; Chris Williams ; Matt Woodworth; Robert Hughes;

Heartbreaker is a new boat this year. TP 52 Botin Design. Heartbreaker won Line Honors in 2016 BYC race.

Hetaera
Sail #: USA 28
Type: 1978 Swan 431 (43.25)
Owner: David Seidman & John Gerperline
Home Port: Cleveland, OH
Yacht Club: Edgewater Yacht Club
Class: Class N

Crew Members:
David Seidman; Abigail Cook; John Gemperline; Kelsen LaBerge; Kelly Johnson; Alissa Klein-Krause ; Melissa Bontemps; gabrielle stephens;

Hetaera has spent her last 39 years on the East Coast were she cruised and raced. She has done the Bermuda race, where she finished 2nd in her class and 3rd overall. She has also done several solo Trans Atlantic races. The last ten years where spent on the hard. She was brought to Lake Erie last spring where the two owners spent over 600 hours refurbishing her. This will be her first Mac Race and she will be sailed by an all girl crew. Smooth sailing and best of luck to her crew!

Hoodlum
Sail #: USA 1215
Type: 2009 Melges 32 (32)
Owner: Paul Hulsey
Home Port: Birmingham, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class E

Crew Members:
Geoff Speelman; Blay Schoenherr; David Cornella; Alan Block; Paul Hulsey; Mac Nutter;

Hot Ticket
Sail #: USA 25328
Type: 1995 J/120 (40)
Owner: Mike & Bob Kirkman
Home Port: Novi, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class D

Crew Members:
Michael R. Kirkman; Dan Lorenz; Lynn Kotwicki; Bob Eger; Marty Linclau-Miller; Conner Kirkman; Robert Ramirez; Danielle Deluca-Pytell; Russell Miller; Mike Kirkman; Trish Kirkman; Tom Schulte;

Hot Ticket and the Kirkman family have been sailing and racing in the Great Lakes for over 40 years. Hot Ticket hales from Bayview Yacht Club and prides herself on racing hard and having fun with friends and family. She always races in the spirit and memory of her original Old Goat, Robert Kirkman Sr. Her best Mac finishes include 1st in class in 2000, 2001, 2011, and 2014 as well as divisional podium finishes in 1989, 1998, 2000, 2011, and 2014.

Ihnsanity Too
Sail #: USA 50345
Type: 1994 J/120 (40)
Owner: Marv Ihnen & Ken Tanner
Home Port: Troy, MI
Yacht Club: Crescent Sail Yacht Club
Class: Class D

Crew Members:
David Weinkauf; stephen lorenz; Marvin Ihnen; Anita Bersie-Chabalowski; mark olson; Zak Bowdish; natalie culler; richard main; Paul Lady; kenneth tanner; Bobby Flotkoetter;

'Ihnsanity Too', placed first in Class C in the 2015 Mackinac. Ihnsanity Too sails out of Crescent Sail Yacht Club and is co-skippered by Marvin Ihnen (pronounced EEnen),and Ken Tanner. This will be this particular J-120's third Mackinac Race.

Il Mostro
Sail #: USA 1948
Type: 2008 Botin/Carkeek Volvo 70 (70)
Owner: Peter & Christopher Thornton
Home Port: Chicago, IL
Yacht Club: Chicago Yacht Club
Class: Class A

Crew Members:
Peter Thornton; Gary Murino; Deane Tank; Roc Roney; Ben Biddick; Stuart McLachlan; Zane Gills; John Stanley; Jack Jennings; Justin Slattery; Matt Wachowicz; Greg Fordon; Rob Gale; Damian Foxall;

Indigo
Sail #: USA 40456
Type: 1985 Farr 34 (33.8)
Owner: Sebastian Emery Scheibert
Home Port: Sanford, MI
Yacht Club: Bay City Yacht Club
Class: Class L

Crew Members:
Bill Morley; S. Emery Scheibert; William K. Weidner; Stan Dent; David Corcoran; Ian Wilson; Joe Eisenman;

INDIGO is entering it's fifteenth Port-Huron to Mac Race representing the Bay City Yacht Club located at the base of the picturesque Saginaw Bay. It's eclectic international crew consists of a Romanian, a Brit and even a native of Cleveland, Ohio. Other, more colorful members of the crew hail from Michigan and Alabama. Fueled by dark, full-bodied beer and dry British humour, this crew has enjoyed campaining INDIGO in many races in the Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron since 2002 occasionally even finishing in first place. We are looking forward to this running of the Port Huron to Mac Race and are grateful for the hospitality of the City of Port Huron and the Bayview Yacht Club.

Integrity
Sail #: USA 762
Type: 1961 John Alden Challenger 38 (38.5)
Owner: Tony Hubbard
Home Port: Indianapolis, IN
Yacht Club: Eagle Creek Sailing Club / Battery Park, Ohio
Class: Class O

Crew Members:
Tony Hubbard; Jacob Hubbard; Jason Hubbard; Cam Borkowski; R J Graef; Tom Wilson;

Integrity is a classic 1960’s John Alden designed yawl, manufactured by Halmatic Ltd., in the UK. With mahogany coach top and teak accents assembled by Mollich of Denmark in 1961, she certainly catches your eye (old and classy). There were 56 of these classically produced boats registered in the Challenger class between 1960 and 1964. Today, many of the Challenger class sailboats are still comfortably sailing with private owners and in charter fleets. Originally, they were raced and sailed along the east coast and UK however, a few Challengers found their way to the great lakes. Over the past 17 years, Integrity has been updated and restored close to original condition by the Hubbard family. For this Mac race, she will be sailed with their immediate and longtime extended sailing family. This is only the 2nd Port Huron-Mac race for over half of her all Corinthian crew and for Integrity herself.

Irish Eyes
Sail #: USA USA 3726
Type: 1983 J 24 (24.00 ft.)
Owner: Richard Corbett
Home Port: Michiana Shores, IN
Yacht Club: Michigan City Yacht Club
Class: Withdrew

Crew Members:
Richard Corbett;

MADRUGADA is a Pacer Yacths - Pacer 42. MADRUGADA was built in South Africa in 2006. The Pacer 42 was designed by the Simonis-Voogd Design Group. This 2014 Bayview Mackinac will be the owner Rich Corbett's 26th race.Rich Corbett is a Mackinac Race "DOUBLE OLD GOAT" having sailed 25 Bayview and 27 Chicago Mackinac Races. MADRUGADA's home is Michigan City, Indiana, on Lake Michigan. Crew comes from Indiana, Michigan & Illinois.

Irish Mist
Sail #: USA 6846
Type: 1969 Morgan 41 CB (41)
Owner: David Spiers
Home Port: Lake Orion, MI
Yacht Club: Edison Boat Club / Deadman's Flat Yacht Club
Class: Class N

Crew Members:
William Tucker; Steve Orsargos; Brad Mousseau; William Wayland; David Spiers; Andrew Spiers; Paul Spiers; Andrew Rumptz;

Irish Mist is a 1969 vintage 41 ft Morgan sloop yacht owned now by Skipper Dave Spiers that has raced in this area and the Mac for almost 40 years. She is very seaworthy and pretty boat with classic lines that date back to the CCA rules era in racing. Under previous skipper, Com. Bill McGraw she was successful in the Mac and in the money many times. We race with a crew of 8 generally and look forward to this race every year. It is the highlight of our season.

Its a Zoo
Sail #: USA 15057
Type: 1980 Santana 35 (35)
Owner: James F. Shaw
Home Port: Fort Gratiot, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Class L

Crew Members:
Tyler Pond; James Donovan; Jamison Shaw; Benjamin Skinner; James Shaw; Richard Pond; Austin Dunn; James Dunn;

J Hawker
Sail #: USA 50666
Type: 1998 J/120 (40)
Owner: Dave Sandlin, Kenneth Brown & Mark Pikula
Home Port: Sterling Heights, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class D

Crew Members:
Shannon DiMascio; Liam Walz; TJ Craig; David Sulfridge; Ken Brown; Ken Schram; Michael Garza; Dennis Kelly; Andrew Lockhart; Graham Andrews; Rob Amsler;

J Hawker is owned by the greatest guy in the whole world, Dave Sandlin. Dave is a BYC Mac winner and an Old Goat. He's not racing with us this year. "Thanks Dave for all these memorable years."

Jamjam
Sail #: USA 56
Type: 1972 Morgan 27 (27)
Owner: James Morphew
Home Port: Milford, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class O

Crew Members:
Edson Chagas; Jessica Dorado; Donald Delozier; Sterling Herrmann; James Morphew;

JamJam (sail # US 56) is a Latin word for "already" or "quickly, please" joins the fleet just this year. A Morgan 27 built in 1972, JamJam raced the Port Huron to Mac with the Keys family in 2005 as "War". Purchased by Jim Morphew just last December, the 2017 crew of JamJam features 4 of 5 veteran crew from the 2015 Mac race on the Great Cal-25 Yacht Solvo, who understand how large & luxurious is a Morgan 27, now that the Cal-25s aren't racing Mac.

