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Race Participants' Details
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Abino
Sail #: CAN 93188
Type: 2002 Beneteau First 36.7 (36)
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; Robitaille Jean-Luc; Simon Robitaille;

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: Racing

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

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: Racing

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: Racing

Crew Members:
Dennis Cooper; Scott Krucki; Tom Day; Bev Noa;

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:

As You Wish
Sail #: USA 60367
Type: 2005 Beneteau First 36.7 (36)
Owner: Dave Simon
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Yacht Club: Crescent Sail Yacht Club
Class: Class H

Crew Members:

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: Cruising

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

Crew Members:
Gregg Anderson; Andrew Morlan; James Vogler; Meggan Pope;

AVATAR continues more than 30 years 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 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: Racing

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

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: Racing

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

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 M

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

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; Deborah Schaefer-Frederick; James 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:
Amie Ross; Tim Ross; Mark Esch-Williams;

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 first BYC Mack.

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

Crew Members:

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

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

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: Cruising

Crew Members:

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

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

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: Cruising

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

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

Crew Members:

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: Racing

Crew Members:
Jeremy Thompson; Greg Cyrul; 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: Racing

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

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: Racing

Crew Members:

This is the fourth Mac Race for Color Me Gone. We welcome 3 new crew members who are excited to participate. We wish all competitors fair winds and a safe 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: Cruising

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

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.

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

Crew Members:

Looking forward to safe and rewarding 2017 Race!

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: Racing

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

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

Crew Members:
Patrick Whistler; Mike Rodems; Jim Dzielski; Scott Danforth; Doug Folsetter; Peter Johnson; Peter Davis; Greg Kerl; Theodore Johnson; Patrick Brady;

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. Most of the crew has raced the Bayview Mac several times before on the first Damn Yankee, a Judel Vrolik 43.

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

Crew Members:

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

Crew Members:

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.

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

Crew Members:

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: Cruising

Crew Members:
ilja vreeken; Eric Messerly; Gary Gonzalez; Brett Dodds; Henry Gonzalez; Charles Gonzalez; Lynn Pytell;

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.

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

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

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

Crew Members:
David Robinson; Charles Waterman; Christopher Lockhart; Jonathan Spencer; Steve Masson; Victor Granic;

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.

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

Crew Members:

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: Racing

Crew Members:
Mike Doumanian; Bill Doyle; Beth Craig; Tom Dalloo; Winnie Adams; Ray Adams; Dean Waldrup;

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: Racing

Crew Members:

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

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: Racing

Crew Members:
JON Mitchell; Brad Everingham; Art LeVasseur; Tom Godmair; Tim Prophit;

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

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 L

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

Crew Members:
Tom Riley; Matt McGlynn; Timothy Lay; Bradley Dietzel; Eric Wright; Nick Saur;

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: Racing

Crew Members:
Ben Peters; Peter Pfaff; Eric Nikesch; James Cooper; Dan Nikesch; Tim Peters;

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: Cruising

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

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 C

Crew Members:

Gail Force
Sail #: USA 61367
Type: 2003 Beneteau First 36.7 (36)
Owner: Robert Duker
Home Port: Grosse Pointe, MI
Yacht Club: Crescent Sail Yacht Club / Edison Boat Club
Class: Class H

Crew Members:

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!

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

Crew Members:
william woodworth; andrew woodworth; irv wolfson; BRUCE DRESNER; KEN MCCURDY; STEVEN SEARLES; MICHAEL BRADLEY; JAMES HERMAN; Vicki L TRAVIS; GUY HIESTAND; TODD SUESS; KAREN HARTLEY;

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: Racing

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

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)
Owner: Robert Wood
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Yacht Club: Crescent Sail Yacht Club
Class: Cruising

Crew Members:

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, Bayview 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: Racing

Crew Members:

The crew of Good Lookin' is anxious to test our sailing skills in another Mac race against some very competive boats. Half of our crew are young men competing in their second and third Mac races and the rest are veterans including Kevin Irland who will become an old goat after this race. Should be a fun one for everyone!

