Race Participants' Details
(Alphabetical By Yacht Name)
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3Sum
Sail #: USA 60715
Type: 2007 Farrier F-82A (27)
Owner: Gary Hall
Home Port: Plymouth, MI
Yacht Club: North Cape Yacht Club
Class: Class 00

Crew Members:
Barton Hall; David Carrico; Gary Hall; Gavin Hall;

Three hulls and Three "Hall's" make 3-Sum a logical name.

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 K - Racing

Crew Members:
Tom Vigrass; Chuck Williams; Andrew Beeler; John Spierling; Philip Porte; Craig Vigrass; Steve Beeler; Lisa Vigrass;

Abracadabra
Sail #: USA 60582
Type: 2014 ES 44 (44)
Owner: Donald Thinschmidt / Legacy Yachts LLC
Home Port: Holland, MI
Yacht Club: Macatawa Bay Yacht Club / New York Yacht Club
Class: Class B - Racing

Crew Members:
Donald Thinschmidt, Jr; Donald Thinschmidt; Zygmund Beatty; Nick Ward; Ward Detwiler; Nick Lounsbury; Curtis Florence; Dan Ebin; Brad Boston;

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: Withdrew

Crew Members:
Chris Thaxton; John Goeddeke; Richard Ranks; Michael Kamlay; Michael Dettloff;

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: 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

Against The Wind
Sail #: USA 12352
Type: 1973 C&C 35 MKI (35.58)
Owner: Robert Farr
Home Port: Beverly Hills, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class L - CC 35

Crew Members:
Kurt Tech; William Lebiedz; John Melcher; Robert Groves; Andy Chamberlain; Bill Walsh; Joe Sarnecki; robert farr;

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 N - Racing

Crew Members:
Richard Marsh; David Marsh; Paul Richards; Laurie Russie; Robert Falberg; Carolyn Marsh; Matthew Hebert; 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 M - Cruising

Crew Members:
Dave Garland; Paul Neumaier; Tony Miri; Tom Day; Bev Noa; Dennis Cooper; Scott Krucki;

The crew decided we would like to try something different this year so we are going to give the cruising class a try. As always, we will be looking for a great time on the water. 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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Chris Peden; Philip "Greg" Velez; Brian O'Byrne Jr; Dennis Peden; John Schlund; Brian Zook; Aaron Simpson; Brian J O'Byrne; 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 O - Cruising

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

"Anemone" (a windflower) is the original name of this C&C designed and "Ontario" built boat. Shown in this picture, she is participating in some friendly buoy racing out of Port Huron Yacht Club.

Anxiolytic
Sail #: CAN 416
Type: 2008 Hanse 370 (37)
Owner: Michael Poulter
Home Port: London, Ontario
Yacht Club: Sarnia Yacht Club
Class: Withdrew

Crew Members:
Doug Schofield; Craig Coleman; Don Pearson; Marc Verreault; Michael Poulter; Claudio Martin;

O.K. enough of the bad luck, ripped sails, broken stuff and warm beer. This year is going to be better with a crew ranging well let's say "older" to not so old. We still have the most fun a bunch of amateurs can have. Best of luck to all the other boats. I promise that maple syrup Mojitos will be served if we get a flag...

Arete'
Sail #: USA 8
Type: 2002 Marc Lombard ORMA 60 (60)
Owner: Rick Warner
Home Port: Marine City, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club / Emeryville Yacht Club
Class: Class 00

Crew Members:
Don Massey; Jim Andersen; Rick Warner; Ron White; Mike Mcgarry; Ryan Breymaier; Matthew Graham;

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 O - Cruising

Crew Members:
Greg Francis; Raymond Plummer; Brian Prokuda; Kathleen TeBeau; Mark Aitken; 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 O - Cruising

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

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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Hunter Ratliff; Tim Sarns; Tom Vickers; Charlie Arnett; Alexandria Zimmerman; Leigh Savage; 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 - Cruising

Crew Members:
Jonathan Russell; Joseph Moceri; Joe Moceri, Jr; Brian Probst; Daniel Cavanaugh; David A. Estes; Bill Jenkins; Tim Joseph;

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 fifth BYC Makinac race.

Audacious
Sail #: USA 32046
Type: 1983 C&C 35 MKIII (34.75)
Owner: Mark Waring
Home Port: Clinton Township, MI
Yacht Club: Lake Shore Sail Club
Class: Class M - Cruising

Crew Members:
Anikka Jordan; Tim Jordan; Joey Baker; Tyler McVety; Mark McKiernan; Mark Waring; Connie Bell; JOHN RIESS;

This will be Audacious's (C&C 35 MK III) first Mackinac under current ownership. John Riess, Commodore of Lake Shore Sail Club is among the 2017 crew. The majority of the crew has several Mac's under their belts. Joey Baker, Audacious's tactician, has soloed the challenges on all of the Great Lakes except Lake Superior, which he plans to do later this summer. He has even completed a solo Super Mac and back!

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

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

AVATAR enters her 4th decade of Port Huron to Mackinac racing in 2017. The crew is comprised by three Old Goats and more than 150 Mac races shared among the crew. 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 E - Racing

Crew Members:
Robert Abraham; Tom O'Brien; Mark Hanke; Kim Krulek; Daniel Sweet; Emily Gazall; Trevor Duncan; Dave Cryberg; Jerome Sprague; Mike Honner;

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 K - Racing

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

BadFish
Sail #: USA 115
Type: 2005 Melges 32 (32)
Owner: Bill & John Bollin
Home Port: Sylvania, OH
Yacht Club: North Cape Yacht Club
Class: Class B - Racing

Crew Members:
John Nelson; John Bollin; Tom Morgan; Bill Bollin; Josh Hevron; Trey Rose; Rick Rothenbuhler; Ehren Barr;

Bedlam
Sail #: CAN 4111
Type: 1970 C&C 35 MKI (34.58)
Owner: Andrew Stoesser
Home Port: Sarnia, Ontario
Yacht Club: Sarnia Yacht Club
Class: Class L - CC 35

Crew Members:
Joseph Stoesser; Philip Stoesser; Andrew Stoesser; Mark Wolff; Paul Stoesser; Peter Stoesser; Jonathan Tebbens;

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 K - Racing

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

BenJAMMIN is named after my grandson Benjamin who was born the same year the boat was purchased. Ben is 18 now but BenJAMMIN is actually 35. The crew ranges in age from 20 to 69. 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.

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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Tim Ross; Aaron Chmielewski; Kimberly Miller; John-David Secorski; Jason Schumer; Jeffrey Colman; R. D.; Kara Askwig; Mark Esch-Williams; 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 first 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 E - Racing

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

Blue
Sail #: USA 1717
Type: 2012 Riptide 41 (41)
Owner: Michael Schoendorf
Home Port: Delafield, WI
Yacht Club: South Shore Yacht Club
Class: Class B - Racing

Crew Members:
brian huse; kathryn meyer; Bill Faude; Eric Cooper; Timothy Dittrich; Michael Schoendorf; Mark Keast; James hummert; Kristofer Bundy;

Sailing to Bring a Village a Well.

The racing yacht “Blue”, US 1717, continues to Sail For Water to raise money for our 510c3, Blue H20. We Sail For Water to bring awareness to those who have water and relief for those who don’t have anything close to what we call “water”.

This year, we’re sailing to raise money to provide a borehole water well system in the Monde village located in Buikwe, Uganda. We’ve partnered with Aquascape Foundation to get this done. Why this project? Right now, the Monde villagers get their water from unsanitary runoff "holes” or they walk over 4 miles for a few gallons for the whole family. Since the walk is unprotected, children are at a risk of danger, including the potential for abduction, rape, and murder. That’s a lot to ask for a clean drink of water.

This year, Blue H20 is on an all out mission to put a water well in the village of Monde. We need to raise $9,000 to bring the well to Monde. Help us help them.

Think of the difference you can make. You can actually save lives. We really need your help. Please donate now. Any and Every dollar counts.

www.blue4water.org

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

Crew Members:
Jonah Kember; Dave Kember; Leanne Kember; Dalton Pearson; Kyle Griffin ;

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 - Cruising

Crew Members:
Ned Bunn; Steve Nadeau; Dave Hands; Tom Wernette; Jeremy Schroeder; Augie Engelhart; Venessa Torres; Dennis Damakse; Patricia Butler; David Morrow;

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.