Just Chill
Sail #: USA 5249
Type: 1972 C&C 39 (39.5)
Owner: David Greene
Home Port: West Bloomfield, MI
Yacht Club: Great Lakes Yacht Club
Class: Class M

Crew Members:
David Greene; Matt Bizer; Michael Brisbois; John "Michael" Check; Jeff Golding; Bob Mann; Jeff Forster;

Just Chill Is a promise fulfilled. We honor and serve her. In our sixth attempt at conquering Lake Huron we have assembled a wonderful group of sailors. Committed to doing our best, we look forward to 2018!

Kaos
Sail #: USA 358
Type: 1987 Catalina 34 (34.5)
Owner: Robert Henderson
Home Port: Armada, MI
Yacht Club: Homebrewed Yacht Club
Class: Class P

Crew Members:
Gert-Jan Vente; Mike Perzanowski; Ronald Henderson; Robert Henderson; Jim Ferguson; Amy Lazar;

Team Kaos is made up of a crew of various Mac & sailing experiences, most are boat owners, but all love the sea and sailing. Was an interesting sail last year and we expect the unexpected again this year. Sea ya on the island!

Kazuri
Sail #: CAN 602
Type: 2006 Beneteau First 36.7 (36.08)
Owner: Stuart Bletcher
Home Port: Bracebridge, Ontario
Yacht Club: Bay Port Yachting Centre / Midland Bay Sailing Club
Class: Class H

Crew Members:
Ted Jacob; Jim Coffin; Adrian Marsden; Daryl Baxter; Stuart Bletcher; Jorge Gomez; Tim Marsden; Daniel Jones;

"KAZURI" in english means small and beautiful.... This is our 5th BYC Mac race with the Beneteau 36.7. The team is a great group of friends that love to race with and against each other on the waters of Georgian Bay, Ontario. This is the event that all winter we look forward to. I would like to thank BayPort Yachting Center and especially Ken MacDonald, for his encouragement and support. Sail safe/fast and see everyone at the Island.......

Knee Deep
Sail #: USA 25006
Type: 1985 J/34 (34)
Owner: Brett & Katie Langolf
Home Port: Bexley, OH
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club / Sandusky Sailing Club / Deadman's Flat Yacht Club
Class: Class M

Crew Members:
Brett Langolf; Evan Wilkins; Jason Huffman; Jim Herold; Wesley Blazer; Ryan Lashaway; Ryan Kyle;

Knee Deep Sailing is a collection of friends and family that have raced all over The Great Lakes together. Owners Katie and Brett Langolf both grew up doing the Mackinac on family friends boats with there share of success over the years. Katie does have more 1st! This is their third version of a J boat and their fifth Mac Race on the current one, with a 3rd in 2016. We love to race hard, but also know how to slow it down with cold ones after, come find us for an ice cold beer out of our YETI Coolers

Knee Deep Sailing Team is #PoweredByDoyle

Good Luck to all sailors on the lake and their families traveling up I-75 North.

Knot Yours too
Sail #: USA 25141
Type: 1988 Catalina 38 (38.08)
Owner: Glen Drabant
Home Port: Ira, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Class N

Crew Members:
DOUG SHEPPARD; DAVID GOLDENBOGEN; DEREK SLUPKA; Dawn Longfellow-Jones; William Neville; glen drabant; michelle kinney; Jim Goldenbogen;

Largo
Sail #: USA 341
Type: 1984 Nonsuch 30 (30.33)
Owner: Rodney Glover
Home Port: St. Clair Shores, MI
Yacht Club: Crescent Sail Yacht Club
Class: Class P

Crew Members:
Rodney Glover; Joseph Romer; Tanya Baase; Nina Glover; Graham Romer;

Largo is sailing her Second BYC Mackinac race. Champ Glover has raced Cal 25's on Lake St. Clair and previous Mackinac races on Leading Edge, an NA 40, finishing 3rd and 2 years ago on As You Wish, Dave Simon's winning Beneteau 36.7, Dave's first BYC Mackinac in that fleet. Nina Glover has been sailing Catamaran's and now the last several years sailing the Nonsuch in a number of races. Joe Romer has now 24 Mackinac races under his belt and with son Graham who has sailed 4 Mackinac races. Tanya Baase sailed with Champ on the Nonsuch last year in her first Mackinac and rejoins the team. The Nonsuch 30 is a great Cat rigged boat that has been growing their numbers in the BYC Mack race over the past several years.

Last Run
Sail #: USA 25677
Type: 1985 C&C 37 (37.58)
Owner: Richard Van Houdt
Home Port: Cheboygan, MI
Yacht Club: Lake Shore Sail Club / Cheboygan Yacht Club
Class: Class N

Crew Members:
Richard Van Houdt; Paul Offer; Mick Serafinski; Brian Lang; Tyrone Golden; Ron Utz;

This will be my 27th Mackinac Race. I have raced my boats 9 times and have been a crew member 17 times. Going into this race I have 6 first place finishes, 1 overall finish, 1 second place and 2 third place finishes.

Le Faucon
Sail #: USA 41523
Type: 1986 Beneteau First 345 (34.5)
Owner: Joseph Jaeger
Home Port: Ypsilanti, MI
Yacht Club: Lake Shore Sail Club
Class: Class O

Crew Members:
Joseph Jaeger; Patrick MacArthur; Rob Kress; Shawn Beeson; Eric Reinhart; Joshua Perrin; Mike Perrin;

We are looking forward to a great race and the chance to complete with so many capable sailors! Thanks to all the volunteers that make this great event possible!

Leading Edge
Sail #: USA 15019
Type: 1978 NA 40 (39.73)
Owner: Mark & Sue Bevins
Home Port: Washington, MI
Yacht Club: Crescent Sail Yacht Club
Class: Class F

Crew Members:
Wyatt Bevins; Larsen Farrell; John Hulle; Myles Jakabowski; Pete Kennedy; James Kennedy; Joshua Schwark;

Liberty
Sail #: USA 25656
Type: 1985 Beneteau First 42 TM (41.9)
Owner: Robert Bert
Home Port: North Street, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club / Deadman's Flat Yacht Club
Class: Class F

Crew Members:
Frances May; Eric Bert; Kelsey Nevison; John Gallagher; Ryan Quinn; Michael Gallagher; Robert Bert; Scott Austin; Jill Henry; Jake Schott; Steve Kelly;

Liberty is home ported in Port Huron on the Black River, and is moored in front of the Port Huron Yacht Club. This will be Liberty's 16th PH Mack race. Her best finishes have been: 1st in IRC E on the Cove Island course in 2010, 2nd in PHRF F on the Shore Course in 2011, 2nd in PHRF I Cove Island course in 2015, 3rd in PHRF D on the Southhampton course in 2003 and 3rd In ORR Class E on the Cove Island course in 2016. Liberty finished 1st in the 2014 Chicago Mackinac Race. She is crewed by three generations of family members and long time sailing friends,

Luiz - Test
Sail #: USA 50995
Type: 1993 Frers 50 (50)
Owner: Luiz Kahl
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Yacht Club: Grosse Pointe Yacht Club
Class: Racing

Crew Members:
Luiz Kahl; Luiz Kahl; Luiz E. Kahl;

Major Detail
Sail #: USA 42763
Type: 1988 J/35 (35)
Owner: William Vogan
Home Port: Port Huron, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Class G

Crew Members:
David Werner; Thomas Font; Ryan Mynsberge; William Vogan; Andrew Van Sickle; Christopher Ongena; C.J. Ruffing; John Font; Maxwell Ruffing;

Manitou
Sail #: USA 143
Type: 2004 Beneteau First 36.7 (36.08)
Owner: John Burke
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class H

Crew Members:
Michael Schrage; Mike Klick; Patrick Burke; Bill Champion; John Burke; PJ Veltri; Tom Burleson; Peter Furest;

We have been racing Manitou in the Bayview Mackinac Race since 2009. The boat is owned by past Bayview Yacht Club Commodore John C. Burke. This will be his 40th Mackinac Race. We have a well seasoned crew with over 130 collective Mackinac Races between us. The crew is made up of family and close freinds that have been sailing together for many years. Between us we have many first, second, and third place finishes as well as some overall wins. Manitou is an Algonquian Indian word meaning spirit. This spirit is seen as a (contactable) person as well as a concept. Everything has its own Manitou—every plant, every stone, even machines. This year we hope the spirit of Manitou brings us across the finish line in first place.

