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Bell’s Beer 91st Consecutive Bayview Mackinac Race - Changes Promise an Enhanced Racing Experience
DETROIT, MICH. (January 26, 2015) – Significant changes have been made to the 91st 2015 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race in order to enhance the race experience, and by the looks of it, sailors are embracing them wholeheartedly. With registration having opened a month earlier than last year, more than 85 teams have entered. The event, which last year accommodated 226 boats, starts Saturday, July 18 on Lake Huron and is hosted by Bayview Yacht Club, which notably celebrates its 100th Anniversary this year.

“Not only are there 72 more boats signed up than at this time last year but also better than 20% of the fleet are first-time participants,” said Race Chairman Peter Wenzler. “The focus this year is on putting our best foot forward to have the highest-quality event during our Centennial; however, there are no gimmicks…the goal is simply to provide the best race, best parties and best awards.”

Wenzler added that sponsorship by Bell’s Beer Brewery has made it possible to keep the entry fee the same as last year ($14/foot) and the parties lively with awesome bands, sound systems, food and libations, but the changes start with the setting of a “speed limit” for participation on the Shore Course, the shorter of the event’s two courses, which follows the Michigan shoreline and covers 204 nautical miles (235 statute miles).

For the NOR go to www.bycmack.com and click the "Documents/Forms" tab.
To register, visit www.bycmack.com

Joining Bell’s Beer in sponsoring the 2015 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race is Grand Hotel-Mackinac Island Michigan, Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Frankenmuth Insurance/Aiken Shores Insurance Agency, and Bayview Yacht Club Foundation.

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