As hundreds of people lined the shore of Lake Huron for a glimpse of the fleet we were graced with great weather as we watched in awe of those colorful spinnakers sailing by.

PicMonkey Collage

The last of 227 boats competing in The Bells Beer Bayview Mackinac Race over the weekend came in around 10:30 pm Monday July 14th.  Reports from boaters said that it was quite the adventure racing to the finish line while chasing thermals near the shore, a night time torrential downpour, think fogs and countless more personal battles aboard.


Windquest: Credit Martin Chumiecki


Although the Windquest, an 86-foot Max Z86 owned by Doug & Dick Devos was the first to cross the line about 5:30 pm Sunday night, they took fourth overall in the Division on corrected time.



The Natalie J clutched the trophy coming as the overall Division 1 Champion

Natalie J : Winding overall Division I : Cove Island Course (Credit Martin Chumiecki)

Natalie J : Nearing The Finish Line (Credit Martin Chumiecki)


Natalie J
2014: Overall Division 1:

Cove Island Course

J. L. Hudson Trophy
Owners: Phil & Sharon O’Neil



Phil gives an great account of the trip to the finish line in the Bayview Yacht’s Club Press Release. Read More Here

A HUGE Congrats to our own PSM Family Racing!

Uplugged & Double Jeopardy


Unplugged  Owners: Tim & Kathy Clayson 5th in PHRF B Class! 27th in Division 1: Cove Island Course


Double Jeopardy Owners: Sean & Kelli Murphy












Thank you to Martin Chumiecki for some of the photo’s! Check out his work on the race here.



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