2019 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race
Current Race News

Current Race News...
16-Jan-2019 - 03:39pm

January 16, 2019

Dear Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race Sailors, Sponso
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09-Aug-2018 - 11:45am

August 9, 2018

Dear Competitors,

We are in the process of closing all open items related to the 2018 Bell’s
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14-Jul-2018 - 09:00am

071418 - 0900 hours

Special Notice to Competitors of the Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race

Update on U.S Air
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Current Press Releases...
18-Jul-2018 - 08:21pm - *** Press Release ***


Winners Named after Challengingly Slow Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race

DETROIT, MICH. (July 18, 2018) - Tediously light wi
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17-Jul-2018 - 10:39pm - *** Press Release ***


Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race: Tedious But Satisfying

DETROIT, MICH. (July 17, 2018) - By the time the awards were given
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16-Jul-2018 - 06:55pm - *** Press Release ***


Slow Going at Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race

DETROIT, MICH. (July 16, 2018) - The "slowest race in decades" imp
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20-Dec-2017 - 06:50am

Bayview Yacht Club and Detroit Yacht Club have partnered to host

US SAILING sanctioned

Safety-at-Sea Seminar

Saturday & Sunday, April 21-22, 2018


Bayview Yacht Club is proud to again host the nationally sanctioned US Safety-at-Sea Seminar on Saturday & Sunday, April 21-22, 2018. The 2-day event is required for various offshore races (e.g. Newport/Bermuda) and highly recommended to all area cruising and racing skippers, crew members, and their families, as well as recreational power-boaters interested in perfecting their safety-at-sea.


This authoritative educational seminar will provide novice and experienced mariners alike with the latest practical information and skills on:

  • boat and crew preparation
  • weather forecasting
  • safe seamanship
  • handling heavy water
  • emergencies on the water
  • man-overboard & rescue drills
  • hands-on Safety & Medical equipment activities
  • land-based and in-pool activities (i.e. flares, fire extinguishers, life rafts, heaving lines, etc)
  • with special attention on the risks and skills most applicable to safety on the Great Lakes, as well as inland and offshore waters.


In addition, there will be on-the-water demonstrations of man-overboard recoveries, hands-on pool activities including practicing heaving lines, inflating and getting into life rafts, and hands-on land activities including proper use of fire extinguishers and the use of flares. A special demonstration of a helicopter rescue by the US Coast Guard Air Station is tentatively scheduled.


Bill Biewenga, an accomplished inshore/offshore sailor with 400,000 sea miles including 41 transatlantic crossings, 60+ passages to/from the Caribbean via Bermuda, TransPacs, and 4 round-the-world races and experienced US SAILING Safety-at-Sea moderator, will lead the seminar. Other experienced sailing experts will be presenting on safety techniques and information, equipment, first-aid and weather.


The program will run from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm on both days (Saturday at BYC, Sunday at Detroit Yacht Club) with lunch, snacks, and soft drinks provided. Participants will receive all required seminar materials and an official US SAILING Safety Certification that is good for 5 years. 


Registration: $210 for 2-Day or $160 for 1-Day (Saturday Only). $10 Early Bird Discount by 1/31/18 -- $10 BYC / US Sailing / DYC Membership Discount* -- $5 Crew Discount**

Registration is on a first-come basis, seating is limited. Registration is non-refundable but may be transferred.


Sign-up Today – This could be the most important day of your sailing life!


For more information, email: safety@byc.com

To register, call Bayview Yacht Club at 313-822-1853.

Bayview Yacht Club, 100 Clairpointe, Detroit, Michigan


*Limited to 1 Membership Discount per person. **$5 discount for each crew member of a boat team, when 5 or more crew members register together on one charge.

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