Even though I am writing this in early March, spring is certainly just around the corner!!
To date we have over 80 boats registered. For all of you that have not registered, what are you waiting for? Registering early helps us plan better and levels out the workload across the year. Remember, Mackinac Race season is also the busy season for the club and all of the race volunteers. Help everyone out by registering ASAP.
A few months ago, I wrote about making sure your sail numbers are contrasting and visible. Have you contacted your sailmaker and gotten your sails looked at? If your sails are in the loft for winter storage or check and repair, this is the perfect time to get those numbers looked at. If we can’t see you, we can’t finish you.
Is everyone working on applying for their 2020 ORR and ORREZ certificates? I know the US Sailing Offshore office is already busy and will only get busier. Just like registration, please help everyone out and apply for your 2020 certificate ASAP.
I believe everyone is aware that we are in the process of securing sponsors for this year’s Race. We are happy to announce that Atwater Brewery has signed on as a Presenting Sponsor. As part of that partnership with this Detroit-based company, they are the official beer, malt beverage, hard seltzer, and hard cider sponsor. In addition, I want to thank any and all of the returning sponsors as well as all the individuals that support our race every year. Without everyone’s contribution we would not have the world class event we do.
I also want to thank the Board, Sponsorship committee and everyone else for their contribution during this transitional year. Sponsorship is not just about money, it is about sharing our sport, the excitement, camaraderie, and passion. Bringing strong passionate sponsors together with a race as historic as the Bayview Mackinac Race is a win, win.
As always, the MRA is aware of the increasing cost and the impact on our participants. We do keep this front of mind. The MRA is doing all that is possible to keep this world class event - Affordable Fun!
Please Register NOW!!
2020 Race Chair