Margaret Rintoul IV
Sail #: KA 3928
Type: 1984 Frers 50 (49.6)
Owner: Amien Carter
Home Port: Saginaw, MI
Yacht Club: Tawas Bay Yacht Club
Class: Class C

Crew Members:
Daniel Rylance; Cameron Rylance; Ken Ruppel; Grant Glover; Collin Mulry; Tim Kerr; Sam Alan McGowan; James Welch; Ed Vermet; Amien Carter;

One of a series of five Australian Racing Yachts named "Margaret Rintoul", built in Hobart Tasmania for the blue water races such as the Admirals Cup, the Sydney-Hobart race and the Gosford-Lord Howe Island race and is now Sailing on the Great Lakes.

mc2
Sail #: USA 45777
Type: 1994 Reichel/Pugh 50 (50)
Owner: Dan Lewis
Home Port: North Oaks, MN
Yacht Club: Wayzata Yacht Club
Class: Class B

Crew Members:
Tim Carlson; robert Tollefson; Bruce Santerre; Carl Eaton; Duane Olmsted; Matthew Kickhafer; Joel Santerre; Nathan Olmsted; Mark Nichols; Patrick Nichols; Daniel Lewis; Shane Christenson; Jed Santerre;

Mistress Quickly
Sail #: USA 42546
Type: 2002 X-332 (33)
Owner: Brian Walter
Home Port: Novi, MI
Yacht Club: Crescent Sail Yacht Club
Class: Class I

Crew Members:
Noah Walter; Mike Williams; Stephanie Saville ; Tom Srigley; Brian Walter; Robert Pfeffer;

Mockingbird
Sail #: USA 52329
Type: 2007 Reichel/Pugh TP 52 (52)
Owner: Chris Duhon
Home Port: Chicago, IL
Yacht Club: Columbia Yacht Club / United States Merchant Marine Academy
Class: Class A

Crew Members:
Chris Duhon; Marty Jensen; Jason Aardema; Patrick McMath; Alex Higby; Chris Welch; Tom Babel; Warren Lane; Dennis Hughes; Andrew Berge;

Mostly Harmless
Sail #: USA 25668
Type: 1983 Beneteau First 42 TM (41.9)
Owner: Warwick Smith
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Yacht Club: Crescent Sail Yacht Club
Class: Class F

Crew Members:
Matt Moores; Andrew Peek; Rich Romer; Randy Smith; Andrew Smith; Jay Raubolt; Eric Reno; Scott Smith; Jeff Sampson; Wick Smith;

8TH year with this boat.

Mr. Bill's Wild Ride
Sail #: USA 42968
Type: 1990 J/35 (35)
Owner: Bill Wildner, Jr.
Home Port: Harrison Township, MI
Yacht Club: North Star Sail Club
Class: Class G

Crew Members:
Ron Rabine; Timothy Schley; Eric Westen; Mike Zanella; William Wildner; Kent Schwandt; John Jamieson; Colleen Wildner; Thomas Kopp; Matthew Vale;

Mr. Bill's Wild Ride will be completing its 24th BYC Mac Race this year. The Wild Ride crew is a diverse group that has come to know each other through sailing and has become great friends; most of us have been sailing together for over 20 years. Our emphasis for this year’s race will be the same as the others, keep it simple, go fast, and sail toward the finish.

Mr. Bill's Wild Ride is powered by Kent Sails.

My Way Too
Sail #: USA 25701
Type: 1985 Catalina 36 (35.58)
Owner: Rick Ripard
Home Port: Livonia, MI
Yacht Club: Lake Shore Sail Club
Class: Class N

Crew Members:
Rick Ripard; Brad Schuster; Yves Dontigny; William Boulware; Jon Hevron; Josh Hevron; Jesse Hornberger; John Johnston;

Mystic 3
Sail #: USA 43881
Type: 1993 Dobroth 41 (41)
Owner: Fred Wilhelm
Home Port: Harrison Township, MI
Yacht Club: Crescent Sail Yacht Club
Class: Class C

Crew Members:
Lee Greening; Katie Schultz; Kevin Meiselbach; Brian Hawkins; Fred P. Wilhelm ; Fred Wilhelm; Freddy Wilhelm;

Nakiyowin
Sail #: USA 1999
Type: 1989 Ericson 38-200 (38)
Owner: Robert Bergman
Home Port: Grosse Ile, MI
Yacht Club: Ford Yacht Club
Class: Class N

Crew Members:
Robert Bergman; Dick Synowiec; Darlene McCuiston; Michael Carey; Steve Upmeyer; Chris McCardell; Dan Schuldinger;

Natalie J
Sail #: USA 5252
Type: 2006 Judel/Vrolijk TP 52 (52)
Owner: Phil & Sharon O'Niel
Home Port: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club / Storm Trysail Club
Class: Class A

Crew Members:
Eric McCumons; Jay Hansen; Matthew Otenbaker; Chris Higgins; Fred Rozelle; Steven Rozelle; Curtis Rozelle; Ryan Gardner; Philip O'Niel III; Philip O'Niel IV; Geoffrey Kimmel; Sam Rogers;

Nelda Ray
Sail #: USA 009
Type: 2005 Farrier F-33RX (33)
Owner: Pete Pattullo
Home Port: Longview, TX
Yacht Club: Longview Yacht Club / Texas Offshore Multihull Association
Class: Class 00

Crew Members:
Peter Pattullo; Bryan Rainbow; Mike Pattullo; Phil Trotter; Martin Brown;

Nelda Ray is a Farrier F33RX designed 33ft trimaran, built in Australia in 2004. Her skipper is Pete Pattullo based in Longview, Texas with Crew from Oklahoma and Caro, Michigan. She competed in 2005 & 2008, 2013, 2015 & 2017 Chicago - Mac, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014 & 2016 Bayview-Mac, and over 14 offshore races across the Gulf of Mexico including line honors on both the 250 nm Race to the Border and 150 nm Harvest Moon Regatta in 2005, 2012 & 2013 and 2nd place in 2011 Bayview-Mac, Multihull Division . This is the 6th Bayview to Mac race for boat and crew

Nereus
Sail #: USA 52308
Type: 2004 Jeanneau 35 (35)
Owner: Glenn Weier
Home Port: Waterford, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Withdrew

Crew Members:
Garrett Geiger;

this is NEREUS 11th Mac

Night Moves
Sail #: USA 25999
Type: 1998 J/120 (40)
Owner: Henry Mistele
Home Port: Troy, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club / Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Class D

Crew Members:
Henry Mistele; Jeff Mueller; Steve Falcone; Paul Falcone; Nancy Kuspa; Kurt Hohn; Cynthia Ross; P. Eric Petersen V; John Hughes; Johnny Hughes;

No Rebase
Sail #: USA 22391
Type: 1978 Tartan 10 (33)
Owner: Linda & Ralph Richards
Home Port: Troy, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class L

Crew Members:
Paul Hoff; Justin Herring; Ralph Richards; Bruce Richardson; Joe Smyk; Jason Henderson; Matthew Parlow;

The 2018 Bayview Mackinac Race will be the 26th for No Rebase and the 37th for her owner Ralph Richards

Nor'Easter
Sail #: USA 51944
Type: 2002 Swan 44 MK II (44)
Owner: George Steinemann
Home Port: Sandusky, OH
Yacht Club: Sandusky Yacht Club
Class: Class F

Crew Members:
Jeff Richards; John May; David Ryan; Gary Harris; Greg Doyal; Andy Schultz; George Steinemann; Bruce Roberts; Mark Beaton; Dan Guendelsberger;

"Nor'easter" is a Swan 44 MK II making its second appearance in the Mackinac Race.

