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Forwarded on behalf on the Mackinac Island Yacht Club. . .
Ahoy Sailors and Friends:

Just because there is a foot or two of ice on the Mackinac Straits does not mean we can’t be enthused about talking about sailing already.  Mackinac Island Yacht Club  has developed a great array of races this summer open to all sailboats. The schedule of  races are intended to pro
vide  skippers, crew, families, and  supporters some real sailing fun!  
The 2015 yacht racing schedule is as follows:
July 5, 2015 - Pink Pony 4th of July Race

This annual race, sponsored by the Pink Pony and Chippewa Hotel, is open to all sailboats as a jib and main event.  This is a fun, family event with a  cabin plaque awarded to all boats.   There is no entry fee.  The party and awards ceremony will be held at Mackinac Island Yacht Club immediately after the race.  All participants will receive a plaque.  

July 15, 2015 - Chicago Mac  Race Week - Round the Island Race

MIYC will be hosting the Eighth Annual Chicago Mac  Race Week - Round the Island Race.   This regatta will always be on Wednesday following the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac.   The race is open to all sailboats in the Chicago Mac Race and all boats in the Mackinac area.

The first warning signal will be at 1:00 EDT.  The start line will be near the East Breakwall, rounding the Island to port, finishing directly south of the Mackinac Island Harbor.  Immediately following the race, the awards ceremony  and party will be held at Mackinac Island Yacht Club with food, drinks, and lots of fun.  Prizes include brag flags and keeper trophies.  The Madigan Trophy is awarded to first in fleet.
FREE dockage will be provided for participants courtesy of  Arnold Transit Co. dock for the evening of July 15. 

The entry fee of $60 will include registration and tickets for the family and crew party.
Attached is  the race poster.  To learn more and to sign up, go to 

August 8, 2015 - Mission Point Mac to Mac Regatta
This  race is the first of what will be an annual regatta  sponsored by Mission Point Resort.   This  race course will be a fun venue, racing from the Mackinac Island Harbor, to the Mackinac Bridge and back.   Mission Point will be providing a great party and awards ceremony following the race at “The Bistro”, on the grounds of Mission Point.

The first warning gun will be at 1:00 PM EDT.   The party and awards will be immediately following the race.  There is no entry fee.
September 6, 2015 - Horns Bar Labor Day Regatta 

The annual Horns Bar Labor Day Regatta takes racers through the round the Island course.   It is a fun event open to sailboats of all classes.  There is no entry fee.  The awards ceremony and party will be held immediately following the race at Mackinac Island Yacht Club, courtesy of Steve and Patti Ann Moskwa, owners of Horns Bar and the Yankee Rebel.   All participants will receive a cabin plaque.

The first in fleet winner will be awarded the “Andy Kiener Memorial Trophy”.
PHRF Certificates
For all boats that do not have a current PHRF (Performance Handicap Racing Factor) Rating,  you are encouraged to secure a certificate. The Lake Huron PHRF Association is the designated certifying body.  However, if a boat has a current PHRF certification from another certifying association, it will be honored.

The Lake Huron PHRF web site and link is:     
The cost for securing the certificate is $40.  The certificate will be renewed for free every year thereafter, as long as no changes have been made to the boat or sails, and the request is made by April 1.  IF YOU DO HAVE A CURRENT PHRF CERTIFICATE, INSURE YOU COMPLETE YOUR REQUEST FOR RENEWAL BEFORE APRIL 1 TO WAIVE ANY RENEWAL FEES.

To learn more about the 2015 racing schedule, go to:
We are looking forward to a successful and fun 2015 sailing season.
Mackinac Island Yacht Club Regatta Committee
Jeff Dupre,    Mike Gidley,    Andy Kiener, Jr,    Warren Levins,    Dave Rowe     

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