Grizzly
Sail #: USA 25524
Type: 2004 Beneteau First 36.7 (36)
Owner: Charles M. Bayer, Jr.
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class H

Crew Members:

Heartbreaker
Sail #: USA 52329
Type: 2015 Botin TP 52 (52)
Owner: Robert Hughes
Home Port: Ada, MI
Yacht Club: Macatawa Bay Yacht Club
Class: Racing

Crew Members:
Robert Hughes; Tanner Bryant; alex hume; Wouter Verbraak; Mark Mendelblatt;

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: Cruising

Crew Members:
Melissa Bontemps; gabrielle stephens; David Seidman; Kelsen LaBerge; Kelly Johnson; Trisha Bradley; John Gemperline; Abigail Cook;

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: Racing

Crew Members:

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 C

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

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 C

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

'Ihnsanity Too', !st Place Class C 2015, 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. She has participated in a variety of East Coast events including several Newport to Bermuda races.

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: Racing

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

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

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 Yawl (38.5)
Owner: Tony Hubbard
Home Port: Indianapolis, IN
Yacht Club: Eagle Creek Sailing Club / Battery Park, Ohio
Class: Racing

Crew Members:
R J Graef; Jacob Hubbard; Jason Hubbard; Cam Borkowski; Barrert Rhoads; Tony Hubbard;

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.

J Hawker
Sail #: USA 50666
Type: 1998 J/120 (39.6)
Owner: Dave Sandlin/Kenneth Brown/Mark Pikula
Home Port: Sterling Heights, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class C

Crew Members:
Graham Andrews; Andrew Lockhart; Dennis Kelly; Michael Garza; Ken Brown; Ken Schram; David Sulfridge; TJ Craig;

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."

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: Racing

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

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: Poor Man's Yacht Club
Class: Cruising

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

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)
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; Stuart Bletcher; Daryl Baxter; Daniel Jones; Jorge Gomez; Tim Marsden;

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

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

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

Crew Members:
Rodney Glover; Tanya Baase; Joe Romer;

Largo is sailing her first BYC Mackinac race. The crew is all family, one brother and two sons of Champ Glover. The crew is comprised of small boat sailors, primarily Thistles, although Champ has raced Cal 25's on Lake St. Clair and previous Mackinac races on Leading Edge, an NA 40, finishing 3rd and last year on As You Wish, Dave Simon's winning Beneteau 36.7, his first BYC Mackinac in that fleet. The Nonsuch 30 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: Cruising

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

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: Racing

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

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: Racing

Crew Members:

Leading Edge is owned and operated by Mark and Sue Bevins. We wish all boats and crew a safe passage.

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: Racing

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

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 E. Kahl; Luiz Kahl;

Manitou
Sail #: USA 143
Type: 2004 Beneteau First 36.7 (36)
Owner: John Burke
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class H

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

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.

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

Crew Members:
Daniel Lewis;

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: Racing

Crew Members:

6TH 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:
Colleen Wildner; Thomas Kopp; Mike Zanella; William Wildner; Kent Schwandt; John Jamieson; Ron Rabine; Timothy Schley; Eric Westen;

Mr. Bill's Wild Ride will be completing its 22st 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.

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: Racing

Crew Members:

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:

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: Doublehanded

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 C

Crew Members:

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: Racing

Crew Members:
Jeff Richards; Jeff O'Connell; David Ryan; John May; Mark Beaton; Dan Guendelsberger; George Steinemann; Bruce Roberts;

"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: Cruising

Crew Members:
Clayton Morlock; Patrick Zubke; Jason Enos; 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: Racing

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: Doublehanded

Crew Members:

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

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

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 M

Crew Members:
Denise Kulas; Julie Slack; Eric Slack;

Patriot
Sail #: USA 51678
Type: 2002 Beneteau First 36.7 (35)
Owner: Ken Sharpe
Home Port: Clinton Township, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club / North Star Sail Club
Class: Class H

Crew Members:
Joseph Groszek; Michael Rivlin; Kevin McNeill; Christina Noland; William Farquharson; John Hill; Joseph Klaasen; Ken Sharpe; Edward Chrzanowski;

Patriot – skippered by Ken Sharpe of Clinton Township. The Patriot Crew is a group of good friends from both North Star Sail Club and Bayview Yacht Club. Ken is an active member of both clubs and recently moved his program to BYC to join 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: Racing

Crew Members:

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: Racing

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

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

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: Cruising

Crew Members:
Tyler Challenger; David Rajewski; Anthony Buccilli; Ken Mitchell; Roger Perreault;

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

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

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: Cruising

Crew Members:
Lawrence Haras; Jeff Henderson; TJ Henderson; Ralph Templin; Steve Witham;

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: Racing

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

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.