NorthWind
Sail #: USA 53
Type: 1986 Tartan 34-2 SD (34.42)
Owner: William Shoop
Home Port: Vassar, MI
Yacht Club:
Class: Class P

Crew Members:
Patrick Zubke; Jason Enos; Clayton Morlock; Bob Bunchek; William Shoop; Ted Perreault;

Notso EZ Money
Sail #: USA 25669
Type: 2007 Dehler 44 SQ (44.91)
Owner: Michael Medwid
Home Port: Commerce Township, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class C

Crew Members:

Offliction
Sail #: USA 32718
Type: 1983 Olson 40 (40)
Owner: J. Scott Maust
Home Port: Pigeon, MI
Yacht Club: Huron Yacht Club
Class: Class K

Crew Members:
Peter Wollschlaeger; Scott Maust;

Ollie
Sail #: T 1
Type: 1984 Gougeon 35 Trimaran (35)
Owner: Tim Walli, Dave Sturm,Pat Sellenraad, John Thomas
Home Port: Bay City, MI
Yacht Club: Saginaw Bay Yacht Racing Association
Class: Class 00

Crew Members:
TIMOTHY WALLI; Carel Patrick Sellenraad; Dave Sturm; John Thomas;

Outlet Xpress
Sail #: USA 41046
Type: 1986 Express 37 (37)
Owner: Ken Block
Home Port: Richmond Heights, OH
Yacht Club: Edgewater Yacht Club
Class: Class C

Crew Members:
Andrew Hura; John Zelli; Timothy Roberts; David Krotseng; Michael Lechner; Ken Block; Craig Kvale; Bill Wilk;

30 year old boat! Sailed on the Great Lakes many years,seventh time doing the Mackinac island race. Skipper Ken Block has done the race seven times.This year he and his crew have put a lot of hard work into renovating and updating this great yacht. The crew is a diverse group made up of young and old sailors with a lot of experience racing and cruising mostly on Lake Erie and the North East shore.30 years of racing and cruising out of Edgewater Yacht Club Ken serves as a trustee for the Edgewater Yacht Club.eighth time is the charm. Good luck! Thanks to all crew members, family and friends. See you on Mackinac Island!

Passinthru
Sail #: USA 15055
Type: 1979 Santana 35 (35)
Owner: Eric Slack & Julie Slack
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Class L

Crew Members:
Charles Blaty; Julie Slack; Brenda Tack; John Campbell; Eric Slack; Leann Allen; Matt Savage; John Cooke;

Patriot
Sail #: USA 51678
Type: 2002 Beneteau First 36.7 (36.08)
Owner: Ken Sharpe
Home Port: Clinton Township, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club / North Star Sail Club
Class: Class H

Crew Members:
Ken Sharpe; Doug Petersen; Larry Petersen; Michael Apostol; Christina Noland; William Farquharson; Kevin McNeill; Michael Rivlin; John Hill;

Patriot – skippered by Ken Sharpe of Clinton Township. The Patriot Crew is a group of good friends from both North Star Sail Club, Bayview Yacht Club and Cleveland Yachting Club. Ken is an active member of NSSC and BYC and keeps his program at BYC to race with the growing Beneteau First 36.7 one-design fleet where they focus on the highly-competitive one-design events.

Pendragon
Sail #: USA 26226
Type: 1978 Contessa 43 (43)
Owner: Gregory Thomas & John Trost
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class F

Crew Members:
Kyle Burleson; Joseph Klaasen; Kyle McSorley; Charles Trost; Joseph Brennan; Kevin Thomas; Gregory Thomas; John Trost IV; John Shumaker; Tyler Vens; Andrew Crabb; Karl Trost;

Mackinac competitors take pride in attaining the status of Old Goat, representing 25 years as a participant in the greatest freshwater yacht race, the Bayview Mackinac Race. This year will mark Pendragon's 44th race, with Owners Greg Thomas and John Trost on board for every one. They are joined by their sons, Kevin Thomas, Karl Trost and Charlie Trost, with the remainder of the steadfast crew being filled out by the most fun-loving and enthusiastic bunch of sailors Bayview has to offer. You may beat them, but you will never have more fun. Pendragon has won her class 8 times. She loves this race!

Perception
Sail #: USA 76
Type: 1976 Pearson 365 (36.5)
Owner: John Sack
Home Port: Southfield, MI
Yacht Club: Kean's Yacht Club
Class: Class O

Crew Members:
Sheri Shannon; Tim Sparks; Tom Knott; john sack; Paul Spratt;

Perversion
Sail #: SM 2
Type: 1995 Sydney 41 (41)
Owner: Dennis Dettmer
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Yacht Club: Grosse Pointe Sail Club
Class: Class C

Crew Members:

After a few years of Carribean retirement, in 2011 Denis Dettmer returned to racing. This year he has joined the crew with a bigger and better version of PERVERSION. All of us on the crew are proud to join in the race to the Island.

Phantom
Sail #: USA 444
Type: 2002 J/105 (34.5)
Owner: Cynthia & Jim Best
Home Port: Howell, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class K

Crew Members:
Jim Best; Cynthia Best;

Phoebe
Sail #: USA 60027
Type: 1976 Irwin 33 MKII (33)
Owner: Anthony Buccilli
Home Port: New Baltimore, MI
Yacht Club: North Star Sail Club
Class: Class P

Crew Members:
David Rajewski; Ken Mitchell; Roger Perreault; Anthony Buccilli; Keith Wojahn;

Phoenix
Sail #: USA 251
Type: 2005 J/109 (35.25)
Owner: William Hamilton
Home Port: Troy, MI
Yacht Club: Lake Shore Sail Club
Class: Class E

Crew Members:
Jon Nevedal; Matt Vallus; Matthew Wood; William Hamilton; Brian Downes; Robert Fleming; Nicholas Cost;

Pirate
Sail #: USA 25664
Type: 1992 Moorings 405 (39.75)
Owner: Jeff & Cathy Henderson
Home Port: Clarkston, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club / North Star Sail Club
Class: Class N

Crew Members:
Harold Stackpoole; Steve Witham; Norman Silverman ; Ralph Templin; TJ Henderson; Jeff Henderson; Lawrence Haras;

Pirate sailed it's first Mac Race in 2012, which was the year Commodore Jeff Henderson was Commodore of Bayview Yacht Club. Commodore Jeff Henderson also served as Commodore in 2005 of North Star Sail Club and 1999 and 2000 of ABYRA. (Anchor Bay Yacht Racing Association). With almost 40 Mack Races under his belt, he and his seasoned crew who each have more than 30 years of sailing experience and bost 3 old goats plan on a great race! Commodore Henderson says "Pirate will have a strong finish in 2017, if we sail the boat hard and make good decisions". The boat Pirate was Launched in France and delivered to British Virgin Islands, she was in charter for several years before being brought to the United States, eventually finding her home in the Great Lakes. Cathy and Jeff Henderson did an extensive re-fit, and are very proud owners of Pirate and take a lot of pride in their boat! Our 2017 saying is: "Pirate's-you can't do epic shit with normal people!"

Plum Crazee
Sail #: USA 5448
Type: 1973 C&C 30-1 (30)
Owner: William H. Darbee
Home Port: Bay City, MI
Yacht Club: Bay City Yacht Club
Class: Class O

Crew Members:
Roy Tuttle; William Darbee; James Watson; Richard Coates; Brian Donaldson; Nicholus Darbee;

1971 Plum was conceived. First time for the boat, but two members of the crew are Old Goats. In the last few years we raced Twisted. Twisted gone sailors here.

Pop'Aye
Sail #: USA 25825
Type: 2000 X-412 (41)
Owner: Michael J. Popenas
Home Port: Dearborn, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class C

Crew Members:
John Gabriel; Joe Gustavus ; Ed Pearsall; Thad Lindsay; Ken Lepidi; Mark Mammoser; Duane Schroeder; Michael Popenas; Hanson Bratton; john Steinmetz;

Pop'Aye is back again and is continuing to tune in the X-Yacht 412. Some new crew, some old, and the same old skipper...Pop'Aye and crew are ready to enjoy the Bayview Port Huron to Mackinac race in an all new era for the boat and crew.

Port To Port
Sail #: 50
Type: 2010 Jeanneau 50 DS (50)
Owner: Curt Kassel
Home Port: Broadview Heights, OH
Yacht Club: Edgewater Yacht Club
Class: Class I

Crew Members:
curt kassel; Marino Curati; Joe Zimmerman; Kevin McNally; Donald Taylor; Ryan Clonch; Chuck Connors;

Proof
Sail #: USA 50793
Type: 1997 J/120 (40)
Owner: Michael Fozo & Robin Kendrick
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Yacht Club: Grosse Pointe Club
Class: Class D

Crew Members:
Steven Harthorn; Robin Kendrick; James Fisher; Thomas Vern; Sara Atkinson; Michael Fozo; Nick DeGalan; Steve Tepel; Brian Smith; Graham Eger;

Pterodactyl
Sail #: USA 617
Type: 2003 J/105 (34.5)
Owner: Mark Symonds
Home Port: Lake Angelus, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class E

Crew Members:
Matthew Morin; Mark Symonds; John Quinlan; Arthur Rose; Michael Morin; Kevin Morin; Duane Rose; Thac Nguyen;

Hello Port Huron! Thanks for your hospitality every year. The crew of Pterodactyl has tons of experience with well over 150 Mack races between the 7 crew members. We are looking forward to another fun, challenging race.

