2021 Mackinac Races
2021 Mackinac Island Yacht Club Regatta Schedule
Races will be administered under the Mackinac Island Yacht Club COVID 19 Guidelines. Guidelines will be explained in detail at the Skippers Meetings before each race.
ALL PARTICIPATING BOATS ARE REQUESTED TO SECURE A 2021 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 2021. 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 2021 PHRF rating, please email to Hannah at Mackinac Island Yacht Club - firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants will receive a cabin plaque. Nine brag flags will be awarded. The first three race finishes in the fleet will receive a brag flag and the first three in both of the sections will also receive one.
Come out and join us for a great 2021 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 14th 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.
There is no fee for the 2021 race.
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 21, 2021 - 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: No entry fee.
DOCKAGE: Free dockage for participants at the Starline Ferry dock on the evenings of July 20 and 21 (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.
WHO: Sailboats in the Mackinac area of all classes
WHEN: August 14, 2021, 1:00 pm, First Warning Signal
COURSE: Race starts east of Mackinac Island harbor, proceeds under the Mackinac Bridge, around turning mark west of bridge, and returns to finish line in front of Mackinac Island harbor. 12.5 miles. (Sailing instructions will be provided.)
SKIPPER AND CREW MEETING: 12:00 pm noon on Saturday, August 14 at Mackinac Island Yacht Club. No sign-up or entry fee. Just show up at the meeting!
PRIZES: First in fleet prize award, includes a keeper trophy
SOCIAL: Awards and party immediately after race at the Bistro on the Greens at Mission Point
SPONSORED BY MACKINAC ISLAND YACHT CLUB AND MISSION POINT RESORT
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."
2019 Race Results