2017 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race Updates

Monday, 20 March 2017


From the Chairperson- From the MRA -

There are a lot of good things happening so let's get started!

Registration for the 2017 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race continues to tick upward: 83 boats registered total as of this time/date - 50 for Cove Island, 33 for Shore course. Don't forget to register if you haven't already done so. As an added incentive, Offshore Racing Association (ORA) has announced an initiative for the first ten boats that register for both CYC's Race to Mackinac (sailed under ORR) and the Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race Shore course (sailed under ORR-EZ) - the first five boats to register for both races will be reimbursed for their ORR-EZ certificate cost 100%, the second five boats to register for both races will receive a 50% refund of the ORR-EZ certificate cost. Thank you to the ORA for this special offer. Take advantage of it at your earliest opportunity.

Bell's Brewery has signed on as the title sponsor again this year. We are excited about that and are already in the planning stages of the Bell's Beer Oasis tent in Port Huron which will be open Thursday and Friday, July 20 & 21st. 

Also, we are pleased to announce a sponsorship deal with Gill supported by Coral Reef Sailing Apparel who will be the official merchandiser for the Race. Official Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race gear can be found on our website, www.bycmack.com, and will be available for sale in Port Huron and Mackinac Island at the Grand Hotel and the Island Awards Party.

This year, the Shore course will have its own USCG Auxiliary vessel following the fleet up the course to the Island! The Rachel M is a 39 ft. sailing vessel who will be crewed by officers of the USCG Auxiliary and will work in coordination with the USCG cutter that follows the Cove Island fleet. Unlike the participants racing up the course, the Rachel M will have the capacity to proceed under engine power should the need arise.

Super Mac 2017 may be just around the corner. At least 10 boats have indicated an interest but we'd like about 15 boats for a firm commitment. As that race starts in Chicago, please let the CYC Race to Mackinac Chairman, Don Maxwell, know at your earliest convenience should you be interested in participating (don.maxwell@cycracetomackinac.com).

 

 

 

 

2017 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race Updates

From the Chairperson- From the MRA -

There are a lot of good things happening so let's get started!

Registration for the 2017 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race continues to tick upward: 83 boats registered total as of this time/date - 50 for Cove Island, 33 for Shore course. Don't forget to register if you haven't already done so. As an added incentive, Offshore Racing Association (ORA) has announced an initiative for the first ten boats that register for both CYC's Race to Mackinac (sailed under ORR) and the Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race Shore course (sailed under ORR-EZ) - the first five boats to register for both races will be reimbursed for their ORR-EZ certificate cost 100%, the second five boats to register for both races will receive a 50% refund of the ORR-EZ certificate cost. Thank you to the ORA for this special offer. Take advantage of it at your earliest opportunity.

Bell's Brewery has signed on as the title sponsor again this year. We are excited about that and are already in the planning stages of the Bell's Beer Oasis tent in Port Huron which will be open Thursday and Friday, July 20 & 21st. 

Also, we are pleased to announce a sponsorship deal with Gill supported by Coral Reef Sailing Apparel who will be the official merchandiser for the Race. Official Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race gear can be found on our website, www.bycmack.com, and will be available for sale in Port Huron and Mackinac Island at the Grand Hotel and the Island Awards Party.

This year, the Shore course will have its own USCG Auxiliary vessel following the fleet up the course to the Island! The Rachel M is a 39 ft. sailing vessel who will be crewed by officers of the USCG Auxiliary and will work in coordination with the USCG cutter that follows the Cove Island fleet. Unlike the participants racing up the course, the Rachel M will have the capacity to proceed under engine power should the need arise.

Super Mac 2017 may be just around the corner. At least 10 boats have indicated an interest but we'd like about 15 boats for a firm commitment. As that race starts in Chicago, please let the CYC Race to Mackinac Chairman, Don Maxwell, know at your earliest convenience should you be interested in participating (don.maxwell@cycracetomackinac.com).

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I am pleased to announce that the Offshore Racing Association (ORA) has agreed to offer a special incentive to race on the Shore Course (GPH of 660 or higher) in the 2017 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race. The first ten boats to register with the ORA for their 2017 ORR certificate who are sailing the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac and who wish to sail the Shore Course of the Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race could receive either a free or highly discounted fee for their ORR-EZ certificate. The first five boats (1-5) to register with the ORA for both races will receive their ORR-EZ certificate for free! The next five boats (6-10) to register with the ORA for both races will receive their ORR-EZ certificate at a 50% discount of $50.  NOTE:  THE REQUEST FOR THE ORR-EZ CERTIFICATE MUST BE INCLUDED AT THE SAME TIME AS THE ORR RATING REQUEST SUBMITTAL.  FULL PAYMENT EXPECTED AT REGISTRATION WITH REIMBURSEMENT FROM ORA ONCE THE ORDER OF REGISTRATION IS DETERMINED.

 

The Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac is Saturday, July 16, 2017 and the Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race is Saturday, July 22, 2017.

 

Thank you to the Offshore Racing Authority for offering this special incentive. Time is of the essence so hurry to register today! We look forward to seeing you on Lake Huron in July!

 

Tricia Smotherman, 2017 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race Chair

 

 

 

ORR-EZ Seminar

Catch it on YouTube

 

Did you miss the March 2nd seminar on ORR-EZ?  Fear not, you can watch it on YouTube here!

Bayview Yacht Club ORR-EZ Seminar

 

Many thanks to Alan Minsterman for filming and editing this very informative session.  

 

 

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