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2019 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race – July 20 – 23, 2019

2016 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race

The Bayview Mackinac Race – which will begin on Saturday, July 20, 2019 – 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 – 2019
Bayview Yacht Club – Race to Mackinac Facebook Page
Follow Via Twitter
Bayview Yacht Club Website

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In the ten 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 20, 2019.

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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Monday July 22nd, 2019 - 7:11 am

Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race

The shore course yachts are marching up the, well, shore. Looking great. I'm going to jump in my car and head to The Island. I may make a post or two from The Pony, but for now, I'm out. Cheers, all! mbc, sailing director ... See MoreSee Less

The shore course yachts are marching up the, well, shore. Looking great.  Im going to jump in my car and head to The Island.  I may make a post or two from The Pony, but for now, Im out.  Cheers, all!  mbc, sailing director

 

Comment on Facebook

Looks like Jon is still racing ( Spageeto) the orange boat at bottom.

Thank you for all of the postings!I really enjoyed them

Looked forward to your insights on the race. Thank you!

Great job on the updates, Mike! 🍻👍🏼

Love the updates!

Thank you for the updates. Have a great time!

thank you

Thank you for the fantastic updates and information. Enjoy your time with your fellow sailors!

Thanks & travel safely!

Cheers !

appreciate the updates.....

Thanks, Have Fun and Stay Safe ⛵️

Nice job Mike. Enjoyed your comments through the race!

Enjoyed your comments

Thank you for the updates!

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Monday July 22nd, 2019 - 7:03 am

Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race

Good morning. Looks like the Cove Island fleet is almost there. The next few hours will be busy for the finish crew. mbc, sailing director ... See MoreSee Less

Good morning.  Looks like the Cove Island fleet is almost there.  The next few hours will be busy for the finish crew.  mbc, sailing director

Sunday July 21st, 2019 - 10:44 pm

Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race

Comin' in hot for the Shore course. mbc, sailing director ... See MoreSee Less

Comin in hot for the Shore course.  mbc, sailing director

 

Comment on Facebook

Keep up the speed to finish Underdog

We were looking great until a discussion about safety, crew exhaustion, heat stroke,sea sickness

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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

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

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