Sponsored by: McLaren Port Huron

Saturday is race day in Port Huron as the 2019 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Sailboat Race gets underway. 220 boats are registered to compete in the yearly event. This is the 95th year that the race has been held and this year the race will feature one of the longest boats to ever to compete. Whitehawk is a 104 foot ketch style boat. The first boats will begin at 11:30AM Saturday with the last starting time at 1:50 PM. Many of the larger boats take off last, but the 104 foot Whitehawk will actually be one of the first to set sail with class K at 11:40AM. The start will be just north of the Blue Water Bridge. Also competing will be a boat called Warrior Sailing whose entire crew are military veterans. Several boats from our area are also slated to make the trip to Mackinac Island. For more information on anything about the race, including a great tracking app visit the Bayview Yacht Club’s website.