Races

2017 Mackinac Island Yacht Club Regatta Schedule


Download the 2017 race flyer.

July 3, 2017 – The Pink Pony Fourth of July Sailboat Race

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. All participants will receive a plaque.

 


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July 19, 2017 – Round the Island Race

Learn more and register online.

MIYC will be hosting the Tenth 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 19, 2017 - 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 18 and 19 (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

 

August 12, 2017 - Mission Point Mac to Mac Regatta

You are invited to participate in the "Mission Point Mac to Mac Regatta" to be held Saturday, August 12, 2017. This race is an annual regatta sponsored by Mission Point Resort and Mackinac Island Yacht Club. The race course will be a 12.5 miles out and back, racing from the east break wall in Mackinac Island Harbor to the Mackinac Bridge. The turning mark will be the green buoy 0.3 nautical miles west of the Mackinac Bridge. The finish line will be in the harbor directly across from Mackinac Island Yacht Club.

September 2, 2017 - Horns Bar Labor Day Regatta

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."

View the Labor Day Regatta Results.

 

 

2017 Mackinac Races

July 15, 2017 - Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac

More information on the Chicago to Mackinac race...

 

July 22, 2017 - Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race

More information on the 2017 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac race...

 

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2016 Race Results

Pink Pony Fourth of July Race - July 3, 2016

12 boats entered
First Place - "Jib Dance" - Robert Bemben
Second Place - "Dragonfly" - Steve Sjogren
Third Place - "Morning Star" - Chuck Saur

Chicago Mac Week - Round the Island Race - July 27, 2016

16 boats entered
Section I:
First Place - "Nova" - Norm Bauman
Second Place - "50 Free" - Dave Berger

Section II:
First Place - "Liberty" - Ray Douglas
Second Place - "Talisman" - Stan Mehaffey
Third Place - "Terminal Velocity" - Gene McCarthy

Mission Point Resort Mac to Mac Race - August 14, 2016

10 boats entered
First Place - "Turn The Page" - Larry Walters
Second Place - "50 Free" - Dave Berger
Third Place - "Wild Honey" - David Rowe

Horns Bar Labor Day Regatta - September 3, 2016

12 boats entered
First Place - "Turn The Page" - Larry Walters
Second Place - "Family Dock" - Mark Neumann
Third Place - "Ginger Kay" - Dick Lappin

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