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It’s race week! A few administrative updates for you this week.

Crew Login – If you need help logging in to complete your crew waivers, please get in touch with me via email at

Registration is Thursday, July 13, from 12 to 7 p.m. at Bayview Yacht Club and Friday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the deck of the Port Huron Yacht Club

Skippers Packet – Please check this often on the BYCMACK website under the Competitors tab on the Official Board, as we add information daily until the race. 

YB TRACKERS – When you register, you will receive your YB Tracker. It will be turned on. There is nothing you need to do to activate it. Don’t push the buttons unless instructed by the Race Committee. Place your YB Tracker on the stern of your boat as soon as possible. Instructions for your YB Tracker can be found in your Skipper Packet and on the race website in the Skipper Packet section.

If you register on Thursday and cannot install the YB Tracker on your boat immediately, please ensure it can see the sky to connect to the satellite. DO NOT place it in your car, gear bag, or house, as it will keep searching for a signal draining the battery and requiring a replacement. The Race Committee will monitor the YB Tracker connections and contact the boat owner or PIC if a connection has not been established. All YB Trackers should be “live” by 6 pm on Friday.

Low bandwidth links for YB Tracking –

Crew Changes – Crew changes can be made with the registration team during the hours listed above. After registration closes at 4 pm on Friday, July 14, please radio the Signal Boat on the racecourse with any crew changes on Saturday morning.

Crew/Boat Finder – If you are looking for crew or to crew, please check out our Crew/Boat Finder on the Website under the Competitors tab. 

Parental Waivers – Parental Waivers are required for all crew under 18. Forms can be found on the Official Race Website under the Competitors Tab, Official Board tab, and Safety & Other Docs tab. It is listed under Safety Documents. Please e-mail the completed document to

Port Huron – Please allow extra time to get to your boat in Port Huron, as there are road and bridge closures with the Blue Water Fest. The Military Street Bridge is closed to traffic. 

Have you been able to make your crew dinner reservations yet? Chianti at Mission Point Resort will be open on Monday! Make your reservations today!

Race Merchandise – You can pick up your preorders at Bayview Yacht Club on Thursday, July 13, from 12 to 7 p.m. or on Mackinac Island during merchandise sales hours.  A limited inventory of tees, belts, hats, tanks, and sweatshirts will be available for in-person purchase on Mackinac Island.
Sunday, July 16, from 1 to 7 p.m. – Lobby, Mission Point Resort (MPR)
Monday, July 17, from 1 to 7 p.m. – Lobby, Mission Point Resort (MPR)
Tuesday, July 18, from 12 to 3 p.m. – Mackinac Island Awards Party

Island Awards Party – Tuesday, July 18 – Great Lawn, Mission Point Resort
The gates will open at 11:15 a.m. NEW TIME!
Please have your ID ready so that the line moves quickly. Much appreciated!
Old Goats Photo – NEW TIME! Gather in front of the stage at 11:30 a.m.
Beverage service will run from 12 to 3 p.m.
While we love our pets, they are prohibited at the Island Awards Party. 

After the Island Awards Party, come to the Round Island Bar in Mission Point Resort from 3 – 5 p.m.! BYC’s favorite bartender, Jennifer, will be serving up Hummers! 

Four days to go!
Melissa Wenzler
Race Administrator

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,