2018 Mackinac Races
2018 Mackinac Island Yacht Club Regatta Schedule
ALL PARTICIPATING BOATS ARE REQUESTED TO SECURE A 2018 PHRF RATING (PERFORMANCE HANDICAP RACING FACTOR RATING).
If the boat has previously been given a PHRF rating, all that is required is to renew the certificate for 2018. If the boat has not secured a PHRF as yet, you are requested to secure an initial rating. Both renewals and initial issuances of ratings are done through the Lake Huron PHRF Association, the designated certifying body for Mackinac Island Yacht Club races. There is no charge to secure your original or renew your PHRF rating.
If a boat has a current PHRF rating from another certifying association, it will be honored.
The Lake Huron PHRF web site and link to secure a new rating or renew your your rating is: www.lhphrf.com. The list of vessel ratings will be emailed to you, including your rating.
Once you have secured your 2018 PHRF rating, please email to Laura Eiseler at Mackinac Island Yacht Club - firstname.lastname@example.org
Come out and join us for a great 2018 sailing season!
Mackinac Island Yacht Club Regatta Committee
David Rowe - Chair
This annual race, sponsored by the Pink Pony and Chippewa Hotel, is open to all sailboats as a jib and main event. This is a fun, family event with a cabin plaque awarded to all boats. There is no entry fee. The party and awards ceremony will be held at Mackinac Island Yacht Club immediately after the race.
MIYC will be hosting the Eleventh Annual Chicago Mac Race Week - Round the Island Race. This regatta will always be on Wednesday following the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. The race is open to all sailboats in the Chicago Mac Race and all boats in the Mackinac area.
Immediately following the race, the awards ceremony and party will be held at Mackinac Island Yacht Club with food, drinks, and lots of fun. Prizes include brag flags and keeper trophies. The Madigan Trophy is awarded to first in fleet.
The entry fee of $60 will include registration and tickets for the family and crew party.
WHO: Sailboats in the Mackinac area of all classes and racers participating in the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac
WHERE: The Course: Start near the East Breakwater, leaving the island to port. Finish is between Windermere Point and the Round Island Lighthouse (identical to the Chicago Mac finish).
WHEN: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 1:00 PM EDT Warning Signal. The race will typically take 1.5 to 2.5 hours
HOW: Enter through the registration website (to be added shortly)
ENTRY FEE: $60 (includes 8 party tickets, extra tickets for $8 per person, children under 12 free)
DOCKAGE: Free dockage for participants at the Starline Ferry dock on the evenings of July 24 and 25 (courtesy of Starline Mackinac Island Ferry).
PRIZES: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes awarded for each section Prizes include a brag flag and keeper trophy. The Madigan Trophy will be awarded to 1st in fleet for the offshore monohull class.
SOCIAL: Awards and party at the Mackinac Island Yacht Club shortly after the race. (Approx. 3:30 PM EDT) Keg beer, wine, soft drinks, food camaraderie, sea stories, family fun.
The annual Horns Bar Labor Day Regatta takes racers through the round the Island course. It is a fun event open to sailboats of all classes. There is no entry fee. The awards ceremony and party will be held immediately following the race at Mackinac Island Yacht Club, courtesy of Steve and Patti Ann Moskwa, owners of Horns Bar and the Yankee Rebel. All participants will receive a cabin plaque.
The first in fleet winner will be awarded the “Andy Kiener Memorial Trophy."
2017 Race Results
11 boats entered
First Place - "Yahoo" - Tim McCleery
Second Place - "Nova" - Norm Bauman
Third Place - "50 Free" - Dave Berger