Quanta
Sail #: USA 25611
Type: 2003 C&C 99 (32.5)
Owner: Ed Gottschalk
Home Port: Ann Arbor, MI
Yacht Club: Huron Yacht Club
Class: Class I

Crew Members:
Connor Remer; Gregg Remer; Rob Covers; Jonathan Gottschalk; Ed Gottschalk; Bart Covers; Alex Covers; Adam Gottschalk;

Three father and son teams on board. Over 70 years of Mac experience on board.

Querencia
Sail #: USA 15979
Type: 1977 Tartan 30 (29.92)
Owner: Gordon Watson
Home Port: Ann Arbor, MI
Yacht Club:
Class: Class P

Crew Members:
Michael Thompson; Gordon Watson; Connor McCue; Pavel Hala; Michael McCue;

Rampage
Sail #: USA 420
Type: 2001 J/105 (34.5)
Owner: Matt Haglund
Home Port: Tawas City, MI
Yacht Club: Tawas Bay Yacht Club
Class: Class E

Crew Members:
Steve McCarthy; Matt Haglund; William Busch; Christopher Princing; Sue Alexander; Richard Jarratt;

Regardless
Sail #: USA 5133
Type: 1970 C&C 35 MKI (34.58)
Owner: Daniel Padilla
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class M

Crew Members:
Michael Dosch; Daniel Padilla; Jim Reese; Jonathan Berg; David Koski; Kevin Reese; Paul Dosch; Christopher Ferriole;

Regardless has raced 27 Mackinac's under skipper Com. Dan Padilla This will be our 22st Mac with the C&C 35 class. Regardless was first in class in 1999, 2005, 2008, 2014 and 2015. This is Padilla's 41st consecutive Mac.

Relentless
Sail #: USA 56565
Type: 2000 Schock 40 (40)
Owner: Mark Hagan
Home Port: Traverse City, MI
Yacht Club: Grand Traverse Yacht Club
Class: Class A

Crew Members:
Brendan Tully; Riley Hagan; Russell Schindler; Mark Hagan; Paul Hagan; Andrew Hyde; mike sutherland;

Resolute
Sail #: USA 15219
Type: 1980 Catalina 38 (38.08)
Owner: R. Perry Smith
Home Port: West Bloomfield, MI
Yacht Club: North Star Sail Club
Class: Class N

Crew Members:
Vickers Paul; Joey Baker; Steve Morris; Katherine Ann Morris; Matthew Gedris; John Monaghan; R. Perry Smith;

Sailing Vessel Resolute - Hails from North Star Sail Club. Her first Mackinac was 2013. Fair Winds and Great Company.

Reverie
Sail #: USA 35
Type: 1993 Tartan 3500 (35)
Owner: Mike Parrow
Home Port: Harrison Township, MI
Yacht Club: North Star Sail Club
Class: Class N

Crew Members:
John Stromberg; Sara Parrow-Grenier; Murphy Palmer; Andrew Parrow; Amy Scott; Mike Parrow; Jim Rodgers;

Last year was a blast to the finish line and we're planning on another great race 2018. Sailing with family and friends is winning with or without a flag!

Rowdy
Sail #: USA 42418
Type: 1989 Thomas 35 (35.42)
Owner: Val A. Saph & Val C. Saph
Home Port: Marine City, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Class G

Crew Members:
Max Schwanz; Joseph Banka; Tom Heaslip; Val A. Saph; Erik Schwanz; Grant Moore; Jason Mikolayek; Jim Cole III; Tyson Connolly; Val C. Saph;

History. Boats named "ROWDY" have been raced in the Bayview Mackinac Races for the past 39 consecutive years by Val A. Saph. The name "ROWDY" comes from a former Bayview boat; a 61' J-40 owned by former Bayview member Ril Wigle, and chartered by Val and other teenagers for 2-week trips on Lakes Huron & Michigan and Georgian Bay, in the late 1950's. That boat was noted for its leopard skin interior, wild parties and having come close to going over Niagra Falls until the anchor held when Ril took a wrong turn. It now resides in Europe after an extensive refit. The current Rowdy is a Thomas 35 raced in the Bayview Mackinac Race since 1990. It has taken first place in its class in 1991, 1993 and 2007. Most of the current crew have raced on Rowdy for many years. Former crew member Kent Herzer, who was lost off this boat on a return trip after a Mackinac race, is still sorely missed by everyone. ROWDY is proud to represent Port Huron Yacht Club, which has always warmly welcomed the Bayview/Mackinac racers to Port Huron.

Royal Blue
Sail #: USA 42478
Type: 1989 Frers 33 (33)
Owner: R. Gregory Fisher
Home Port: Traverse City, MI
Yacht Club: Grand Traverse Yacht Club
Class: Class F

Crew Members:
R Gregory Fisher; Mike Gaines; Darric Newman; Chris Jeffries; Ryan Fisher; Kristopher Potzmann; Todd Hall; Shannon Hicks;

Royal Blue is proud to represent the Grand Traverse Yacht Club of Traverse City, Michigan. Her owner, R.Gregory Fisher will be participating in his 30th Bayview to Mackinac Race. The crew always looks forward to taking a photo of the illusive Cove Island Bouy. Sail Safe to all.

Sagamore
Sail #: USA 77984
Type: 1983 Nelson/Marek 68 (68)
Owner: Bob Zeman, Laura & Tone Martin
Home Port: Chicago, IL
Yacht Club: Chicago Yacht Club / St. Petersburg Yacht Club
Class: Class B

Crew Members:
Kevin D'Aprile; Mark Fullerton; John Heaton; Mike Bird; John Baxter; Angela Graham; Jack Murphy; Tone Martin; Laura Martin; Jack Rickard; David Anderson;

Say Uncle
Sail #: USA 117
Type: 1997 Henderson 30 (30)
Owner: Kevin Lemonds
Home Port: Grosse Ile, MI
Yacht Club: Grosse Ile Yacht Club
Class: Class E

Crew Members:
Dick Dancy; Thomas Roger Lemonds; Kevin Burke; Roger Pollack; Jim Bourgault; Kevin Lemonds; Matthew Lemonds;

This is the 26th Mac for four of the crew made up of family and friends who have sailed together for over twenty five years. It is the eighteenth time hull #17 will make the trip up the lake to Mackinac.

Scout
Sail #: USA 25363
Type: 1996 J/120 (40)
Owner: Geoff Brieden & Jeff Clark
Home Port: Grosse Pointe, MI
Yacht Club: Crescent Sail Yacht Club
Class: Class D

Crew Members:
Tom Enders; Brian Francis; Geoff Brieden; Matthew Malley; Jeff Clark; Stephen Beskange; Jerry Bresser; Brian Wagner; Anna Brieden; Andrew Malley; Patrick Bresser;

Shamrock
Sail #: USA 11166
Type: 1971 C&C 35 MKI (34.58)
Owner: David Keys
Home Port: Chicago, IL
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club / Detroit Sail Club / Columbia Yacht Club / Grand Traverse Yacht Club
Class: Class M

Crew Members:
Kelly Schonhardt; Elisa Stroh; Brittany Nordhaus; Justin LaPaugh; David R. Keys; Howard Keys; Stephen Poulos; Jay Schuch; Clyde Guensche;

Crew of friends and family excited to continue 40 + years of tradition.

Shape
Sail #: USA 23756
Type: 1979 Santana 35 (35)
Owner: Win Cooper III & Chris Benedict
Home Port: Flint, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club / Mackinac Island Yacht Club
Class: Class L

Crew Members:
Everett Benedict; Chris Benedict; Cam Benedict; Win Cooper, III; Rick Birdsall; John Earl; Steven V Bradley; Dale McNabb;

Shape is owned by Win Cooper III and Chris Benedict. They are joined by Steve “Blue” Bradley, Dale “Foredeck” McNabb, Rick Birdsall, John Earl and Chris' sons, Cameron & Everett Benedict. This year we will miss Win’s father “Win the elder” and Fast Eddie Ely, both have retired to other activities after 32 years sailing with us. To All, may your memories list grow longer with this race, and hopefully all good memories.

