Bayview Mac: Like No Other Race in USA:
Detroit, MI (July 14, 2016) – When it comes to send-offs for distance races, the bar is set pretty high by Bayview Yacht Club with their Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, which starts Saturday, July 16 (first class at 11:30) for 219 teams.
It begins Friday for ‘Boat Night’ when entries line up their boats along both banks of the Black River for some last-minute frolicking with friends and fans during the coinciding Blue Water Fest in Port Huron. The next morning, the fleet will motor to the starting line in a parade that passes under the Bluewater Bridge and past more fans who set up lawn chairs on the shore and cheer on their favorites.
Then, after logging either 259 or …
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Bayview Mac: Like No Other Race in USA, Editor
Yacht Club Sinks No-Women Policy:
Members of the Westerly Yacht Club (Westerly, RI) voted 310 to 82 on Wednesday (June 13) to admit women as full members after coming under scrutiny and losing business from groups who said they would not patronize the club until the policy was changed. The American Civil Liberties Union also had raised the possibility of a lawsuit. Full report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Yacht Club Sinks No-Women Policy, Editor