Break Away
Sail #: USA 26159
Type: 1979 NA 40 (39.73)
Owner: Richard Gravengood & David M. Jankura
Home Port: Chicago, IL
Yacht Club: Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club
Class: Withdrew

Crew Members:
Richard Gravengood; David Jankura; Alvin Fick; sean Martin; Edmund Kalin;

Bretwalda 3
Sail #: USA 50030
Type: 2007 Rogers 46 (46)
Owner: Bob Pethick
Home Port: Orchard Lake, MI
Yacht Club: Waikiki Yacht Club
Class: Class B - Racing

Crew Members:
Paul Kerber; Bob Pethick; Tim Warner; Bryan Brieden; Mike Hoey; Sergei Lie; Paul Hulsey; Gary Warner;

Bretwalda 3 returns to the Great Lakes this summer following 4 years in which the team raced her on the East and west coasts. Key events included 2 Transpac Races to Hawaii, 1 Bermuda race, 2 Newport Beach to Cabo races, and 1 San Diego to Puerta Vallerta Race. We are happy to be back in Port Huron to join the 2016 Mac Race

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 D - Racing

Crew Members:
Michael Murray; James Murray; Brad Stocker; Douglas Wolfe; Katie Davis; John Davis; Sam Kashy; Jim Bulin;

Camelot
Sail #: USA 25459
Type: 1979 Tartan 33 (33.67)
Owner: Ronald L. Konczalski
Home Port: Grosse Ile, MI
Yacht Club: Grosse Ile Yacht Club
Class: Class N - Racing

Crew Members:
Robert Matthews; James Matthews; James Stewart; Peter Mans; Burt Parker; Ronald Konczalski;

Camelot... Three time Grosse Ile Yacht Club Boat of the Year winner. Previous ILYA, Trans-erie, Mills race winner. 2005 third place class L Mackinac Race winner.

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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Al Buescher; Brian Epp; Todd Imbler; Don Hudak; Chad Atzemis; Jackett Eric; George Miller;

Carinthia
Sail #: USA 25497
Type: 1998 J/120 (40)
Owner: Frank Kern
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club / Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Class C - Racing

Crew Members:
Benjamin Sinder; Joel Craig; David Sulfridge; Kyle Doyle; Andrew OGawa; Colleen Flanagan; Dave Lorenz; Harald Kolter; Shayna Petit; Keith Rospond; Dave Keeler;

Carinthia was purchased with 4 other J120 owners after their former boats burned up in a yard fire that year. Race accomplishments includes 2nd in 2004 & 1st in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014 Chicago Mackinaw. In BYC Mackinac 2nd in 2005, 3rd in 2006, 2014,2015, won overall in 2007 Bayview Port Huron to Mackinac Race as well as 1st in 2009. 2005, 2012 DRYA 1st overall on B Course & J/120, 1st Overall in 2005 & 2007 Windsor Night Series, 2nd in Miami Sorc, 2nd in 2005 Charleston Race Week, 3rd Ft. Lauderdale to Key West Race, 2nd in J/120 Class in 2006 Key West Week, 1st Overall in PHRF 2006 Toledo Yacht Club Mills Trophy, winner of 2006, 2008 J/120 Great Lakes Trophy, 1st in Class 2006 Ft. Lauderdale to Palm Beach Race, 1st Great Lakes boat to win 1st overall in the 2007 Ft. Lauderdale to Jamaica Pineapple Cup. Winner of 2008 Nassau Yacht Club (Bahamas) Governor's Cup & 2008 and 2010 Racing Spinnaker Division Regata del Sol al Sol from St. Petersburg to Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Sailed in the 2008 Newport Bermuda Race, won the 2009 Detroit Noods. In 2010 she has placed 2nd in the Ft. Lauderdale to Key West Race w/3rd in 2015 and in the Sun Coast Regatta in Tampa Bay. 1st overall 2010 & 2011 Ft Lauderdale to Palm Beach , 3rd overall Ft. Lauderdale to Nassau 2012, 3rd in class in 2016 and 1st in PHRF B 2016 Miami to Havana, 2nd overall & 2nd in 2016 SORC. -- boat website: http://carinthiasailing.blogspot.com

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 - Cruising

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

Carrera
Sail #: USA 52772
Type: 2006 Beneteau First 36.7 (36)
Owner: Rod Spearin
Home Port: Troy, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class H - Racing

Crew Members:
Stroud Douglas; Molly Meador; Rod Spearin; Glenn Currin; Mark Ritchie; Don Pokorny; Mike Rohde; Jeff Spearin; Reid Spearin;

Catch Me Outside
Sail #: USA 346
Type: 1997 FAF 24 (24)
Owner: Paul Hulsey
Home Port: Birmingham, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Withdrew

Crew Members:
Paul Hulsey;

Chantey
Sail #: USA 60913
Type: 2010 Beneteau First 36.7 (36)
Owner: Jim Baubie
Home Port: Grosse Pointe, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class H - Racing

Crew Members:
Erik Gutermuth; Dan Damaren; Jad Nabbouh; Jim Baubie; Amy Cowan; Dougie Cowan; Ashley Joyner; Dan Ellis; Jeff Joyner;

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 D - Racing

Crew Members:
David Bennett; Jim Best; matt koch; John (Jack) Holme; Jim Weyand; Curtis Jazwiecki; Steven Kraft; paul kraft; David Delano;

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 N - Racing

Crew Members:
Greg Cyrul; Trevor Floyd; Pamela Wall; Rob Wall; Donnnell Robinson; Brad Burda; Chris Cyrul;

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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Nick Kihn; Patrick R Gerometta; Chris Paul; Doug Hoffman; James J Gerometta; 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 K - Racing

Crew Members:
David Hearsch; Ted Perreault; Cameron Herrington; Jason Brown; Andrew Logan; Jamie Smith; Schuyler Campbell;

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: Class M - Cruising

Crew Members:
Mark Miller; Case Delange; Jim Neumann; Doug Netzloff; Mick Hurley; Derek Barnes; Stephen Beck; Walt Paliga; Greg Muliett; Joseph Sosnowski;

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.

Consigliere
Sail #: USA 15066
Type: 1979 Santana 35 (35)
Owner: Brad D'Arcangelo
Home Port: Toledo, OH
Yacht Club: North Cape Yacht Club
Class: Class K - Racing

Crew Members:
Berthold Rossnagel; Robert Cooke Jr.; Mark Keesey; Kyle Miller; LUKE GOSSMAN; Brian Rossnagel; Nancy Robinson; Eric Cooke; Brad D'Arcangelo;

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 L - CC 35

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

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.

Conundrum
Sail #: USA 32866
Type: 1984 J/30 (29.8)
Owner: Donald King
Home Port: Oxford, MI
Yacht Club: Lake Shore Sail Club
Class: Class N - Racing

Crew Members:
Mark Elliot; Kevin Meiselbach; Tom Cadotte; Don King; Brian Hawkins; Tyler Johnson;

CONUNDRUM is back again for another shot at the Mackinac Race honors. Trip number 5 for us. We are proud to compete with so many accomplished teams in our fleet.

Courage
Sail #: USA 5224
Type: 1970 Morgan 35 (35)
Owner: Spencer Channell
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class N - Racing

Crew Members:
Christopher Hardenbrook; Dave Feldpausch; Anthony Kanakri; Paul Bassett; Maria Farrell; Spencer Channell; 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 are two women riding her so I guess she is into that now.)

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

Crew Members:
Mike Helm; Stu Kevelighan; Grant Lockhart; Dane Christy; Michael Cowan; Timothy Fought; Jacob Christy; Bradford Kimmel; Steve Young; Robert George; Mark McCrindle; Conrad schaitberger; Jim Denner;

Looking forward to safe and rewarding 2017 Race!

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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Allan Kirch; Paul Sklut; Scott Pattullo; Eric Ryzyi; David Train; Bill Ryzyi; Mark Smith; Matthew Drews; 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 L - CC 35

Crew Members:
JOHN McNEIL; David McGinn; IAIN GREENSMITH; Tod Carter; Mike Dwyer; Ken Colborne; 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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Patrick Whistler; Tom Williams; Mike Rodems; Jim Dzielski; Scott Danforth; Caroline Gross; Kim Hilburger; Theodore Johnson; Peter Davis; Greg Kerl; Peter Johnson; Pat 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.