Shillelagh
Sail #: USA 5451
Type: 1971 Tartan 30C (29.92)
Owner: George L Mulqueen III
Home Port: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Yacht Club: Crescent Sail Yacht Club
Class: Class O

Crew Members:
Jessica Soulliere; Brian Leslie; Adam Lounsbury; George Mulqueen; Dennis Mulqueen II; Judi Layne; Michael Nutt;

Shmokin Joe
Sail #: USA 20
Type: 2011 J/111 (36.42)
Owner: Jeffrey Schaefer
Home Port: Elm Grove, WI
Yacht Club: Racine Yacht Club
Class: Class D

Crew Members:
Julie Jankowski; Mark Veenstra; Christine Steiner; Jeffrey Schaefer; Nick Ponsonby; Rick Jossart; Chris Nielson; Michele (Mickey) Nielson;

This will be our 12th Bayview-Mac. 2nd year with our J111 Shmokin Joe

Sin Duda!
Sail #: USA 28252
Type: 1994 Santa Cruz 52 (53.02)
Owner: Lindsey Duda
Home Port: Dallas, TX
Yacht Club: Chicago Yacht Club
Class: Class B

Crew Members:
Tyler Woodworth; Tim Corkell; Kyle Vowels; Bob Hillier; Richard Graef; Jim Armstrong; Pat Considine; Steve Diaz; Lindsey Duda;

Siochail
Sail #: USA 10380
Type: 1971 C&C 35 MKI (34.58)
Owner: Brian Geraghty
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Shores, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class M

Crew Members:
Don Beneteau; Glen Priestley; Katie Doherty; John Hreno Jr; Mark Kopel; Mike Valuck; John Gooch; Brian Geraghty; Christine Kopel;

For the C&C35 MkI Siochail, skippered by Com. Brian Geraghty, this will be the 35th continuous raced Bayview Mackinac race for this boat as Siochail and the 39th Bayview Mackinac Race for the skipper.

Skull Cracker
Sail #: USA 111
Type: 2014 J/111 (36.42)
Owner: Dan Kitchens
Home Port: Saint Louis, MO
Yacht Club: Chicago Yacht Club
Class: Class D

Crew Members:
Lance Kitchens; Rob Horsfield; Jeremy Houseman; Daniel Kitchens; John Sandberg; Dayne Holloway; Stan Carroll;

Skull Cracker raced is pleased to be back for the Bayview.

Slainte
Sail #: USA 332
Type: 1987 Catalina 34 (34.5)
Owner: Joseph Kar
Home Port: Detroit, MI
Yacht Club: Detroit Yacht Club
Class: Class P

Crew Members:
Christian Spencer; Joseph Kar; Roy Lamphier; Gary Bigwood; Rob Hasting; Sophia Lamphier; Matt Robertson;

Well this is what I typed last year, 2017, and it was dinner on Sunday, super wicked! Breakfast on Monday is the plan. Dinner Sunday night would be wild.

So for number 20! Let's try it again. How about lunch on Sunday? I don't think it is physically possible, but we will try. Dinner would be crazy again. Here is hoping that we book the last room at the Iroquois again! Best of luck to all.

Sleeping Tiger
Sail #: USA 25900
Type: 1999 J/120 (40)
Owner: John Harvey & Rick Titsworth
Home Port: Novi, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class D

Crew Members:
John Harvey; Rick Titsworth; Emily Hughes; Jacob Gedrimas; Tami Schroeder; Keith Rospond; Dean Krotchen; Rick Pary;

Snipe
Sail #: USA 25326
Type: 1991 Thomas 35 (35.42)
Owner: Dennis Meagher
Home Port: Roseville, MI
Yacht Club: North Star Sail Club
Class: Class G

Crew Members:
Jeff Fishman; Dennis Meagher; Nikolas Lintunen; Brandon Noland; Kevin Flood; Chris Frake; Ian Pouliot; Jake Wolny; Mike Wilmoth;

Sohest
Sail #: USA 52754
Type: 2007 Beneteau First 36.7 (36.08)
Owner: Jerry Somalski & Wanda Dziwura
Home Port: Essexville, MI
Yacht Club: Saginaw Bay Yacht Club / Bay City Yacht Club
Class: Class H

Crew Members:
Ken Petersen; Jerome (Jerry) Somalski; Jeff LeVasseur; John Laundra; BRENT GAUDREAU; Randy Shelagowski; Ed Fullman; Gary Parsons; Brad Fullman;

Sojourner
Sail #: USA 87
Type: 1979 Seidelmann 299 (29.9)
Owner: Timothy Branson & Sea Scout Ship 1148
Home Port: Dearborn, MI
Yacht Club: Edison Boat Club
Class: Class O

Crew Members:
Caleb Parton; Caitlin Parton; Timothy Branson; Sara Mazurek; William Tilley; William Stimson; Rebecca Washburn; Rachael Washburn;

The sailing yacht "Sojourner" is owned and raced by the Boy Scouts of America Sea Scout Ship 1148 based out of the Edison Boat Club of Detroit. These amazing youth, boys and girls between the ages of 14-21, have spent many hours restoring their donated 1979 Seidelmann 299 over the past 3 years in preporation for this race. This is Sojourner's very first Mackinac race. The boat is Skippered by Timothy Branson, the founder of the unit.

Solution
Sail #: USA 40025
Type: 1998 Farr 40 OD MH (40.72)
Owner: William Francis
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club / Grosse Pointe Sail Club
Class: Class C

Crew Members:
Scott Slanic; Owen Pfaff; Thom Bomgardner; John Hutt; Nikolaus Kowal-Besler; KEITH CAMERON; BILL FRANCIS; JOEL MARKSTROM; Kevin Flood;

This is the crew's 39th BYC Mac race and the eighth time with a Farr 40. The crew has 3 old goats and 3 near old goats. Best of luck and fair winds at your back to all competitors.

Spirit
Sail #: USA 16541
Type: 1971 C&C 35 MKI (34.58)
Owner: Cameron Lawrence
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Yacht Club: Grosse Pointe Farms Boat Club
Class: Class J

Crew Members:
Cameron Lawrence; Kevin Lawrence;

Splash Dance
Sail #: USA 40221
Type: 1984 S2 9.1 (29.83)
Owner: Paul Hickman
Home Port: Ortonville, MI
Yacht Club: North Cape Yacht Club
Class: Class M

Crew Members:
Keith Frederick; James Humason; Jim Gladieux; Troy Willett; William Caruso; Paul Hickman; Jody Kjoller; Steve Lawson;

Stargazer
Sail #: USA 3839
Type: 1993 Beneteau First 38s5 (38.25)
Owner: Dr. Marc Rosenthal
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class F

Crew Members:
Robert Welch; Tracy Rhodes; Noah Zogas; Peter Egerer; Gary Bresnehan; Marc Rosenthal; Richard Welch;

This will the 10th year for our crew. 5th year with the Beneteau Stargazer. 1st time on Cove Island Course.

Steadfast
Sail #: USA 51045
Type: 1988 CS-40 (39.25)
Owner: Arthur Osterwald
Home Port: Grand Rapids, MI
Yacht Club: Bayshore Yacht Club
Class: Class F

Crew Members:
Arthur Osterwald; Pat McGann; Jeremy Nienhuis; Rod Leonard; Tom Nienhuis; Chad Nienhuis;

Steelin' Gold
Sail #: USA 25161
Type: 1988 J/35 (35)
Owner: William White & William Mosher
Home Port: Fort Gratiot, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Class G

Crew Members:
Sam Pillsbury; Brian Loerke; Matt O'Connor; Chris Appleby; Milton Ploghoft; Tony Garczynski; Dale Conger; William Mosher; Christopher White; Daniel Collins;

Sting
Sail #: USA 256
Type: 1984 Catalina 38 (38.08)
Owner: Michael D. Bouckaert
Home Port: Bay City, MI
Yacht Club: Saginaw Bay Yacht Club
Class: Class N

Crew Members:
Charles Case; David Lange; Dylan Bouckaert; Konnor Lange; Jonathan Benallack; Michael Bouckaert; Stephen Lange;

The 2018 BYC Mackinac Race presents a long awaited "reunion" opportunity for the storied Catalina 38 "STING", owner/Skipper Mike Bouckaert, and brothers Dave and Steve Lange. In the mid to late 80's, this group enjoyed great success on "STING" while crewing together for Dave and Steve's father- original "STING" owner Ken Lange on Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay. For thirteen years this team gained racing experience while sailing together aboard the "Lange" boats "EVADER", "PHANTOM", and "STING".

In a welcome twist of fate two years back Mike Bouckaert was able to purchase "STING" and return it to active sailing on Saginaw Bay. The time has come to once again commission this boat on the open lake in the BYC Mackinac Race. The 2018 BYC-Mac race will add to "STING'S" experience of several BYC-Mac races that have accumulated over a 20 year period starting in the 1990's.

Mike Bouckaert has 25+ years of active sailboat racing experience ranging from HobieCats to daysailers to 40'+ boats. This will be Mike's 6th BYC Mac race, and his first as owner/skipper of "STING". Mike sails "STING" out of the Saginaw Bay Yacht Club. Mike's son Dylan has taken an active interest in the sport and also joins the 2018 crew.

