2018 Mackinac Races

July 21, 2018 - Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac

More information on the Chicago to Mackinac race...




2018 Mackinac Island Yacht Club Regatta Schedule


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 - staff@miyachtclub.com

Come out and join us for a great 2018 sailing season!

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Regatta Committee

Jeff Dupre
Andy Kiener
Warren Levins
Jim Sugrue
David Rowe - Chair

July 3, 2018 – 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.


July 25, 2018 - Chicago Mac Week - Round the Island Race

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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.


August 11, 2018 - Mission Point Mac to Mac Regatta

You are invited to participate in the "Mission Point Mac to Mac Regatta" to be held Saturday, August 11, 2018 . This race is an annual regatta co-sponsored by Mission Point Resort and Mackinac Island Yacht Club and open to all sailboats. 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. The party and awards ceremony will be held at The Bistro on the Greens at Mission Point Resort immediately following the race.

September 1, 2018 - 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."


2018 Round the Island Race

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2017 Race Results

Pink Pony Fourth of July Race - July 3, 2017

11 boats entered
First Place - "Yahoo" - Tim McCleery
Second Place - "Nova" - Norm Bauman
Third Place - "50 Free" - Dave Berger

View more details.

Chicago Mac Week - Round the Island Race - July 19, 2017
6 boats entered
First Place - "Providence" - Greg Miarecki
Second Place - "Toa" - Jim Mitchell
Third Place - "Windermere" - Mark Chambers


Mission Point Resort Mac to Mac Race - August 12, 2017
9 boats entered
First Place - "Killarney" - Brent Murphy
Second Place - "Wild Honey" - David Rowe
Third Place - "Yahoo" - Tim McCleery
Horns Bar Labor Day Regatta - September 2, 2017
12 boats entered
First Place - "50 Free" - Dave Berger
Second Place - "Morning Sky" - Chuck Saur
Third Place - "Turn the Page" - Larry Walters
View the Labor Day Regatta Results.


Racing at Mackinac
Racing at Mackinac


Racing at Mackinac
Racing at Mackinac