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January 20, 2023
Race Chair Communication #2

Happy Friday!

Cruising Class Rules
The 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 the forestay has been removed from the Cruising Class Rules for the 2023 Race. However, if a boat chooses to exercise this option, it is responsible for reporting the dimension of its spinnaker tack point (TPS) when applying for its ORC rating certificate.

2023 Race Registration

Pink Pony Comes to Bayview – TONIGHT – Friday, January 20, 2023
Come and celebrate that we’re halfway to the 2023 Mackinac Race! The Pink Pony is bringing the party to Bayview, turning the Club into a Detroit version of the Pink Pony for the day! They’re bringing their staff, shirts, and even the Pink Pony in a display case for photo ops! A full dinner menu is available with specials. Tito’s and Labatt’s drink specials and live music will be in the Regatta Bar from 8 – 11 p.m.
Call BYC to make your dinner reservations at 313-822-1853.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Kevin Thomas
Chair, 2023 Bayview Mackinac Race

Please Note: These communications are unofficial and informal. They are intended to provide information quickly and efficiently. This communication does not replace the Notice of Race or Sailing Instructions, which are the “Official” documents.