Days End
Sail #: USA 25589
Type: 1996 Catalina 320 WK (32)
Owner: Charles Blaty
Home Port: Farmington Hills, MI
Yacht Club: Lake Shore Sail Club
Class: Class N - Racing

Crew Members:
John Cooke; Robert Canis; Julie Slack; Chuck Blaty; Alex Blaty; Eric Slack;

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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Bruce krause; Alissa Krause ; Oleg Nikolsky; Nicholas Reynolds; Mike Elliott; Graham ELLIOTT; John Plummer; John Read; Cheryl Miller; Stephen Ley;

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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Tim McCarthy; Mike McGuinnis; Troy Tepp; Dale Smirl; Kyle Mcvane; Ed Marshall; Nate Blough; Jim Walsh; Maciek Wszelaki; Warren Lane; David Rearick; Konstantin Selikhov; Dennis Hughes; Mike "McButtons" Kenny; Donald M Bush; Jason Aardema;

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 N - Racing

Crew Members:
Rutger Bartels; Pete Fitzpatrick; Jeff Wittstock; Alanna O'Rourke; Dave Hume;

Denali
Sail #: USA 97363
Type: 1988 Nelson/Marek 67 (66.81)
Owner: Rick Hennig
Home Port: Franksville, WI
Yacht Club: Racine Yacht Club
Class: Class A - Racing

Crew Members:
Jesse Paulson; Nicholas Burger; Jamie martin; Scott Monroe; Todd Knop; Eric Tobias; John Kilsdonk; Mark Monroe; Nicholas Hovland; Cabell Sitter; Benjamin Witman; Phil Morley; Dave Gorwitz; Rick Hennig; Dave Elsmo; Ken Fox;

Denali²
Sail #: USA 84002
Type: 2012 Carkeek HPR 40 (40)
Owner: William McKinley
Home Port: Harbor Springs, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club / Little Traverse Yacht Club
Class: Class B - Racing

Crew Members:
william mckinley; Randy Singelyn; Daniel Thompson; Norman Berge; justin Hood; Basil Johnson; Nicholas Diephouse; Geoff Paine;

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

Crew Members:
Tom Ritter; Tony Orlebeke ; Andy Groh; John Robbins; Chuck Stormes; Grant Hilger; Lance Smotherman; Tim Groustra; Drew Hilger; Karl Kuspa; Larry Bell; Glenn Hummel; Tyson Connolly; John Shumaker;

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

Dolphin
Sail #: USA 77
Type: 1973 Mull 54 (54)
Owner: Larry Ruhland
Home Port: sanford, MI
Yacht Club: Tawas Bay Yacht Club
Class: Class B - Racing

Crew Members:
Gabe Day; Pat Ruhland; ralph brunk; Amien Carter; Larry Ruhland; RJ Thomas; Kendall Talley; Ken Ruppel; Mike Ruhland; Glenn Sheets; Jason Geisz ; Erik Hakala ; Nick Geisz ; Grant Lyon Glover; matt haglund;

As one of the most well known and tenured boats in the Great Lakes, designer Gary Mull would be proud to see this 40,000 pound, 42 year old aluminum boat, powered by Ruhland Sails, boast back-to-back 1st place in class finishes in the 2005 and 2006 Port Huron to Mackinac races. Since 1985, skipper Larry Ruhland and his two sons, Mike and Pat, have finished first five times and have flagged fourteen times, with a top finish of second overall in 1993.

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 - Cruising

Crew Members:
Mark Pytell; Eric Messerly; ilja vreeken; Geoffrey Vernon; William Bishop; Gary Gonzalez; Brett Dodds; Henry Gonzalez; James Lieder; 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: Withdrew

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

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 A - Racing

Crew Members:
Mike Cunningham; Greg Baker; Connor Baker; Maximilian Baker; Devon Baker; Chad Beskange; Thomas Shields; Robert O'Brien; Brien Baker; Ian Hollerbach; James Cassidy; Marc Hollerbach; Craig Capilla; Nathan Hollerbach; Sam Nedeau;

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 - Cruising

Crew Members:
Donald Wibert; Gary Warner; Steve Buday; David Nelder; Ralf-Martin Ebeling; Craig Wilkop; Sean Wilkop; Pete Novak;

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

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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 E - Racing

Crew Members:
Thomas Kozyn; Gerald Partridge; Nick Smart; Brian Boles; William Melville 3rd; Joseph Kurta; Chris Garbacz; Lynn McLean; Philip DuBay; Commodore Tim LaRiviere;

Earth Voyager
Sail #: USA 18
Type: 1987 Greene Formula 60 (60)
Owner: Todd & Ryan Howe
Home Port: Rochester, NY
Yacht Club: Rochester Yacht Club
Class: Class 00

Crew Members:
Todd Howe; Ryan Howe; Ray Howe; Mark Zaranski; Mike Garam; Guillaume Muller-Greven;

Celebrating Earth Voyagers 30th year!!!

Ecliptic
Sail #: USA 25705
Type: 1987 Westerly Oceanlord 41 (40.5)
Owner: Stephen Spohr
Home Port: Northville, MI
Yacht Club: Great Lakes Yacht Club
Class: Class O - Cruising

Crew Members:
Stephen Spohr; Daniel Spohr; Joe Spohr; Sean Spohr;

Designed by Ed Dubois, Westerly built the Oceanlord between 1987 and 2000. Ecliptic is hull #5 out of 112. After the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay we now call the Great Lakes our home!

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 K - Racing

Crew Members:
Paul Rashid; Michael Blinstrub; John Van Tol; christopher Vantol; Tim Kelly; Perrin Fortune; Paul VanTol; Bruce Vande Vusse;

Eliminator is a C&C 35 MkII which has won its class in the Mackinac Race 14 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 42s7 (41.5)
Owner: Ray & Winnie Adams
Home Port: West Bloomfield, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class E - Racing

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

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 A - Racing

Crew Members:
Glenn Stevens; Griffin Sherry; Skip Dieball; Pete Petersen; Thomas Marowske; Chris Clark; Brian Fitzpatrick; Mark Kraft; Peter Wenzler; Tom Anderson; Ron Sherry; Stu Argo, Jr.; Stu Thompson; Bill Alcott; 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: 1987 Hunter 31 (31)
Owner: John Demers
Home Port: St. Clair Shores, MI
Yacht Club: Priems Yachting Society
Class: Class O - Cruising

Crew Members:
John Demers; Thom Eis; Christopher Henderson; David Day; Robert Whitford; Adam Wiedmer; Randy Jerome;

After a "Rudderlessly" incredible experience in last year's race, Equinox and her "Spirited, and Slightly Marinated Crew" are returning once again in 2017 for the 93nd Bayview Mackinac Race. Crew members, Randy Jerome, Adam Weidmer, Chris Henderson, Bob Whitford, Dave Day, Thom Eis, 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 A - Racing

Crew Members:
Mike Nampa; Travis Polk; john merchant; David Bauermeister; Hans Brieden; Hartmann Paul; Richard Wolney; Stephen Polk; James Thompson; Todd Riley; Wyatt Dennis; Chris Saxton; Matthew Dennis; Rob Linden; David Skupien; Christopher Balliet ;

Stephen Polk and Chris Saxton team up with EVO.

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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Mark Allen; William Blackmer; Fred Blackmer; Ron Rossio; John Bayer; Edwin Bayer III; Mike Welch; Mary Allen; Brian Beaudet; Max Merget;

Falcon is owned by Ed (49 PH Macs) and John Bayer (42 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.

FarrCry
Sail #: USA 52992
Type: 2000 Farr 53 (53)
Owner: Burris/Kinney
Home Port: Twinsburg, OH
Yacht Club: Lakeside Yacht Club
Class: Class B - Racing

Crew Members:
Sanford Burris; Andrew Burris; Gary Kidd; Tom Sessions; Willliam Kinney; Ward Kinney; William Kubicek IV; Michael McGervey; Chris Kuhn; Bobby Bennett; John Rampe; Don Moran; Andy Kinney; Mike Krnc;

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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Dennis Lojek; Steve Coates; Anna-Marie Seitter; John Hoefling; Eric Seitter; Robert Stebbins; Gary Gmeiner; Donna Thomas; 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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Tom Godmair; Tim Prophit; Adam Flanders; Ted Szalkowski; Ryan Farrell; Bret Zimmerman; Mike Hollings; JON Mitchell; mark mrocca; 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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Dan Craton; Clifford Sword; Celeste Belanger; Christian McAlvey; Daniele Littera; Karen Sepanski; Terry Dufresne II; Kimberly Bizon;

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 - CC 35

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

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

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

Flying Buffalo
Sail #: US 1
Type: 1962 Declercq 36 (35.64)
Owner: Al & Bob Declercq
Home Port: Clinton Township, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class N - Racing

Crew Members:
Al Declercq; Bob Declercq; Chris Cyr; Robert Declercq; Matthew Declercq; Pete Griffin; Fred Detwiler;

Flyswatter
Sail #: USA 51170
Type: 1999 Beneteau First 40.7 (39.25)
Owner: Mark Pirie
Home Port: Charlevoix, MI
Yacht Club: Charlevoix Yacht Club
Class: Class E - Racing

Crew Members:
Mark Pirie; Addison Amstutz; Graham Depriest; Tanner DePriest; Tony Amato; Patrick Huey; Adam Prettyman; Steven Pirie; Matt Henninger;

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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Peter Pfaff; Eric Nikesch; James Cooper; Tom Caulfield; Tim Peters; Dan Nikesch; Bradford Everingham; Ben 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 (42)
Owner: Doug Carlson
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Yacht Club: Lake Shore Sail Club / Grosse Pointe Sail Club
Class: Class M - Cruising

Crew Members:
Doug Carlson; Roger Luksik; Bill Furlong; Michael Mayer; Michael Bouckaert; Matthew Menghini; Mike Nalepa; Thomas McDougall; Eric Ceresa; Thomas Scherr;

"FreeWay", launched in 1972, has been owned by the Carlson family since 1989. Between the current "Freeway" and the original, a Chance 32/28, we've amassed two firsts, two seconds, and a third place in the BYC Mac Race. This year's crew has a total of 155 BYC Mac Races between them, nearly all of these sailed on the "FreeWay". Two of the crew, Doug and Roger, are Old Goats.

