May 16, 2019
Dear Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race Skippers:
We've finally had some nice weather to work on our boats and get them launched! Our registration deadline is rapidly approaching and we need you to apply for your rating certificate now.
Over half of those registered have not yet applied for either a new or renewed rating certificate, which means that the time to process these applications will increase over the next four weeks.
Currently, it may take up to two weeks to complete the rating process. Remember that we must have your rating certificate no later than 1700 hours on June 14th or a $300 late fee will be assessed.
Links to apply for your rating can be found on the main page of the Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race website at www.bycmack.com.
ORA is also processing the rating certificates for the CYC Race to Mackinac so the demand for their work is very high over the next four weeks. With the CYC Race to Mackinac first this year, the completion of rating certificates for that race will take priority over our race.
If you are having challenges with any part of this process, please contact me or our Technical Chair, Art LeVasseur, for help. Our work really begins when you have competed your entry, so please help us out, get registered and apply for your rating certificate today. Our e-mails are email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, make sure that when you submit proof of boat insurance that it is in effect through the dates of the race and remember to upload a line drawing of your boat. The line drawing upload is under the photograph upload on your registration page. We use the line drawing of each winners boat for the award plaques handed out at the Awards & Trophy Presentation in September.
Thank you for your support of the race and don't hesitate to reach out to me for any assistance.
2019 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race Chair