Bayview Yacht Race
Bayview Mackinac Race
2018 Race Registration is Open!
July 14, 2018, marks the 95th consecutive running of the Bayview Mackinac Race, the world’s longest continuously run long distance freshwater yacht race.
Over 215 boats in 16 different classes will race either the Shore Course along the or the Cove Island Course to Mackinac Island.
Since the first Mackinac Race in 1925, Bayview Yacht Club has hosted this spectacular annual freshwater event which has attracted intrepid sailors from around the globe. The first fleet of only nine boats was battered by strong winds and only three finished. Today, Bayview hosts more than two hundred fifty racing yachts for the annual trek from Port Huron to Mackinac Island. Whether sailing the traditional shore course or the longer Cove Island or South Hampton course, it is an exciting and challenging adventure and sailors must face every conceivable type of challenge Mother Nature can present. From big waves and high wind to black flies and intolerable heat, the sailors press on to finish yet another Mackinac Race.
For more information, click here (enter Bay View Yacht Club website for the race)