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2017 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race – July 22 – 25, 2017

2016 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race

The Bayview Mackinac Race – which will begin on Saturday, July 22, 2017 – is recognized as one of the most challenging freshwater boat races in the world. Join the excitement of the Port Huron to Mackinac Race as boat racers sail Michigan’s Great Lakes to reach their final destination, Mackinac Island. It’s all Pure Michigan from start to finish!

Bayview Mackinac Race Quicklinks:

Online Race Tracking – 2017
Bayview Yacht Club – Race to Mackinac Facebook Page
Follow Via Twitter
Bayview Yacht Club Website

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In the nine decades that the Bayview Mackinac Race has been sailed, much has happened. Wars, economic depressions, and other significant events have transpired, yet the Race has gone on. In fact, President Franklin D. Roosevelt wired a message to Bayview during World War II when word reached the White House that the Club was considering canceling the race. That message read: “Sail your race.” Even then, it was clear that this race was and is important for sailors and for the State of Michigan. Bayview did sail the Mackinac Race that year, and has done so every single year since the first Bayview Mackinac Race in 1925, making it the longest consecutively run freshwater race in the world. This year’s race starts on July 22, 2017.

In its own way, the Bayview Mackinac race has become a vital part of Great Lakes history, Michigan history, and sailing history.

Celebrate the start of the race in Port Huron. Then follow the course of the Port Huron to Mackinac Race as they head north along the shores of Michigan’s eastern coast. Join the festivities at the finish line on Mackinac Island. Where the hospitality and celebration is always second to none.

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Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race Page On Facebook.

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Tuesday October 17th, 2017 - 12:50 pm

Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race

Il Mostro has finished! They are holding off on posting a finish time until they hear from the WSSR commissioners on-site on Mackinac Island.It's a finish!!! We are going to hold off on posting a finish time until we hear from the WSSR commissioners on site on Mackinac Island. ... See MoreSee Less

Il Mostro has finished! They are holding off on posting a finish time until they hear from the WSSR commissioners on-site on Mackinac Island.

Tuesday October 17th, 2017 - 12:40 pm

Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race

Il Mostro is going for the record from Chicago to Mackinac Island "ChiMaw".
Photos are Il Mostro passing under the Mackinac Bridge

From the Il Mostro Facebook Page - "Il Mostro started yesterday at 17:39:57 CDT. Pyewacket's monohull record is 23 hours, 30 minutes, so to beat that, Il Mostro has to finish before 17:09:57 CDT. Stars & Stripes' multihull record is 18 hours, 50 minutes, 32 seconds; to beat that record, Il Mostro would have to finish by 12:30:29 CDT today. Rough math."Passing under the Mighty Mac at 1120 am CDT!
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Il Mostro is going for the record from Chicago to Mackinac Island ChiMaw. 
Photos are Il Mostro passing under the Mackinac Bridge 

From the Il Mostro Facebook Page - Il Mostro started yesterday at 17:39:57 CDT. Pyewackets monohull record is 23 hours, 30 minutes, so to beat that, Il Mostro has to finish before 17:09:57 CDT. Stars & Stripes multihull record is 18 hours, 50 minutes, 32 seconds; to beat that record, Il Mostro would have to finish by 12:30:29 CDT today. Rough math.

Comment on Facebook

They are going to make it.

Congratulations!

Mission accomplished! Congratulations!

Great ride! Great job! Congrats! ⛵️

Nice work boys!!

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Monday October 16th, 2017 - 8:50 pm

Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race

They are off!And they’re off..... 17:39:57 start time reported by the WSSR Commissioner monitoring the start. Follow Il Mostro’s attempt at the record for Chicago to Mackinac via YB Tracking: yb.tl/ilmostro2017 ... See MoreSee Less

They are off!

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From Il Mostro Racings Facebook Page "Il Mostro started yesterday at 17:39:57 CDT. Pyewacket's monohull record is 23 hours, 30 minutes, so to beat that, Il Mostro has to finish before 17:09:57 CDT. Stars & Stripes' multihull record is 18 hours, 50 minutes, 32 seconds; to beat that record, Il Mostro would have to finish by 12:30:29 CDT today."

I'm curious what the record is. Does anyone know?

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Chippewa Hotel – Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race – Photo Gallery (Click on photo for slideshow view)
 
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Wednesday July 26th, 2017 - 2:09 pm

Chippewa Hotel Waterfront - Mackinac Island, Michigan

Photo highlights from the Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race this week. This year's event was the 93rd annual sailboat race from Port Huron to Mackinac Island. Over 200 boats participated, and good winds enabled a quick finish. The island was busy with sailors and visitors. We had a full house, and of course Pink Pony was "yachts of fun!" Great to see everyone again! ... See MoreSee Less

Photo highlights from the Bells Beer Bayview Mackinac Race this week. This years event was the 93rd annual sailboat race from Port Huron to Mackinac Island. Over 200 boats participated, and good winds enabled a quick finish. The island was busy with sailors and visitors. We had a full house, and of course Pink Pony was yachts of fun! Great to see everyone again!

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