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 - Racing

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

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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Tom Langeland; Elizabeth Wallace; Stanley Adams; Joseph Dear; Robert Duker; Michael Duker; Grace Pytell; BRIAN FIFE JR; Fred Oswald;

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 - Doublehanded Racing

Crew Members:
Steve Fair; Larry Fair;

The 2017 race is the eighth BYC Port Huron to Mackinac for Gale Runner. She will be sailed by father and son crew - Larry Fair and Steve Fair. Having successfully completed the last seven Mackinac races, Larry and Steve are excited to be competing once again in the Doublehanded Division.

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 E - Racing

Crew Members:
Eric Villadsen; russ six; Vicki L TRAVIS; JEANETTE LECKIE; KAREN HARTLEY; GUY HIESTAND; TODD SUESS; JOHN WHITTON; KEN MCCURDY; STEVE SEARLES; BRUCE DRESNER; MICHAEL BRADLEY;

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.

Geronimo
Sail #: USA 455
Type: 1994 Nelson/Marek 55 (Schock 55) (54.5)
Owner: Henry & Sally Ubik
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club / Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Class B - Racing

Crew Members:
Elliot Lee; Phillip Bagley; Andy Siudara; Steve Wild; rhys lee; Paul Lee; William Brusilow; Adrianna Lee; Nick Brusilow; Sam Brusilow; Henry Ubik; Ryan Seago; Dianne Malesko;

Geronimo is a Bruce Marek designed yacht that was built by Tom Schock. It is a Shallow keel 55 modified. Unlike many of the go-fasts this boat has many amenities below. The boats draft has been decreased from 10 feet to 7 feet with the addition of a large lead bulb so she can sail easily in Lake St. Clair. Her home port is Bayview Yacht Club.

Geronimo
Sail #: USA 50326
Type: 1994 SR 33 (33)
Owner: Herbert Philbrick
Home Port: Chesterton, IN
Yacht Club: Michigan City Yacht Club
Class: Withdrew

Crew Members:
Herb Philbrick; Bob Cuddeback; Tim Hord; Jeff Svantner; Troy Tepp; Kevin Finnegan; Randy Grow;

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: Class O - Cruising

Crew Members:
Dan Van Dyke; Robert Nutter; Robert Wood; Bill Cyphers;

Glory is racing her forth 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.

Goat Rodeo
Sail #: USA 359
Type: 2011 J/109 (35.25)
Owner: Robert Evans
Home Port: Chicago, IL
Yacht Club: Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club
Class: Class D - Racing

Crew Members:
Keith Stauber; Alison Humphrey; Daniel Rylance; Camero Rylance; Micheal Kearschner ; Robert Evans; Juan Lois; Ken Johnson; Myra Stauber;

This is Goat Rodeo's first Bayview to Mackinac Race. Goat Rodeo raced in the Chicago to Mackinac race last weekend.

Keith Stauber and his daughter Myra Stauber are doing their first mac race together.

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 D - Racing

Crew Members:
Ron Churchill; Mark DenUyl; Kevin Irland; Bryson DenUyl; john anter; Brock DenUyl; Brennan Churchill;

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!

Grimm Reaper
Sail #: USA 51691
Type: 1986 Beneteau First 325 (32)
Owner: William Grimm
Home Port: Samaria, MI
Yacht Club: North Cape Yacht Club
Class: Class O - Cruising

Crew Members:
dennis landis; william m grimm; steve hoyt; dave sullivan; William Grimm;

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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Keith Newell; Dan Gabriel; Sam Tobio; Terrence Patchel; Thomas Meier; Sandra Svoboda; Charles Bayer; Robert Niederoest ;

Heart of the Dolphin
Sail #: USA 25725
Type: 2013 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45 DS (45)
Owner: Paul Wooley
Home Port: Lexington, MI
Yacht Club: Ninnescah Sailing Association / Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Class M - Cruising

Crew Members:
Paul Wooley; Gregory DeRudder; Mary Reinhard; Andy Woodward; Charles Pillsbury; Laura Troy; Jim Jackson; Phil Flange;

Heartbreaker
Sail #: USA 52329
Type: 2007 Reichel/Pugh TP 52 (52)
Owner: Robert Hughes
Home Port: Ada, MI
Yacht Club: Macatawa Bay Yacht Club
Class: Class A - Racing

Crew Members:
Tanner Bryant; alex hume; Jason Lovell; Mark Mendelblatt; Martin Kullman; Jon Upton; Wouter Verbraak; Kyle Jones; David Shriner ; Blay Schoenherr; James Gale ; Matt Woodworth; Robert Hughes;

High Priority 2
Sail #: USA 25411
Type: 1998 Corsair F-31R (31)
Owner: David Shneider
Home Port: East Lansing, MI
Yacht Club: Little Traverse Yacht Club
Class: Withdrew

Crew Members:
DAVID SHNEIDER; James Goempel; Patrick Pettengill; Keith Smille;

Hot Ticket
Sail #: USA 25328
Type: 1995 J/120 (40)
Owner: Mike & Bob Kirkman
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class C - Racing

Crew Members:
Michael R. Kirkman; Lynn Kotwicki; Conner Kirkman; Blake Stackpoole; Danielle Deluca-Pytell; Robert Ramirez; Bob Kirkman; Mike Kirkman; Trish Kirkman; Dan Lorenz; Kevin Ginnebaugh; Russell 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: Withdrew

Crew Members:
David Weinkauf; Robert Eger; stephen lorenz; Shannon DiMascio; Zak Bowdish; natalie culler; william busch; richard main; Paul Lady; kenneth tanner; Marvin Ihnen; Anita Bersie-Chabalowski;

'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 second 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: Class A - Racing

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

Imedi
Sail #: USA 52725
Type: 2005 Farr TP 52 (52)
Owner: Mark Hauf
Home Port: Chicago, IL
Yacht Club: Chicago Yacht Club
Class: Class A - Racing

Crew Members:
Jennifer Pszybylski; Charles Elmer; Michail Gournis; Linc Yates; Rod Salazar; Richard Graef; Mark Hauf; William Tait; Richard Hayes; Max Burson; Michael Panacek; James Gualdoni; Leif Sigmond;

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 K - Racing

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

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.

Irish Mist
Sail #: USA 6846
Type: 1969 Morgan 41 CB (41)
Owner: David Spiers
Home Port: Rochester Hills, MI
Yacht Club: Edison Boat Club / Deadman's Flat Yacht Club
Class: Class M - Cruising

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

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 K - Racing

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

J hawker
Sail #: USA 50666
Type: 1998 J/120 (40)
Owner: Dave Sandlin
Home Port: Sterling Heights, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Class C - Racing

Crew Members:
Michael Craig; Abraham Vargas; Liam Walz; Drew Dungan; TJ Craig; Michael Garza; Dennis Kelly; Ken Brown; Ken Schram; John Snyder; Andrew Lockhart;

Jay 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."

Jalapeno
Sail #: USA 25503
Type: 2003 Beneteau First 36.7 (36)
Owner: Dave Parkes
Home Port: Rochester Hills, MI
Yacht Club: Great Lakes Yacht Club / Doublehanded Sailing Association
Class: Class H - Racing

Crew Members:
Barney Mathie; bill dembek; Bryan Mathie; Julien Mathie; John Frank; Dave Parkes; Jason Parkes;

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

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

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.

Jeanne Ann
Sail #: USA 278
Type: 1981 Tartan 10 (33)
Owner: Larry Petersen
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Yacht Club: Great Lakes Singlehanded Society
Class: Class K - Racing

Crew Members:
Kevin Cohan; David Klaasen; Douglas petersen; Michael Apostol; Larry Petersen; Tom Ouellette;

From the crew of the Jeanne Ann, thanks to Bell's Beer and BYC for hosting this challenging race. Safe sailing to all the competitors.

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 I - Cruising

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

The Just Chill crew have been working hard for five years and are ready for the challenge that the Cove Island course presents. Hope to do well as we are as prepared as we can be. 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

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: Class O - Cruising

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

Team Kaos is made up of a crew of various Mac & sailing experiences, most are boat owners, but all love the sea and sailing. With one new Mac Greenhorn, we expect to continue our sailing & racing experiences and improve our racing results since we started on the "HomeBrewed" 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 - Racing

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

This will be our 5th BYC Mac race on Kazuri. The crew is made up of long time friends that have raced with and against each other for many years in Georgian Bay and the North Channel. We are excited to see that the 36.7 fleet is growing and look forward to seeing everyone at the Island. Sail safe. I would like to thank Bay Port Yachting Centre for their continued support.