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 C

Crew Members:

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

Crew Members:
John Quinlan; Mark Symonds; 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: Cruising

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

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

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: Racing

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

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 L

Crew Members:

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: Racing

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

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

Crew Members:
Katherine Ann FancyPants Morris; Steve Morris; John Monaghan; Matthew Gedris; 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: Cruising

Crew Members:
Sara Parrow-Grenier; Murphy Palmer; Andy Parrow; Amy Scott; Mike Parrow; John Cavedo;

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!

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: Racing

Crew Members:
Angela Graham; Mike Bird; Laura Martin; Tone Martin;

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: Racing

Crew Members:
Dick Dancy; Thomas Roger Lemonds; Roger Pollack; Bob Huff; 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 C

Crew Members:

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 L

Crew Members:

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 M

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

Shape is owned by Win Cooper III and Chris Benedict. They are joined by Win's father, Win Cooper the Elder, and Chris' sons, Cam & Everett Benedict. The rest of the crew includes: Ed Ely, the Lone Ranger from Texas, Steven Blue Bradley, Dale "Foredeck" McNab and Rick Birdsall. We have been sailing together for 20+ years and look forward to a great race.

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: Racing

Crew Members:
Jeffrey Schaefer; Nick Ponsonby; Michele (Mickey) Nielson; Chris Nielson;

This will be our 11th Bayview-Mac. 1st 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: Racing

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

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 L

Crew Members:
Katie Doherty; Mike Valuck; John Gooch; Mark Kopel; Brian Geraghty; Christine Kopel; Eric Mann;

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: Racing

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

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

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 C

Crew Members:

Sohest
Sail #: USA 52754
Type: 2007 Beneteau First 36.7 (36)
Owner: Jerry Somalski & Wanda Dziwura
Home Port: Essexville, MI
Yacht Club: Saginaw Bay Yacht Club / Bay City Yacht Club
Class: Class H

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

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: Racing

Crew Members:
Timothy Branson; Sara Mazurek; william tilley; Billy Stimson; Caleb Parton; Caitlin Parton;

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.

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: Doublehanded

Crew Members:
Kevin Lawrence; Cameron 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: Racing

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

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

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

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: Cruising

Crew Members:
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!!!!!

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

Crew Members:

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: Cruising

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

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

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

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:
Class: Racing

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

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: Racing

Crew Members:
Christopher Aikens; Paul Ragheb; James Marshall; Kevin Bell; Craig Gooch; John Turk; Steven Varnum; Dave McVicker; Bruce Aikens; Paul Stroup;

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 L

Crew Members:
Bill Sheppard; Mike Butler; Steven Sheppard; John Sheppard; Phil Conger;

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: Racing

Crew Members:

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

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

Crew Members:

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: Racing

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

In our 18th 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. 2017?

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 C

Crew Members:
Joseph Hazebrook; Carl Gruener; Tor Hough; Curtis Kime;

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

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

War Chant 2
Sail #: USA 51793
Type: 2002 Beneteau First 36.7 (36)
Owner: Reid Stromberg
Home Port: Fort Gratiot, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Class H

Crew Members:
REID STROMBERG ; Bill Baisden; George Andaluz; James Mowbray;

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 (41)
Owner: George Thomson
Home Port: West Bloomfield, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Racing

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

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: Cruising

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

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: Cruising

Crew Members:
Clelest Belanger; Tom White; Marty Calibriese; Melissa White; 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.

Windhover
Sail #: USA 5202
Type: 1974 Swede 41 (41)
Owner: Douglas Lowe & Rick Nelson
Home Port: Leonard, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Racing

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

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

Crew Members:

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: Salt Lake City, UT
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club / New York Yacht Club / Storm Trysail Club
Class: Racing

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




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