2015 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race updates
Sixty Boats Registered!
Twelve First Time Entrants
Registration for the 2015 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race is off to an exciting start, with sixty boats already signed up, and twelve first time entrants, including two Melges 24’s that are eligible due to the revised Safety Requirements and Recommendations that are outlined below. Make sure to register today at bycmack.com
PHRF Certificate Applications Now Open
DRYA Now Accepting Applications
All monohull ratings for the 2015 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race will be issued by the Detroit Regional Yacht-racing Association (DRYA). DRYA is now accepting applications for 2015 PHRF Certifcates.
Don’t upload the wrong Insurance Certificate + Valid Crew List
When registering for the 2015 Bell’s Bayview Mackinac Race, you will be asked to submit a certificate of insurance. Please make sure that the certificate you upload provides proof of coverage for the period of time that covers the Race! Your registration will not be complete until submitting a valid certificate of insurance. Moreover, please make sure that when your crew completes it’s portion of the registration requirements, that all information provided is accurate and current. Again, any entrants without accurate and current crew information will not be allowed to race.
Exciting useds Forthcoming
Please stay tuned for both useds regarding a one day Safety at Sea Seminar to be hosted by Bayview in March or April, as well as the unveiling of the official shirt of the 2015 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race! 2015 Safety Requirements and Recommendations Now Available The Safety Requirements and Recommendations (SRR) for the 2015 Bell’s Bayview Mackinac Race are now published. They can be found here for monohulls and here for multihulls. used for 2015: Crew members on boats less than 30′ which do not fully satisfy the Lifeline requirements will be required to tether to the boat at all times while not in cabin. (think Melges 24, Cal 25) All PFDs shall be equipped with a whistle and waterproof light. (In addition to marine-grade retro-reflective material and being marked with the name of the boat/wearer) Permanently installed VHF radios shall have masthead mounted antenna of at least 15″ in length, a co-axial feeder cable with no less than 50% power loss, shall be DSC capable, be connected to or have internal GPS and have the MMSI number (unique to the boat) programmed into the VHF. Please contact the Race Chairman at email@example.com with any questions.
Mackinac Race Weather Seminar
Sign Up Now
On Saturday, March 21, Bayview will be hosting Mark Thornton for his presentation and seminar “Preparing Your Mac Forecast: A Workshop For Sailors.” You may recall Mark hosted a weather seminar at Bayview last year as well as last year’s pre-race weather briefing in Port Huron. used for 2015, Mark’s seminar will focus entirely on forecasting for the Bell’s Bayview
Mackinac Race. Mark’s seminars are user friendly, informative, and extremely detailed. Anyone who is serious about wanting to win the Mackinac Race will not want to miss out. Make sure to sign up quickly, as space is limited.
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