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

Crew Members:
Brett Langolf; Tom Patterson; Evan Wilkins; Jason Huffman; Bill Semans; Michael "Louie" Palmer; Robert Durkin; Ryan Lashaway; Katie Langolf; Jim Herold;

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 fourth Mac Race on the current one, with a 3rd last year. 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 cooler!

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

Cheers!

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: Class M - Cruising

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

Kohatsu
Sail #: USA 78
Type: 1995 J/92 (30)
Owner: John Stromberg
Home Port: Troy, MI
Yacht Club: North Star Sail Club
Class: Class D - Racing

Crew Members:
Mike Contrera; John Stromberg; Jim Rodgers; Scott DeShetler; Mark Kutcher; Andy Parrow;

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: Class O - Cruising

Crew Members:
Thomas Glover; Rodney Glover; Tanya Baase; Matthew Glover;

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: Class M - Cruising

Crew Members:
Richard Van Houdt; Rick Wyatt; Brian Lang; Blake Utz; Mick Serafinski; 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 N - Racing

Crew Members:
Patrick MacArthur; Joseph Jaeger; Steve Wyborski; 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: Class F - Racing

Crew Members:
Potter Brian; Larsen Farrell; John Hulle; Pete Kennedy; Jack Engwall; Reilly Potter; James Kennedy; Craig Engwall; Joshua Schwark; Mark Bevins;

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: Class F - Racing

Crew Members:
Eric Bert; Kelsey Nevison; John Gallagher; Frances May; 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,

Limerick
Sail #: USA 15152
Type: 1983 S2 10.3 (33.75)
Owner: Darrell Cope & Kevin Pearce
Home Port: Plymouth, MI
Yacht Club: Crescent Sail Yacht Club
Class: Class M - Cruising

Crew Members:
Brian Sullivan; Mary Elizabeth Sullivan; Kevin Pearce; Dan Holley; McKenzie Pearce; Kerri Pearce; Darrell Cope; Jonathan Cope; Tom White ;

Limerick is carrying on her winning tradition of family, friends and fun. 33 Macs and still going strong. Fresh off the show room floor in 1983, Art Cope brought Limerick to Grosse Pointe to share his love of the water. We look forward to carrying on the tradition he started and wish all a safe and fun sail.

Madcap
Sail #: USA 18431
Type: 1986 Express 37 (37)
Owner: John & Marian Hoskins
Home Port: Mundelein, IL
Yacht Club: South Shore Yacht Club
Class: Class F - Racing

Crew Members:
John Hoskins; Eric Hollerbach; Marian Hoskins; Samuel Keys; Michael Smith; Bill Caley; Tom Hoskins; Dave Cunningham;

Madcap is an Express 37, Carl Schumacher design and built in Santa Cruz California. She is one of the famous ULDB's built on the west coast and still very competitive today. John and Marian Hoskins brought it from San Francisco in 2013. The crew boasts a combined 83 Bayview-Macs earning too many medals to count. Almost the entire crew are experienced offshore sailors having completed multiple ocean races like the Transpac, Newport-Bermuda and Marblehead-Halifax races.

Majic Star
Sail #: USA 15025
Type: 1979 NA 40 (39.73)
Owner: John Rummel
Home Port: Sterling Heights, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Withdrew

Crew Members:

Captain John Rummel has competed in the Mac race since 1945. He and his yacht Majic Star was first to finish overall in 2004. His moto, "More fun per mile!"

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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Dave Werner; Thomas Font; Edward Ruffing; Ryan Mynsberge; William Vogan; Nick Ruffing; Christopher Ongena; Michael Fraser; C.J. Ruffing; Jennifer Dean;

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 - Racing

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 39th 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 B - Racing

Crew Members:
Sam Alan McGowan; Mitch Vermet; James Welch; Robert Eger; Graham Eger; Sydney Eger; Steve Lorenz; Shannon Dimascio; Nick Trost; Ed Vermet; David Gilbert; Zak Bowdish;

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.

Marisia
Sail #: USA 134
Type: 1972 Allied Seabreeze 35 (35)
Owner: Marcos De Lorenzo Tonndorf
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Yacht Club: Crescent Sail Yacht Club
Class: Class N - Racing

Crew Members:
Marcos De Lorenzo Tonndorf; Maria Eugenia Flores Zamora; John Vermeulen; Richard Murty; Michael Hebert; Gary Jacoby; Ed Belda;

The Seabreeze 35 was the smallest keel-centerboard boat built by Allied. Rigged as a sloop, yawl, or ketch, the Seabreeze is known for its sailing ability and bluewater potential.

"Marisia", built in 1972, was called an Allied Seabreeze Citation and featured an improved interior layout with increased storage space and a revised cockpit. A total of 135 were made, "Marisia" Hull # is 134.

Maskwa
Sail #: USA 11508
Type: 2006 C&C 115 (37.75)
Owner: Donald Waller
Home Port: Oak Brook, IL
Yacht Club: Burnham Park Yacht Club
Class: Class E - Racing

Crew Members:
Stephen Rowe; Donald Waller; andrew bertocchini; Kevin Molloy; Kate Nigl; David Pulchalski; Ryan Sadowy; Andrew Kiper; Anthony Prince;

The boat name MASKWA is a Cree word for Spirit of the Bear. The bear is an important symbol in the Native American culture for healing and strength in the hunt. The logo on the bow of the boat is designed after the southwestern Native American bear fetishes. Notice the constellation within the logo. It is the big dipper aka the big bear!! The symbols on the stern quarter of the boat represent MASKWA NISO or second MASKWA in Cree script.

Mattali
Sail #: USA 104
Type: 1984 C&C 37 (37.58)
Owner: Scott Jones
Home Port: Port Huron, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Class M - Cruising

Crew Members:
John Shirkey; Michael Nutt; Steven Jones; Brian Leslie; Michael Stevens; Matthew Jones; Scott Jones; Alison Christensen;

The boat was named after my two kids, Matthew and Alison. (MATTALI). MATTALI is a family boat, sailed by family and close friends. The skipper is looking forward to racing with both MATT,an ALI.

McRags
Sail #: USA 44529
Type: 2010 Catalina 445 (44.4)
Owner: Larry Peters
Home Port: Bay City, MI
Yacht Club: Bay City Yacht Club
Class: Withdrew

Crew Members:

This will be the 15th Mac race for McRags. McRags sails over 100 days each year out of the Bay City Yacht Club. Not the fastest boat but we are comfortable & have fun.

Miriah
Sail #: USA 25341
Type: 1987 Jeanneau 33 (33)
Owner: Michael Mahar
Home Port: Harrison Township, MI
Yacht Club: Great Lakes Yacht Club
Class: Withdrew

Crew Members:
Michael Mahar;

Skipper and crew of repeat offender, ready to serve time swapping lies and swatting flies.

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 - Racing

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

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 - Racing

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

Mr. Bill's Wild Ride will be completing its 21st 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 M - Cruising

Crew Members:
Rick Ripard; Greg Doyal; Andrew Schultz; Brad Schuster; Andrew Sharpe; Michael Doyal; Chris Delling; Barry Green;

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 E - Racing

Crew Members:
Lee Greening; Katie Schultz; Adam Lounsbury ; John Mcallister; Graham Romer; Fred Wilhelm; Freddy Wilhelm; John Stofflett; Lauren Wilhelm; Joe Romer;

Mystic 3 has added a bowsprit this year for more fun.

