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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 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 […]

Race Chair Communication #5

Competitors – I am happy to report that nearly 200 boats have applied to compete in the 2023 Bayview Mackinac Race, scheduled to start on Saturday, July 15, 2023. With this in mind, please take note of the following Upcoming Deadlines and take action as required: The Entry Deadline for the Race is June 1, 2023, at 1700 hours. The Late Entry Deadline […]

Bayview Mackinac Race – Official Gear

Hello Competitors – Bayview Mackinac Race – Official Gear Official 2023 Bayview Mackinac Race gear is available for pre-order! We are happy to partner with High Winds Graphix to provide our merchandise.  For delivery before the start of the race, Hawaiian shirt and dress orders are due by Monday, June 12th. All other orders must be submitted by […]

2024 Race Chair Communication #2

April 17, 20232024 Race Chair Communication #2 Competitors, As you prepare for the summer sailing season, I’d like you to consider next year’s Mackinac Race. We will celebrate the 100th consecutive running of the race, which starts on July 20, 2024. If you have not pre-registered, please do so. We already have 150 boats pre-registered, […]