2022 Bayview

Mackinac Race

The Bayview Mackinac Hall of Fame Trophy
"Old Bear Trophy"

The Bayview Mackinac Hall of Fame Trophy – aka the “0ld Bear Trophy” was donated by the Bayer Family in honor of the first recipient: Charles M. Bayer. The trophy is perpetual and will be awarded to select individuals in honor of their support, dedication, and outstanding contribution to the success and continuation of the Bayview Mackinac Race. Nominees should have completed at least 10 Bayview Mackinac Races, and brought honor to themselves and to the race. Only one person shall be elected annually.

The Deed of Gift indicated that the Society of Mackinac Island Old Goats Committee will handle the nomination and the election process for the “Old Bear Trophy”. The selection committee will include Old Goat Committee members, Grand Rams, and volunteers who will elect recipients each year. The nomination period starts on June 1st and end the day before the Bayview Mackinac Race each year. The selection committee meets mid-August to elect that year’s recipient(s).

Members of the Society of Mackinac Island Old Goats Committee BYC Detroit Chapter are Raymond S. Adams (Chair), Winifred Adams, Com. Robert Amsler, Com. Brian J. Geraghty, James Gerometta, Com. Robert Niederoest, Stos’ Popowich, Sandra Thompson, Com. Charles Bayer, Jr., Com. John Burke, and Com. Tom Meier. 

Please contact Ray Adams at adams@sailepic.com with any questions or to submit your application

Current Hall of Fame Members

Last Name First Name Year Inducted
Bayer Com. Charles M. 2014
Burkard Henry 2015
McBride, Jr. Frank P. 2015
Pouliot Russell 2015
Roadstrum Robert K. 2015
Tapert, D.D.S. Com. Joseph “Mike” E. 2015
Boston Howard “Chief” L. 2016
Declercq Maury 2016
Ecclestone, Jr. Edwin “Llwyd” 2016
Gmeiner Wilfred “Toot” D. 2016
Jacobs Clare Stephen 2016
Barbour Com. John S. 2017
Hendrie, Jr. George “Twister” S. 2017
Lowry Tom “TK” K. 2017
Wake Dr. Douglas L. 2017
Wake Dr. Margaret J. 2017
Kreger Fred W. 2018
Nutter, Jr. Rusell H. 2018
Rummel John “Captain Chrome” F. 2018
Somes Frederick J. 2018
Williamson Com. Perce “Percy” C. 2018
Schostak Jerome “Jerry” 2019
Coggin Theodore “Ted” 2020
Thompson Com. Michael A. “Grizz” 2021

Hall of Fame Nomination

Nominations accepted between June 1st and the day before the BYC Mackinac Race

If you would like to fill out and mail in your application, download the file here:
Printable Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Please complete all possible fields

Nominee Information
Please give a short bio of your Nominee and explain how he/she has enhanced the success and continuation of the Bayview Yacht Club Port Huron to Mackinac Race through his/her support, dedication and outstanding contribution. The Nominee needs to have brought honor to themselves and have sailed at least ten (10) BYC Mackinac Races. Please provide the selection committee with as much information as possible. Use the back of this page or attach additional pages as necessary. Nominations without any supporting information are not likely to be considered.



Your Information

If you would like to fill out and mail in your application, download the file here:
Printable Hall of Fame Nomination Form