Brothers Dave and Steve Lange have a combined 46 years of active sailboat racing experience, ranging from Optimist Prams to Lightnings to 40' PHRF boats. Dave also has BYC-Mac experience and is currently the owner/skipper of the Tartan Ten "Mechanical Music" that races out of the Bay City Yacht Club. Dave's son Konnor entered the sport actively five years ago and will also crew on "STING"

Jonathan Benallack has been hooked on sailing since his dad brought home "...a new green and white Sunfish the summer he was 15...". Jon has a wealth of sailing experience on both inland lakes and Lake Michigan, recently focusing on the sporty Flying Juniors and Flying Scots. Jon is a welcome member to the "STING" crew.

The owner and crew of "STING" wish to extend a SIGNIFICANT Thank you to all the family and friends who have made this race possible....none of which would be possible without their help and support. Good Sailing!!!!!

Strings
Sail #: X 12
Type: 2011 Gougeon 40 Catamaran (40)
Owner: Mark Cadotte
Home Port: Midland, MI
Yacht Club: Bay City Yacht Club
Class: Class 00

Crew Members:
Mark Cadotte; Dan Siniff; Greg Bull;

Stripes
Sail #: USA 25168
Type: 1986 Santa Cruz 70 (68)
Owner: Bill Martin
Home Port: Ann Arbor, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class B

Crew Members:
Bill Babel; Michael DeLano; Perry Lewis; William Carl Martin; Stuart Pettitt; Michael Martin; John Teeter; David Holme; Bradley Terpstra; Eric Rasmussen; Dan Knight; Ian Beckley;

Sundance
Sail #: USA 15011
Type: 1978 NA 40 (39.73)
Owner: Jack Gillis & Dick Hathaway
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Shores, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club / Mackinac Island Yacht Club
Class: Class N

Crew Members:
Jack Gillis; Stewart Kerr; Dick Hathaway; Drew Davis; Randy Semmler; Reynold Semmler; John Gillis;

We are sailing with rollerfurling +6 a dacron mainsail +3 and a dacron/vectran genoa+3.This gives us an adjusted rating under DRYA rules of 102 phrf

Sunshine
Sail #: USA 5404
Type: 1966 Pearson Wanderer 30 (30.25)
Owner: Ayers Morison Jr
Home Port: Beverly Hills, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class P

Crew Members:
Shaun Minné; Ayers Morison Jr; Tim Reade; Nicholas Salowich; Michele Weston; William Moss; Rodney Weston;

Sunshine is 52 years young this year, sailing in her 28th BYC Mac race since her first in 1966. She has been completely restored and updated since her last Mac race in 1996. There are 3 "Old Goats" on board as part of a 7 person crew showing a total of over 100 years of BYC and Chicago Mac race experience.

Swiftsure
Sail #: USA 40888
Type: 1990 Nelson/Marek 50 (50)
Owner: Ronald Ehlert
Home Port: Wyoming, MI
Yacht Club: Bayshore Yacht Club
Class: Class B

Crew Members:
Bill Snyder; James Lippert; Michael Stephens; Ronald Ehlert; Ronald Connors-Ehlert; Henry Kuyt; Norbert Tyl; Larry Zeiser; Matthew Moilanen; Matt Rybar;

Swiftsure sails out of Holland, MI with a crew of family, friends and co-workers.

Taku
Sail #: USA 15634
Type: 1986 Sabre 34 MKII (34.16)
Owner: Brian Jenney
Home Port: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Yacht Club: Lake Shore Sail Club
Class: Class M

Crew Members:
Brian Jenney; Scott Jenney; John Boyle; Paul Grosshans; Adam Dryden; Terry Noonan; Ed Smiley;

Taku was formerly known as Sleeping Tiger and returns to the Port Huron to Mac. A Taku Wind is a strong, gusty, east-northeast wind, occurring in the vicinity of Juneau, Alaska between October and March. Looking forward to making memories that last a lifetime.

Talisman
Sail #: USA 482
Type: 2004 Botin/Carkeek 58 (58)
Owner: Bruce Aikens
Home Port: West Bloomfield, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class B

Crew Members:
Bruce Aikens; David LaMere; Steven Varnum; Dave McVicker; John Turk; Paul Stroup; Robert Aikens; Paul Ragheb; Fred Detwiler; James Marshall; Kevin Bell; Craig Gooch;

Tar Baby
Sail #: USA 21827
Type: 1978 Tartan 10 (33)
Owner: Don Lang
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class L

Crew Members:
Ken Kelly; Mike Varsava; Dan Wehby; Don Lang; Jeff Raynal;

Tar Baby and Don Lang's 40thconsecutive year to Mackinac Island. Don and his crew are hoping for 30 more challenging and successful finishes.

Time Machine
Sail #: USA 40937
Type: 1986 J/35 (35)
Owner: Robert Gordenker
Home Port: Ann Arbor, MI
Yacht Club: North Cape Yacht Club
Class: Class G

Crew Members:
Barbara Jordan; Robert Gordenker; Jim Schlee; Steve Morrow;

TIME MACHINE is sailing her 20th Port Huron to Mackinac Race. This race is always one of the seasons highlights as the crew prepares to battle it out, boat for boat, with the other J/35 & T/35 competitors. The crew hails from the Ann Arbor and South East Michigan area.

First boat over the line gets the flag!!!

Tir Na Nog
Sail #: USA 5290
Type: 1971 C&C 35 MKI (34.58)
Owner: Steven Sheppard
Home Port: Grand Blanc, MI
Yacht Club: Crescent Sail Yacht Club
Class: Class M

Crew Members:
Phil Conger; Mike Butler; Bill Sheppard; Jim Kinney; Jim Herchenbach; Steven Sheppard; John Sheppard; Mary Bulter;

Titan
Sail #: USA 25633
Type: 1985 C&C 41 (40.75)
Owner: Aitken, Schultes & Dumouchelle
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Shores, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Withdrew

Crew Members:

First in class-2006 Mackinac looking forward to another Mackinac win

Toa
Sail #: USA 224
Type: 2006 J/109 (35.25)
Owner: Jim Mitchell & Bruce Danly
Home Port: River Forest, IL
Yacht Club: Chicago Yacht Club
Class: Withdrew

Crew Members:
Clay Danly; Bruce Danly; Pete Holz; Jim Mitchell; Mike Beasley; Hunter Christoph;

Tribute
Sail #: USA 418
Type: 1987 Nonsuch 30 (30.33)
Owner: Matthew Wenzler
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Yacht Club: Grosse Pointe Yacht Club
Class: Class P

Crew Members:
Eric Basta; Ted Nunes; Matthew Wenzler; Cristopher Wenzler; Tyson Weinert;

This Hinterhoeller Nonsuch 30 Ultra has been rechristened as "Tribute" to honor the memory of my father Joseph Wenzler as well as the storied past of this prolifically sailed vessel. "Big Joe" was who introduced me and to the sport of sailing He has impacted the lives of many of those participating in this years Mackinac by sharing his love of sailing, the lakes, the sea and its lore. The new Hull color of Tribute echoes the colors of the boat we raced with dad, the good ship Rubicon. In addition, the Nonsuch Class tradition of laughter, great food, and loud sonorous voices pays tribute to the great lessons we have learned from my parents, and all those others that had a positive impact on the sport and our connection with the water...

Triton
Sail #: USA
Type: 1960 Pearson Triton 28 (28)
Owner: Andrew N. Kiteley
Home Port: Port Huron, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Withdrew

Crew Members:

Bringing an almost 60 year old classic back to life...and back to the race!

True Blue
Sail #: USA 52833
Type: 2008 Corby 33 (32.8)
Owner: Jim Cresswell
Home Port: Harrison Township, MI
Yacht Club: North Star Sail Club
Class: Class E

Crew Members:
Nick Irwin; Jordan Ladd; Bryan Wielgat; Steve Conger; Jason Parkes; Jon Cresswell; Chris Carnell; Stephen Kowal-Besler;

Underdog
Sail #: CAN 4605
Type: 1970 C&C 35 MKI (34.58)
Owner: Cameron Paine
Home Port: Windsor, Ontario
Yacht Club:
Class: Class M

Crew Members:
Paul Dezell; Sam Irwin; Lee Shuckerow; Chris Noakes; Daniel Reichelsdorfer; Michael Bevins; Kim Breidenstein; Cameron Paine;

Unplugged
Sail #: USA 25
Type: 2011 J/111 (36.42)
Owner: Tim Clayson
Home Port: Farmington Hills, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club / Bark Shanty Sail Club
Class: Class D

Crew Members:
Brian Leidal; Chris Clayson; Tim Clayson; Bruce Leidal; Brian Clayson; Jim Bowen;

In our 19th Mac. Looking forward to another great race. Our History: 2013 - 2nd PHRF C; 2011 - 3rd PHRF C: 2010 - 1st Cruising Division, 1st Cruising Class D; 2009 - 1st Cruising Class D: 2008 - 2nd Cruising Class C; 2007 - 2nd Cruising Class C; 2006 - 3rd Cruising Class D: 2003 - 1st Cruising Class C. 2018?

