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ORC Reference Number

April 8, 2024 Skippers, When you get your 2024 ORC certificate, please log on to the Bayview Mackinac Race owner portal and update your boat information with the 2024 ORC reference number, which appears at the bottom left side on each page of the certificate. It consists of 10 alphanumeric characters. Example: 045600023TT Many owners have inserted the […]

Race Chair Communication #6

March 5, 2024 Boat Owners –  A few days ago, we broke the record set in 1985 for registered boats and are currently sitting at 317 paid entries. Thank you for making this happen, and I look forward to having you join us for the 100th running of the race.  A few housekeeping items:  Harbor […]

ORC Pre-Season Communication

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Please see the below message from the US Sailing Offshore Office about preparing for your 2024 ORC application. We encourage you to apply as early as possible once the 2024 ORC Rating Application opens. ORC Rating Certificates are due June 1, 2024, at 1700 hours. Thank you!Melissa WenzlerAdministrator US SAILING OFFSHORE OFFICE2024 Pre-Season CommunicationOctober 6, […]

2024 BYCMACK Opening of Registration

Happy Friday! After celebrating all the winners at the 2023 Bayview Mackinac Race Awards last Friday, it’s a quick turnaround to open registration for the 100th Bayview Mackinac Race Presented by National Fleet Services, starting on July 20, 2024! We are opening registration early this year to allow more time for Boat Owners to consider and […]

2023 BYCMACK – Post race information

Good afternoon – Congratulations to all of our competitors! Here are a few post-race informational items. Awards Celebration – For our winners, mark your calendar for the 2023 Awards Celebration on Friday, September 22, at Bayview Yacht Club. Cocktails at 6:30 pm; Strolling Dinner 7 – 8:30 pm; Awards at 7:30 pm. Invitations will be sent […]

Race Chair Communication #7

July 13, 2023 Competitors – I want to bring some notable changes from last year’s Race to your attention: RRS 41(c) applies. Please see NOR Amendment #5 for guidance. As applicable, each boat, at the time of passing between the Virtual Cove Island Gate, shall take a photograph of the boat’s clock and primary navigation […]

Race Updates & Info

Competitors – It’s race week! A few administrative updates for you this week. Crew Login – If you need help logging in to complete your crew waivers, please get in touch with me via email at melissa@byc.com. Registration is Thursday, July 13, from 12 to 7 p.m. at Bayview Yacht Club and Friday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 […]

Race Weather Forecast Resources

Good morning, It’s hard to believe that this year’s Race is only three weeks away. If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to refresh your weather forecasting skills. Getting to the Island quickly and safely requires an understanding of the weather conditions you’ll experience along the way. There are many resources on my website to make […]

Race Chair Communication #6

Competitors – It’s June, and we are 39 days from the start of the 99th Bayview Mackinac Race! SAFETY EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTSRevised Safety Equipment Requirements (SERs) have been posted on the race website. Please review the complete document before determining that you have met the requirements. A list of the changes from the 2022 Bayview Mackinac Race SERs […]