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 - Racing

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

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

Crew Members:
Glenn Weier; Garrett Geiger;

this is NEREUS 10th 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 - Racing

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

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 K - Racing

Crew Members:
Taylor Bradford; Paul Hoff; Ralph Richards; Bruce Richardson; Joe Smyk; Andrew Cooley;

The 2015 Bayview Mackinac Race will be the 23th for Norebase 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 E - Racing

Crew Members:
Drew Blackburn; David Ryan; John May; Mark Smith; Evond Deprey; George Steinemann; Tim McKenna; Dan Guendelsberger; Mark Beaton;

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

nosurprise
Sail #: USA 60611
Type: 2011 J/111 (36.42)
Owner: David Irish
Home Port: Harbor Springs, MI
Yacht Club: Little Traverse Yacht Club
Class: Withdrew

Crew Members:
Tim Johnson; Andrew Berge; Ian Beckley; Adrienne Johnson; Nick Ford; Adam Lowry; David Irish;

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 B - Racing

Crew Members:
Jeffrey Calliotte; Lorie Shovlin; Steve Kase; Jeff Jarzombek; Daniel Addison; Jim Shink; Lori Shink; Samuel Medwid; Matthew Medwid;

Ocean
Sail #: USA 7779
Type: 2003 Andrews 77 (77)
Owner: Gary Feracota & Jim Banovitz
Home Port: Hawthorn Woods, IL
Yacht Club: Chicago Yacht Club
Class: Class A - Racing

Crew Members:
Patti Feracota; Billy Quaranto; Richard Knorr; James Hellquist; Jonathan Burba; Dave Dellaringa; Chuck Gerstner; Cari Kremer; Jim Banovitz; Gary Feracota; Doug Kremer; Mark LeVan; Max Moosmann; Denise Lapins; John Masters; Monica Masters;

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

Crew Members:

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

Crew Members:
TIMOTHY WALLI; scott maust; Carel Patrick Sellenraad; Dave Sturm;

Painkiller 4
Sail #: USA 38005
Type: 2000 Sydney 38 (38.58)
Owner: Alice O. Martin
Home Port: Chicago, IL
Yacht Club: Chicago Yacht Club
Class: Class E - Racing

Crew Members:
Joel Furmanek; Peter Nielsen; Matthew Gallagher; Jennifer McColloch; Larry Ayres; Marco Caporaso; Vivian Smith; William Smith; Ted Jones; Evan Rodgers; alice martin;

Painkiller 4, a Sydney 38, is the latest in Alice Martin's racing boats named after a Caribbean drink, with a flamingo theme. In 2001 and 2009 it won 3rd place in its section in the Bayview mac. In the 2014 Chicago mac Painkiller 4 won 2nd in Section. In 2015 Antigua Race Week PAINKILLERRACING won the Best American Boat, The Best Bareboat, Overall Section Winner, and 5 daily prizes. first or second place. Alice and her crew are enthusiastic about the Bayview competition, Friday night festivities , encouragement of the viewers as we proceed on the river to the start, and the welcoming party.

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 - Racing

Crew Members:
John Hurite; William Farquharson; Kevin McNeill; Joseph Groszek; Michael Rivlin; Joseph Klaasen; John Hill; 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: Class E - Racing

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

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 N - Racing

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

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 B - Racing

Crew Members:
Christopher Dettmer; Josh Blake; Dann Deaver; Dan Brown; Paul Roth; Jim Stapleton; Tom Cotter; Daniel Doubleday; Dennis Dettmer; Rick Pesta; Scott Buddy; Caleb Morphew;

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.

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 O - Cruising

Crew Members:
Art Mason; Ken Mitchell; Roger Perreault; Anthony Buccilli;

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 D - Racing

Crew Members:
Jon Nevedal; Russell Frank; Matt Vallus; William Hamilton; Nicholas Cost; Matthew Wood; Brian Downes; 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: Class M - Cruising

Crew Members:
Matthew Vale; Harold Stackpoole; Steve Witham; Reginald Mason; Ralph Templin; Lawrence Haras; TJ Henderson; Tim DePotter; Jeff Henderson;

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: 1971 C&C 30 (30)
Owner: William H Darbee
Home Port: Bay City, MI
Yacht Club: Bay City Yacht Club
Class: Class N - Racing

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

Crew Members:
John Gabriel; Antonio. Rodriguez; Joe Gustavus ; Ed Pearsall; Thad Lindsay; Ken Lepidi; John Lowe; Hanson Bratton; Michael Popenas;

After a 5 year absence from the race, the boat Pop'Aye now returns to the event as an X-Yacht 412. Some new crew, some old, and the same old skipper...Pop'Aye and crew are ready to renew it's relationship with the Bayview Port Huron to Mackinac race in an all new era for the boat and crew.

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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Al McNally; William Miller; Joshua Mankowski; Thomas Vern; Sara Atkinson; Michael Fozo; Steven Harthorn; Robin Kendrick; Wally Cross; Brad Restum;

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 D - Racing

Crew Members:
Mark Symonds; John Quinlan; Michael Morin; Duane Rose; Thac Nguyen; Kevin Morin; Robert Bailey;

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 F - Racing

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

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

Querencia
Sail #: USA 15979
Type: 1978 Tartan 30 (29.92)
Owner: Michael McCue
Home Port: Lansing, MI
Yacht Club: Tawas Bay Yacht Club / Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland
Class: Class O - Cruising

Crew Members:
Mike Thompson; Michael McCue; Connor McCue; Gordon Watson; Chris Kinney; James Miner;

Querencia (pronounced kuh-ren-sea-uh) is a term used in bullfighting which describes the place where a bull is his most dangerous. This is the boat's second Mac race but not the first Mac race for the skipper. After having to retire last year due to storm damage, the crew looks forward to winning a flag this year. The crew includes seasoned and beginning sailors. We have an older, slower boat, but we like to say: We're not slow, we're on corrected time. We proudly represent the Tawas Bay Yacht Club and the Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland. See you on the island.

Quick & Dirty
Sail #: CAN 52858
Type: 1985 Olson 30 (30)
Owner: Noel Brockman
Home Port: St. Joachim, Ontario
Yacht Club: Great Lakes Singlehanded Society
Class: Class J - Doublehanded Racing

Crew Members:
Noel Brockman; Luke Brockman;

Quick & Dirty is BACK! This time as a restored Olson 30 , a step up from the Downhill Run. Father & son team looking forward to fair winds and good sailing and another successful Mac race

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: Withdrew

Crew Members:
Matt Princing;

Red Iguana
Sail #: USA 25620
Type: 2008 Beneteau First 36.7 (36)
Owner: Mark Nagel
Home Port: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Yacht Club: Crescent Sail Yacht Club
Class: Class H - Racing

Crew Members:
john mathers; Mark Nagel; Ian Dittus; bill Murdock; robert libcke ; Patrick White ; paul nagel; paul lady ;

Added owner. Mark Nagel as a crew member

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 - CC 35

Crew Members:
Michael Dosch; Daniel Padilla; Jim Reese; David Koski; Jonathan Berg; 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 B - Racing

Crew Members:
Mark Hagan; Dietrich Floeter; Brendan Tully; Riley Hagan; Paul Hagan; Andrew Hyde; mike sutherland; victor fournier;

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: Class M - Cruising

Crew Members:
Lauren Smith; Steve Morris; Katherine Ann FancyPants Morris; John Monaghan; Matthew Gedris; James Baker; R. Perry Smith; Peter Smith; Reid Pouliot;

Sailing Vessel Resolute - Hails from North Star Sail Club. Her first Mackinac was 2013. Her Crew is looking forward to reaching Mackinac Island and raising a glass to her competitors as they reach the island.

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 M - Cruising

Crew Members:
Sara Parrow-Grenier; Murphy Palmer; Amy Scott; Mike Parrow; John Cavedo; Case Wagner; Dan Wagner;

2nd time will be the charm! We had a great time last year and expect a better one in 2017.

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

Crew Members:
JAMES BUTLIN; Joseph Banka; Jim Schiller; Tom Heaslip; Val A. Saph; MICHAEL WINFREY; Jason Mikolayek; Jim Cole III; 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 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 and Michigan, and Georgian Bay, in the late 1950's. That boat was noted for its leopard skin interior, wild parties and coming close to going over Niagra Falls until the anchor held when Ril took a wrong turn. It was now 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. The current crew have raced with Val for many years. This crew consists of Jim Butlin, who has raced 6 meters successfully, and on Rowdy, for many years. The rest of the crew, in order of "seniority" consists of Joe Banka, a retiree, Jim Schiller, a bar owner, Tom Heaslip, a Detriot firefighter, Val C. Saph, a Chrysler employee and the owner's nephew , Darren Shavinski, a postman, Nick Lounsbury, a college student, and Terry Wolf, a US Postoffice adminitrator.. Former crew member, Kent Herzer, who was lost off this boat on a return trip after a Mackinac race and sailed on all 3 Rowdys owned by Val, 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.

Roxy
Sail #: USA 25663
Type: 2011 Tartan 4000 (41)
Owner: Don Condit
Home Port: Grand Rapids, MI
Yacht Club: Macatawa Bay Yacht Club
Class: Class J - Doublehanded Racing

Crew Members:
Don Condit; Matt Dubois;

Roxy returns to the Bayview - Mac after her debutant début in the 2011 race. Don Condit, from Grand Rapids, and Matt DuBois, from Grosse Ille, concocted the crazy idea of doublehanding Roxy to the Island when celebrating the birth of their grandson James Matthew Condit.

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 - Racing

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

Royal Blue has participated in 10 Bayview Mac Races, In 2000 she placed third in her section. She sails out of Grand Traverse Yacht Club where the owner has been a member for 30 years. Royal Blue chooses to sail the Bayview over the Chicago Mac because of the hospitality that Bayview shows it's participants, and the great party to meet other owners at the end of the race.

