May 21, 2019
Dear Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race (BBBMR) Skippers, Crew, and Friends:
There are now 59 days until the 2019 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race and 13 days until registration closes on June 4th.
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 two 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
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.
Please go to our website often where we will post all competitor notifications and updates, as well as the calendar of important dates. Our Safety page has been updated with Safety Articles, Safety Documents & Courses and 2019 Weather Information. Please visit it to review at http://www.bycmack.com/main_safety.cfm
I would like to thank our sponsors and supporters for the race: Bell’s Brewery, Grand Hotel, Luca Mariano, Gill, Coral Reef Sailing Apparel, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Pentastar Aviation, North Sails, Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry, Aitken & Ormond Insurance, Frankenmuth Insurance, Sharpe Travel Services, Legal Copy Services, Sykes & Webster – The Burton Families, Bayview Yacht Club Foundation, Marx Layne, Detroit Sports Media, Freighter’s Eatery & Tap Room, Futuramic Tool and Engineering, Pink Pony – Chippewa Hotel and Thomas Hardware Company.
I would also like to recognize the over 165 volunteers that we could not have such a great race without! Thank you to all of those that serve on the committees for the Bell’s Oasis Tent in Port Huron, US Coast Guard Liaison, Cove Island Light, Finish Lines Shifts, Harbor, Inspection, Legal, Media Sponsor & Starting Line Boats, Public Relations, Race Documents, Race Headquarters, Race Information, Registration & Check-In, Safety, Social Media, Sponsorship, Starting Line Race Officials, Technical, Trophy and Website.
We at Bayview Yacht Club are honored that you choose to participate in our Race!
2019 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race Chair