Race Participants' Details
(Alphabetical By Yacht Name)
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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.

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: Racing

Crew Members:

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

Crew Members:

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.

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

Crew Members:
Reid Spearin; Jeff Spearin;

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.

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!

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

Crew Members:
Winnie Adams; Ray Adams;

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.

Hetaera
Sail #: USA 28
Type: 1978 Swan 431 (43)
Owner: David Seidman/John Gerperline
Home Port: Cleveland, Ohio
Yacht Club: Edgewater Yacht Club
Class: Cruising

Crew Members:
Savana Helminiak; David Seidman;

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;

The Just Chill crew have been working hard for six years and are ready for 2018. We have added a few new members to the Just Chill crew and look forward to an awesome race. Fair winds and following seas..although Just Chill would not mind a 100 mile 20 knot on the nose beat all the way to the Island. LOL

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:

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:

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,

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.

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

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 10th Mac

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;

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:

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.

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; 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:

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: Racing

Crew Members:
Steven V Bradley; Ed Ely; Winfield Cooper; 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.

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

Crew Members:
Timothy Branson; Sara Mazurek; William Tilley; Billy Stimson;

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.

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;

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:
Tom White; Marty Calibriese; Melissa White; Nathan White; Natalie White;

The boat White Water Dragon's name was inspired by our 3 year stay in China. This year we will take our children Nathan and Natalie for their 1st Port Huron Mac. 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;




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