Vaite
Sail #: USA 56
Type: 1979 Newick Native 38 (38)
Owner: Wayne Jurs
Home Port: Port Huron, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Class 00

Crew Members:
Jeffrey Gehlmann; Lyndsey Jurs; Wayne Jurs; Dave Hayward;

Vaite Was built by Concorida Yachts in 1979 for the OSTAR race, single handed trans Atlantic. She ended up in Florida and raced in the St. Petersberg Yucatan race winning twice.

Vanguard
Sail #: USA 35999
Type: 1994 Mumm 36 (36)
Owner: Michael Goran
Home Port: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Yacht Club: Great Lakes Yacht Club
Class: Class C

Crew Members:
Michael Goran; Terry Frazier; Dwight Smith; Bill Reed; Benjamin Tower; Derek Klima; tom Podgorski; Jordan Bush; salvatore stablie; Michelle matthews;

Vanguard is from the Great Lakes Yacht Club in St. Clair Shores. Her Owner and skipper is an "OLD Goat" having sailed 37 Bayview Mackinac Races. Two more of Vanguard's crew are Old goats.

Velero VII
Sail #: USA 15044
Type: 1978 NA 40 (39.73)
Owner: Katie Leigh Barbour & J. Sammy Barbour
Home Port: Grosse Pointe, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class F

Crew Members:
Alex Ramos; J Samuel Barbour, Jr; Kimberly Barbour; Kathryn Burt; Katie Leigh Barbour; Sydney Thompson; Stan Carroll;

Victrix
Sail #: USA 25439
Type: 1999 J/120 (40)
Owner: Curtis Kime
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class D

Crew Members:
Curtis Kime; Carl Gruener; Tor Hough; Bob Justin; Sean McCowell; Kyle Doyle; Joel Craig; Dave Lorenz; Nick Trost; Colton Gerber;

Vrijheid
Sail #: CAN 60053
Type: 1989 Swan 53 (53)
Owner: Sjoerd Bos
Home Port: Komoka, Ontario
Yacht Club: Sarnia Yacht Club
Class: Class I

Crew Members:
Sjoerd Bos; Eric Bos; Zachary Bos; Alyssa Kihnke; Logan Kihnke; Stewart Jones; Kaylee Bos; Lexi Kihnke; Sharon Kihnke; Mauraine Bos; Jack Jones; Brian Khinke;

Walloon
Sail #: USA 5232
Type: 1970 C&C 35 MKI (34.58)
Owner: Richard Grow, Todd Hughes, Christopher Grow & Alfred (Buddy) Grow
Home Port: Harbor Springs, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class M

Crew Members:
Com. Richard Grow, Sr.; Christopher J. Grow; Peter Becker; alvin Fick; john wagner; Davidlilley Lilley; Bruce Lilley; Chris Van Antwerp;

Walloon is a C&C35 One design sloop. She has won Mackinac races 7 times, first starting in 1970. The Grow family started the C&35 Class in Detroit in 1973. The Race this year dedicated to the late Buddy Grow who was an integral member of the crew during the 7 Mackinac class wins. His picture is on our mackinac website.

War Chant 2
Sail #: USA 51793
Type: 2002 Beneteau First 36.7 (36.08)
Owner: Reid Stromberg
Home Port: Fort Gratiot, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Class H

Crew Members:
REID STROMBERG ; Bill Baisden; PETER FRANCZUK; Bruce CLark; Brittani Baisden; Luke Bosma; Lia Bosma; Michael WEST; James Mowbray; Thomas Jobbitt;

this Is War Chant2's 4th MAC and we look forward to seeing all our friends on the Island!

Warrior
Sail #: USA 32668
Type: 1984 C&C 41 (40.75)
Owner: George Thomson
Home Port: West Bloomfield, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class F

Crew Members:
George Thomson; David Clifton; Thad Scott; Richard Hunt; Watty Bernard; Stas Popowich; Jack Wheeler; JoD Hartingh; Mike Dooley; Todd Jones; Marc Belloli;

Whiplash
Sail #: USA 97481
Type: 1988 J/35 (35)
Owner: Gregg Whipple
Home Port: Grand Blanc, MI
Yacht Club: Tawas Bay Yacht Club
Class: Class G

Crew Members:

Skipper Gregg and his crew of Vikings are back again for the Mac race. With lots of experience from other racing classes, they are hoping to create some waves in the J35/T35 class...

Whirlwind
Sail #: USA 193
Type: 1990 Mirage 35 (34.5)
Owner: Leo Chartier
Home Port: East Tawas City, MI
Yacht Club: Tawas Bay Yacht Club
Class: Class P

Crew Members:
Matt MacDonald; Cole Robinson; Bill Stridiron; Jan Gatz; Greg MacDonald; Tony Shepherd; Leo Chartier; Bradley Glance;

This will be Whirlwinds 7th Mackinaw Race. The crew is getting older but not any less enthusiastic. We love the challenge the race brings. Looking forward to another fast and safe race.

White Water Dragon
Sail #: USA 405
Type: 2002 Beneteau First 40.7 SD (39.25)
Owner: Tom & Melissa White
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class I

Crew Members:
Dan Holley; Darrell Cope; Roger Li; Sable Ho; Brian Sullivan; Elizabeth Sullivan ; Melissa White; Tom White; Marty Calibriese; Nathan White; Natalie White;

Our crew is made up of friends who have been sailing together for 10 years or more - mostly Star Class boats. Most of us all have been sailing together in various boats beginning in DRYA Junior sailing programs.

Wind Toy IV
Sail #: USA 5119
Type: 1970 Morgan 42-2 TM (42)
Owner: Rob Bunn
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club/Crescent Sail Yacht Club
Class: Class L

Crew Members:
Laurie Bunn; Robert Bunn; Rob Bunn; George Hooper; Tony Bommarito; Scott Sorbie; William Henderson; Eric Sayenga;

Windquest
Sail #: USA 28686
Type: 2002 Reichel/Pugh Max Z86 (86)
Owner: Doug DeVos
Home Port: Macatawa, MI
Yacht Club: Macatawa Bay Yacht Club
Class: Class A

Crew Members:
Mark Pinney; David Tank; Jim Turner; Farrand Farrand; Brian MacInnes; Jared Henderson; Romolo Ranieri; Andrew Campbell; Jordan Richtsmeier; Bob Schermer; Scott Gregory; Luke Molloy; Peter Isler; Brent Ruhne; Dalton DeVos; Farley Fontenot; Tom Giesler; Doug DeVos; Bill Sleeman; Tom Powrie;

Windshadow
Sail #: USA 416
Type: 2001 J/105 (34.5)
Owner: Jim Murphy
Home Port: West Bloomfield, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class E

Crew Members:
JIM MURPHY; LAURI ELLIAS; MIKE HENDRIE; RUTH BARRETT; Dan Gidcumb; Daniel Burleson; Greg Dunn;

One sort of young guy populates this mostly older crew of four men and two women who make this boat go. The young guy's grandfather sailed 40 foot ice boats. His uncle is a grand ram. His father still sails the Mac. He is keeping the family tradition going with gusto. Another crew member is a retired high school teacher whose students undoubtedly miss her daily. Four attorneys make the boat one in which the wind never dies.

Wizard
Sail #: USA 4511
Type: 2008 Reichel/Pugh 74 (74)
Owner: David & Peter Askew
Home Port: Wilmington, DE
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club / New York Yacht Club / Storm Trysail Club
Class: Class A

Crew Members:
Mitch White; Phil Trinter; John von Schwarz; Bill Jenkins; Peter Askew; Phil Harmer; Richard Clarke; Chris Larson; Will Oxley; Marco Constant; Matt Beck; Malcolm Parker; David Lyons; Joe Fanelli; Chris Maxted;

Zubenelgenubi
Sail #: USA 5333
Type: 1967 Cal 30 (30)
Owner: Eric & Conrad Keydel
Home Port: Brighton, MI
Yacht Club: Crescent Sail Yacht Club
Class: Class O

Crew Members:
Rich Schierloh; Gerald Schroeder ; Eric Keydel; Jason Keydel; Adam Warmack; Jim Bulin; Jason Huyghe;

Zubenelgenubi is one of the original Cal-30s built by Jensen Marine. The boat was originally owned by Kurt Keydel, Woody Warrick, and John Martin and named Trigon. When Woody Warrick took over ownership in 1982 he changed the name to Zubenelgenubi, a third - order double navigational star. That was also the year that it won its class and its division in the Mackinac race. The boat is now owned by Kurt Keydel's sons Eric and Conrad.




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