Days until the start of the 100th Race
We are racing!

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 out via email in mid-August.


Event Photos – Thank you to our photographer Martin Chumiecki of Photo Element Photography, for capturing our event Photos from the race, including the start and finish, are available on the race website under the media tab. Photos are continually being uploaded, so check back often! Martin is reviewing all the photos before uploading them to the website, so be patient. He took over 4,000 photos at the start alone!

Official Event Photos


100th Bayview Mackinac Race – July 20, 2024 – Pre-registration for the race closed on June 1st. Regular registration will open in October. Please look for more communications about registering for the 100th as we get closer to October. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the 2024 Mackinac Race Chair,
Charlie Trost,


2023 Race Merchandise – Official 2023 race merchandise is available to order online until Friday, August 18th! Please order online at the below link.
Our official race merchandiser, High Winds Graphix, was co-founded in 2014 by BYC members, Rob and Laurie Bunn to fill a need for crew shirts in the sailing network. They sail the Bayview Mackinac Race on Wind Toy IV with their son and father, and their daughter sails but prefers to help with merchandise sales on the island. It’s a family-owned and operated business.

High Winds Graphix has rapidly expanded to create and supply innovative promotional products, wearables, vinyl graphics, signage, and online stores. They specialize in brand awareness and visibility while offering concierge-type services. They are proud of their roots in sailing, but now service business, education, association, yacht clubs, and athletic team clients locally in southeast Michigan and extended clients online.

Our decoration methods include:
Dye Sublimation
Screen printing
Laser Engraving
Signage, Stickers, and Boat Decals
Promotional Products
Web Microsites

They are your single source for all things branded. For more information, contact them at, 
Facebook @highwindsgraphix
Thanks, High Winds Graphix, for supporting the race!

2023 Official Race Merchandise

Race Program – Read the 2023 Race Program by clicking the link below! It can also be found on our official website at the Race Program link under the photo on the landing page. A BIG thank you to our editor, Jennifer Miracle-Best, for producing such an outstanding publication!

2023 Bayview Mackinac Race Program

Thanks to all of you for your support of the Bayview Mackinac Race! See you in 2024! 

Melissa Wenzler
Race Administrator