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

Hello Competitors –
A couple of items to share with you.
2023 Bayview Mackinac Race Safety Equipment Requirements
The 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 is included in the document. If you have any questions, please contact Charlie Trost at
Mackinac Island Docking
For fairness to all competitors, docking will be assigned in order of paid registration in the race. We may be unable to accommodate docking for all competitors at Mackinac Island. An entry in the race does NOT guarantee a dock on Mackinac Island. Docking on Mackinac Island will be at one of two locations:
1)   Mackinac Island State Harbor (slips or rafted)
2)   Arnold Freight Coal Dock (broadside or rafted)
2024 Race Pre-registration – 100th Mackinac Race
Pre-registration for the 2024 Bayview Mackinac Race will end on June 1, 2023.
2023 Registration
If you are experiencing any issues with registration, please get in touch with Melissa at  Please remember that you will be shown as registered for the 2023 race when your entry fee is paid.
A special thanks to Bayview Mackinac Race Foundation, Aperol, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Faygo, Aitken-Ormond Insurance, Mission Point Resort, Frankenmuth Insurance, MicroCODE and Marx Layne; without their support, we could not have a regatta of this caliber. We hope you patronize their products or services!

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.

All Race Chair Communications can be found on the official race website,