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: Withdrew

Crew Members:
John Baxter; Angela Graham; Kevin D'Aprile; John Heaton; Mike Bird; Jack Murphy; nicholas chadwick; Laura Martin; Robert Zeman; Bill (Wilbur) Martin; Tone Martin; Jack Rickard; David Anderson; J.T. Charles;

Saralysia
Sail #: USA 25686
Type: 2015 J/88 (29)
Owner: Port Sanilac Marina
Home Port: Port Sanilac, MI
Yacht Club: Bark Shanty Sail Club
Class: Withdrew

Crew Members:

Saralysia downsized this year from a 50 ft Hunter to a 30 Foot J Boat. However the 20 foot shrinkage in length translates to a 50% faster boat because of the sport design. A J88

The returning crew are Andrew Arrell Co-Skipper, Sarah Kolascz Arrell Tactician/Trimmer, Alysia Kolascz Bowman, Kevin Vaughn Grinder, Monya Vaughn Grinder, Bille Presscott Bow man

SaSeaCat
Sail #: CAN 322
Type: 1986 Nonsuch 30 (30.4)
Owner: Ed Brost
Home Port: Brights Grove, Ontario
Yacht Club: Sarnia Yacht Club
Class: Class O - Cruising

Crew Members:
Herb Huber; Terry Ashe; Ed Brost; Paul Beaudet; Graham Royal;

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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Ryan Wilkinson; Dick Dancy; Roger Pollack; Thomas Roger Lemonds; Bob Huff; Jim Bourgault; Kevin Lemonds; Matthew Lemonds;

This is the 25th Mac for four of the crew made up of family and friends who have sailed together for over twenty five years. It is the seventeenth 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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Tom Enders; Brian Francis; Geoff Brieden; Matthew Malley; Jeff Clark; Stephen Beskange; Kevin Lewand; Jerry Bresser; Greg Engels; Brian Wagner;

Scout, new to the current owners in 2016, won the 2016 BYC Mac Race in Class C in their first attempt.

The same defending crew of 10 has over 200 Mac races under their belt collectively, many with these same people.

We wish all competitors a safe and fast race!

Serenity
Sail #: USA 15473
Type: 1976 Tartan 30C (30)
Owner: Carl Sommers
Home Port: Presque Isle, MI
Yacht Club: Double Handed Sailing Association
Class: Class J - Doublehanded Racing

Crew Members:
carl sommers; John Earhart;

For the yacht Serenity, this will the eight in the Mac race, sixth time as double handed. The skipper, Carl Sommers and crew John Earhart are representing the Double Handed Sailing Association.

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 K - Racing

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

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.

Shenanigan
Sail #: USA 25208
Type: 1988 J/33 (33)
Owner: Dick & Dan Synowiec
Home Port: Grosse Ile, MI
Yacht Club: Ford Yacht Club / North Cape Yacht Club
Class: Class F - Racing

Crew Members:
Jody Kjoller; Brian Smith; Chris McCardell; Rob Reimel; Ian Reimel; Dick Synowiec; Daniel Synowiec;

SHENANIGAN is a J-33, and is skippered by a father and son team of Dick and Dan Synowiec. They have also been blessed with a great Team of sailors. The Boat's mascot is CALVIN, master of fun and tricks! SHENANIGAN sails out of Ford Yacht Club, Grosse Ile, MI -- Lake Erie, but has ties also to North Cape Yacht club.

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: Withdrew

Crew Members:
Dennis Mulqueen II; Adam Lounsbury; Dennis Mulqueen Sr.; George Mulqueen; Brian Walter; Noah Walter;

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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Jeffrey Schaefer; John Sandstrom; Dan Hawkin; Nick Ponsonby; Neal Turluck; Mike Reisinger; Chris Nielson; Michele (Mickey) Nielson;

This will be our 11th Bayview-Mac. 1st year with our J111 Shmokin Joe

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 - CC 35

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

For the C&C35 MkI Siochail, skippered by Com. Brian Geraghty, this will be the 32nd Bayview Mackinac race for this boat sailed by the skipper the and the 36th Bayview Mackinac Race for the skipper.

Sirocco 3
Sail #: USA 52488
Type: 2006 J/133 (43)
Owner: Robert Klairmont
Home Port: Lake Forest, IL
Yacht Club: Chicago Yacht Club
Class: Class D - Racing

Crew Members:
Robert Klairmont; Tod Patton; Christopher Hawxhurst; David Johnston; Erik Hesbol; Brett Rogers; Larry Hilliard; Jim Hilliard; Steve Purze; Patrick Hilliard;

Sirocco 3's owner and skipper has done approximately 16 Chicago Mac races, but he has only done one Bayview Mac race so naturally he and his crew are very excited to be able to compete in another Bayview Mac race!

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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Lance Kitchens; Rob Horsfield; Daniel Kitchens; Dayne Holloway; Stan Carroll; Clark Hoffman;

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 O - Cruising

Crew Members:
Christian Spencer; Joseph Kar; Roy Lamphier; Gary Bigwood; Alex Howbert; Sophia Lamphier; Rob Hasting; Scott Sinkwitts;

Breakfast on Monday is the plan. Dinner Sunday night would be wild.

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 - Racing

Crew Members:
John Harvey; Emily Hughes; Jacob Gedrimas; Tami Schroeder; Noah Gedrimas; Thomas gmeiner; John Thompson; Dean Krotchen; Jeffrey Thompson; Rick Pary; Rick Titsworth;

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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Dennis Meagher; Nikolas Lintunen; Brandon Noland; Jeff Fishman; Ailene Hicks; Heather Naysmith; Blaic Naysmith; Ian Pouliot; Jake Wolny; Mike Wilmoth;

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: Withdrew

Crew Members:
Ken Petersen; Nickolas Burr; Wanda Dziwura; Jeff LeVasseur; John Laundra; Jerome (Jerry) Somalski; Montana Pruett; Christian McAlvey;

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 B - Racing

Crew Members:
Thom Bomgardner; Owen Pfaff; John Hutt; Nikolaus Kowal-Besler; KEITH CAMERON; BILL FRANCIS; Susan Ashley; Kevin Flood;

This is the crew's 38th BYC Mac race and the seventh 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.

Solutions
Sail #: USA 25608
Type: 2006 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45 (45)
Owner: Mark Craig
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Yacht Club:
Class: Class M - Cruising

Crew Members:
Bill Knight; Gregory Dunn; Chris Behler; Eric Skikiewicz; Ronald Uppleger; Dan Pung; Mark Craig; Patrick Clark; Matt Savage;

SOLUTIONS won first in class and first overall, Cruising Class in the 2008 Bayview race. The majority of the crew have raced together for over 20 years in the Bayview to Mac race. We completed the Marion to Bermuda race in June 2011 and finished second in class. First long distance ocean race for boat and crew! Bringing the Old Blue Cruiser out of retirement for one more race to celebrate Pat Clark's Old Goat race with the old crew!

Sparkle
Sail #: CAN 5226
Type: 1970 C&C 35 MKI (34.58)
Owner: Peter E. Carson
Home Port: London, Ontario
Yacht Club: Sarnia Yacht Club
Class: Class L - CC 35

Crew Members:
Robert Bosomwirth; Hugh MacLaren; Nick Kofski; David MacLaren; Peter Carson; Elizabeth Carson; Richard Mclaren; Josh Mclaren;

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
Class: Class J - Doublehanded Racing

Crew Members:
Kevin Lawrence; Cameron Lawrence;

Stargazer
Sail #: USA 3839
Type: 1993 Beneteau 38s5 (38.25)
Owner: Dr. Marc Rosenthal
Home Port: West Bloomfield, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Withdrew

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

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

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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Andrew Van Sickle; Brian Loerke; Matt O'Connor; Chris Appleby; Dale Conger; Milton Ploghoft; Tony Garczynski; Christopher White; William Mosher; Dan Collins;

Stir It Up
Sail #: USA 93096
Type: 2000 Dehler 39 (39)
Owner: Frank Kups
Home Port: Shaker, OH
Yacht Club: Lakeside Yacht Club
Class: Withdrew

Crew Members:
Lee Lloyd; Rick Busch; Brad Welch; Bill Westbrook; Jason Fenton; Morley Hersh; Frank kups;

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:
Greg Bull; Mark Cadotte; Dan Siniff;

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 A - Racing

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

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

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

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

Crew Members:
Charles Mawby; James Lippert; Michael Stephens; Ronald Ehlert; Ronald Connors-Ehlert; Matthew Moilanen; Larry Zeiser; Brian Tuttle; Matt Rybar;

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

Synchronicity
Sail #: USA 19145
Type: 2004 J/109 (35.25)
Owner: Chris Mallett
Home Port: Vermilion, OH
Yacht Club: Vermilion Boat Club
Class: Class D - Racing

Crew Members:
Tom Zacher; Jay Braun; Chris Mallett; Mike Rini; Jon Koethe; Joshua Mallett; Mark Sprenger; Ramon Eickert;

Taku
Sail #: USA 15634
Type: 1986 Sabre 34 MKII (34.16)
Owner: Brian Jenney
Home Port: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Yacht Club:
Class: Class N - 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: Class B - Racing

