Mackinac Island, MI (July 21, 2015) – More than 5,000 people gathered on the grounds of Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel today to celebrate the fast finish of Bayview Yacht Club’s Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, which started Saturday, July 18, from Port Huron. Out of 250 registered boats, 244 actually started, and seven boats did not finish, making the total count for boats completing the race 237.
According to Chairman Peter Wenzler, who sailed aboard Bill Alcott’s (St. Claire Shores, Mich.) 65 footer Equation, a “white squall” hit the fleet shortly after the start, making a whole lot of wind out of what started as a light downwind breeze.
While some spi…
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