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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, […]

Race Chair Communication #4

Hello Competitors – A couple of items to share with you. 2023 Bayview Mackinac Race Safety Equipment RequirementsThe 2023 Bayview Mackinac Race Safety Equipment Requirements (SERs) have been posted on the 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 […]

2024 Race Chair Communication #1

Competitors, As we gear up for the next sailing season, the 100th Bayview Mackinac is right around the corner. Mark your calendar for July 20, 2024. There has been long anticipation for the 100th race from many sailors near and far. As a result, we will open pre-registration for the 100th Mackinac race on the official race […]

Race Chair Communication #3

A couple of items to share with you. ORC Handicapping Seminar – TIME CHANGE The DRYA is hosting an ORC Handicapping Seminar on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at Bayview Yacht Club. Dobbs Davis, Communications Director for ORC, will present the 2023 changes for ORC Ratings. Dobbs is an incredible resource for our competitors in […]

Race Chair Communication #2

January 20, 2023Race Chair Communication #2 Happy Friday! Cruising Class RulesThe Cruising Class Rules for the 2023 Bayview Mackinac Race have been posted on the official race website ( Please note that the 12-inch limitation pertaining to setting the tack of a spinnaker to a tackpoint or line attached to a block mounted forward of […]

Race Chair Communication #1

January 15, 2023 Race Chair Communication #1  Happy New Year! The Mackinac Race Authority (MRA) has submitted the Notice of Race (NOR) to the Bayview Yacht Club Board of Governors, as required by the Bayview Yacht Club Bylaws, and it has been approved. The 2023 NOR is now available for review on the official race […]

Races within the Race Winners

Congratulations to the Races within the Race Winners! SHINOLA RACE TO THE 45TH PARALLEL WINNERS On Corrected Time MULTIHULL – Morticia – Chris Tuckfield – Crescent Sail Yacht Club SHORE COURSE – Spageeto Byte – Steve Straub – North Cape Yacht Club COVE ISLAND – Proof – Michael Fozo – Grosse Pointe Club First Boat in the fleet to physically cross […]

Race Chair Communication #22

July 14, 2022Race Chair Communication #22 Competitors:   The class splits and the Addendum to the Sailing Instructions with the starting times are posted to the race website at under the Competitors tab, Scratch Sheet, and Official Board. (There are buttons at the bottom of this communication that will take you directly to the documents as […]

Race Chair Communication #21

July 12, 2022Race Chair Communication #21 Competitors:   US Sailing ORC Certificate Processing Update:   Please find below the list of boats that US Sailing is awaiting a response from the owner before they can proceed. Action required can either be an owner’s review/approval or payment of an invoice. If you know any of these […]

Race Chair Communication #20

July 11, 2022Race Chair Communication #20 Welcome to Race Week!    Starting times will be posted as soon as we have received all the rating certificates from US Sailing to finalize classes.   Registration will be at Bayview Yacht Club, upstairs, on Thursday, July 14, from 12 – 7 pm, and at the Port Huron […]