Crew Members:
Bruce Aikens; Steven Varnum; Dave McVicker; Paul Stroup; Thomas Post; Robert Aikens; Clune Walsh,III; Paul Ragheb; James Marshall; Kevin Bell; Craig Gooch; John Turk;

Tantrum
Sail #: USA 15051
Type: 1979 Santana 35 (35)
Owner: Terry Vigrass
Home Port: Port Huron, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Class K - Racing

Crew Members:
Patrick Hoy; Craig Flemingloss; Flemingloss Keith; Jeff Downing; Jeremy Thompson; Terry Vigrass; Michael Vigrass; Dean Walsh;

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 K - Racing

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

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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Sara Mazurek; Timothy Branson; Rachael Washburn; Jim Schlee; Robert Gordenker; Dennis Maurer; Carol Lybarger; Steve Morrow; Shawnee Spillson; Shawn Hughes;

TIME MACHINE is sailing her 19th 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 L - CC 35

Crew Members:
Phil Conger; Mike Butler; Bill Sheppard; Steven Sheppard; Jim Herchenbach; John Sheppard; Jim Kinney; 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: Class F - Racing

Crew Members:
William Bresser; Catherine Frances Bresser; Bryan Wielgat; james watts; John Schultes; Tim Schultes; Ernest DuMouchelle; Dan Aitken; Michael Schultes; Kristin Schultes;

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

Traitor
Sail #: USA 11166
Type: 1972 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 - CC 35

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

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

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: Withdrew

Crew Members:
Eric Basta; Jeff Adams; William Turner; Cristopher Wenzler;

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...

Trick Shot
Sail #: USA 25079
Type: 1987 Mirage 338 (33.67)
Owner: Joseph Shotwell
Home Port: Bay City, MI
Yacht Club: Bay City Yacht Club
Class: Class D - Racing

Crew Members:
TERRY HART; GLENN LOMBA; JOHN CRONK; MUZAFFER OZSECEN; JOSEPH SHOTWELL; E.J. VanSickle;

The boat was first delivered to the Black River in 1987.All the deck hardware and electronics were installed at the dock before the race by sailmakers and the boat builder Ken Fickett. The boat was sailed in Saginaw bay for a few years, then it was sold and taken to Lake Erie, then to Waukegan, Illinois,then to Chicago ,where I found it rotting away at a marina in downtown Chicago. I brought it back to its original home on Saginaw Bay in Bay City, Mi. I spent six months refurbishing it to its original condition.

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

Crew Members:
Chris Noakes; Raymond Templin; Daniel Reichelsdorfer; James Dunlop; Cameron Paine; Sam Irwin; Dave Marchand;

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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Chris Clayson; Peter aka Norman Reeves; Greg Bennert; Bruce Leidal; Tim Clayson; 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?

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; david hayward; Lyndsey Jurs; Wayne Jurs;

Vaite built in 1979, Sailed to Europe , Florida, Mexico, Cuba, Michigan

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 E - Racing

Crew Members:
Michael Goran; Terry Frazier; Dwight Smith; Benjamin Tower; Bill Reed; Derek Klima; Garrett Altenberger; 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 35 Bayview Mackinac Races. Two more of Vanguard's crew areOld 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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Katie Leigh Barbour; J Samuel Barbour, Jr; Mark Champe; Kimberly Barbour; Alex Ramos; Joseph Gaylord; Geoff Van Natter; Braden Engstrom; Adam Thompson; Grant Moore;

Venom
Sail #: USA 25418
Type: 1999 J/105 (34.5)
Owner: Douglas Livermore
Home Port: Washington, MI
Yacht Club: North Star Sail Club / Albatross Yacht Club / Anchor Bay Yacht Racing Association
Class: Class D - Racing

Crew Members:
Douglas Livermore; Tom Grabowski ; Tony Schornak; Jim Couzens; Alan Kotenko; Tom Grabowski Jr.;

Verity III
Sail #: CAN 6287
Type: 1990 CS 36 Merlin (36)
Owner: Brian Hurst
Home Port: London, Ontario
Yacht Club: Fanshawe Yacht Club
Class: Class M - Cruising

Crew Members:
Ted Slivinski; Brian Hurst; Andy Lynch; Rob Perquin; Christopher Milne; Lawrence Lynch;

Verity will be crewed by a group of sailors who normally race at Fanshawe Yacht Club. This is the second year for the boat, the wife says "you already bought the gear, might as well use it before it expires." This will be an experience for all of us and we look forward to the party on the island.

Veuve
Sail #: USA 60531
Type: 2011 Beneteau First 30 (32)
Owner: Ralph Harrington
Home Port: Monroe, MI
Yacht Club: North Cape Yacht Club
Class: Class F - Racing

Crew Members:
Axel Mertens; Jonathan Vosler; Don Steve; Andre Sottile; Ralph Harrington; William Witkowski; John Decator;

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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Michael Thomas; Joseph Hazebrook; Carl Gruener; Tor Hough; Edward White; Curtis Kime; Bob Justin; Sean McCowell; Greg Smith; William Wagner;

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 L - CC 35

Crew Members:
Greg Hummel; Al Fick, jr; Christopher J. Grow; Geoff Hummel; Peter Becker; Jo Hummel; Chris Van Antwerp; Ralph Stevenson;

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)
Owner: Reid Stromberg
Home Port: Fort Gratiot, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Class H - Racing

Crew Members:
James Mowbray; Arthur LeVasseur; Luke Bosma; Mark Olson; Lia Bosma; REID STROMBERG ; Bill Baisden; George Andaluz; Thomas Jobbitt;

our 5th MAC for the skipper will be great this year, a new course, our 2nd year with the 36.7!

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

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

Wavelength
Sail #: USA 60812
Type: 1993 Thomas 35 (35.42)
Owner: Alan Linne
Home Port: North Royalton, OH
Yacht Club: Edgewater Yacht Club
Class: Class G - Racing

Crew Members:
Steve Merriam; Hunt Hawkins; Pat Metzler; Phil Dudra; Robert Anschuetz; Steve Wnuk; Alan Linne; Nick Lubar; Josh Wentz;

This will be our 2nd Mac race and we are looking forward to it. We hope to have as much fun as we had the last time. We are still learning the boat and hope to do better than we did last time. The goal for us is to finish and then tell tall tails. We have been sailing Wavelength on Lake Erie, so coming up to Port Huron and racing to Mackinac is a great adventure. Looking forward to a fun race! Fair Winds!

Weather Edge III
Sail #: USA 25628
Type: 2008 Beneteau First 36.7 (36)
Owner: Colton Weatherston
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Yacht Club: Crescent Sail Yacht Club
Class: Class H - Racing

Crew Members:
Josh Collins; Lukas Morawski; Andrew Casazza; John Walton Jr; Suzanne Scoville; Colt Weatherston; Robert Truman ; Kelly Monahan; Minh Ha; Craig Ramsdell;

Weather Edge III is a Beneteau 36.7 owned by PC Colt Weatherston, sailing out of Crescent Sail Yacht Club in Grosse Pointe Farms.

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 - Racing

Crew Members:
Cindy Gunn; Scott Sowulewski; Christopher Talarek; Stephen Kowal-Besler; Jeff Talarek; Gregg Whipple; Patrick Beahan; Sheri Dufresne; Kirk Rheaume; Taylor Hover;

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 O - Cruising

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

This will be Whirlwinds 6th Mackinaw Race. Every year we are in the hunt, this year we plan on being in the lead! Safe travels and we will see you on the Island.

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

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

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 D - Racing

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

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: Class A - Racing

Crew Members:
Mark Towill; Chris Larson; Grant Spanhake; Mitch White; David Culver; Jimmy Slaughter; Phil Trinter; Mike Howard; David Lyons; Ralf Steitz; Peter Askew; David Askew; John von Schwarz; Bill Jenkins; Gary Snider; Olivia Askew; Simon Fisher; Charlie Enright; Phil Harmer; David Tank;

Yknot
Sail #: USA 4385
Type: 1986 Catalina 30 (30)
Owner: Dale Krcek
Home Port: Port Clinton, OH
Yacht Club: Pontiac Yacht Club / Indianapolis Sailing Club
Class: Class O - Cruising

Crew Members:
Paul Cuthbertson; Wendy Wojciechowski; Rick Dishaw; Pete McGinity; Dale Krcek; Branden Warner; Matt Warner;

This is the first time the "YKNOT" will enter the Port Huron to MAC race. The Crew will be made up of 6 Lightning sailors. So if you see a Catalina sailing like a lightning you will know its us. A few have made the journey on other boats so at least we will have an Idea where we are going.

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 N - Racing

Crew Members:
George Mulqueen; Rich Schierloh; Conrad jr Keydel; Eric Keydel; Jason Keydel; Dennis B. Mulqueen II; Adam Warmack;

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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