2017 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race
Current Race News

Current Race News...
16-Mar-2017 - 02:41pm

2017-03-15

From the MRA –

There are a lot of good things happening so let’s get started!

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13-Mar-2017 - 11:14pm

ORRez Presentation Video:

If you missed the presentation at Bayview Yacht Club, here's a link to a video of the ORRez Presenrtation:

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27-Feb-2017 - 07:46pm

Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race Makes it EZ to Love ORR

DETROIT, MICH. (February 27, 2017) - It h
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Current Press Releases...
19-Jul-2016 - 03:34pm - *** Press Release ***

Records and Winners for 92nd Edition

MACKINAC ISLAND, MICH. (July 19, 2016) – The 92nd read more...)

14-Jul-2016 - 04:27pm - *** Press Release ***

 There's a Reason (or Two or Three) Why Sailors Love this Race

DETROIT, MICH. (July 14, 2016) - When it com
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01-Jul-2016 - 05:22pm - *** Press Release ***

Pro-Team Challenge: From Novel Idea to Trophy-Worthy Tradition

DETROIT, MICH. (June 30, 2016) – For the fi
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27-Feb-2017 - 10:48am

Just a quick note regarding a couple of questions/issues:  Safety at Sea SER 4.3.3, what constitutes valid ORR/ORR-EZ certificates, and New ORR certificate portal

Safety articles: Per SER requirement 4.3.3 – Safety at Sea:  Currently there are five safety articles posted.  The Safety Committee continues to review and edit additional safety topics.  There will be another batch of five topics posted in the near future and an additional five topics posted sometime after that but in plenty of time to accommodate the June 15, 2017 entry deadline.

And with respect to ORR and ORR-EZ validity, all ORR and ORR-EZ certificates must be signed by the owner or Person-in-Charge in order to be deemed valid.   Both the ORR Rules (3.01) and the ORR-EZ rules (III E) require your signature.  We have asked ORA/U.S. Sailing if they could work out a system in which the owner/PIC could electronically sign them prior to sending them to us, but that will be a future convenience and is not available this year. For the ORR boats, in addition, a current copy of the ORR Rules must be on your boat for the Race.  While ORR-EZ rules are silent on this, I’d encourage every ORR-EZ boat to keep a copy of the ORR-EZ rules on board during the race as well.

I’ve also been advised that some are having troubles applying for a new ORR certificate.  While you can apply for a new certificate and renew your 2016 certificate through the link on the Official Page tab of the Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race website, if you’re having troubles, try this link:  http://www.ussailing.org/racing/offshore-big-boats/request-for-rating/  Again, this is for new ORR certificates.  The ORR-EZ application link is working well.

As of this morning (2/27/17), we have 96 boats registered!  Thanks for your early registration and if you haven’t registered yet, don’t forget to do so at your earliest convenience-

Thanks,

Tricia

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