Every year, Detroit’s Bayview Yacht Club hosts the longest freshwater yacht race in the world, the Annual Bayview Mackinac Race!
Started in 1924, this is a fantastic race that is almost 100 years old.
Typically, over 250 racing yachts participate in this event.
People who have completed over 50 races are called “Grand Rams.”
Whether you’re a participant or a spectator, this legendary race is always a fun time! Come out to downtown Port Huron and check it out!
All competitors will sail on the 204 nautical miles (235 statute miles) Shore Course along the Michigan shoreline heading west to the Mackinac Island Finish Line. Boats that in previous years would sailed on the Cove Island Course will compete for the J.L. Hudson Trophy and the Canadian Club Classic Trophy will be awarded to the overall winner of the Shore Course. The Corinthian Trophy will go to the boat with the best corrected time in seconds per mile on either course with an all-amateur crew.
The awards ceremony and party will take place at Woodfill Park on Mackinac Island, located at the foot of the hill leading to Grand Hotel.
Sailing fans around the world can track individual boats or the entire fleet on the official race website through GPS tracking devices on each boat provided by YB Tracking.
What: 98th annual Bayview Mackinac Race
When: Saturday, July 16, 2022
Where: Starting point is Port Huron Yacht Club (212 Quay Street, Port Huron, Michigan)