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July Race Chair Update

Happy July!  We are only nine days away from the 100th consecutive start of the Bayview Mackinac Race! A few race updates are listed below. As my predecessor, Kevin Thomas, would say, “Read the NOR and SIs!” I cannot stress this enough. These documents underwent many changes from last year. Please get in touch with me […]

June Race Chair Update

June 20, 2024 Happy Summer!  We are only 30 days away from the start of the 100th Bayview Mackinac Race! With that in mind, I have a few items to share with you. Crew List Boat owners, there are over 190 boats with incomplete crew information. Please update the number of your crew and ensure that all […]

May Race Chair Update

May 30, 2024 Greetings! I am excited to share that, as of today, 337 boats have entered this historic race! With 51 days until the start, I have a few items to share with you. Entry Deadline The Entry Deadline for the Race is Saturday, June 1, 2024, at 1700 hours. The Late Entry Deadline is Friday, June 7, […]

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 […]

April Race Chair Update

April 5, 2024 Competitors – With 106 days until the start of the race, we have broken the 1985 record for registered boats and are currently at 325 paid entries. As the weather is getting warmer and you are thinking more about the race, I want to share a few items with you. Safety at Sea […]

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 […]