Bayview to Mackinac Island Race 2017

Congratulations to the skipper and crew of "Kazuri” a Benetau 36 owned and skippered by Stuart Bletcher of the Midland Bay Sailing Club. Crew Members were Daryl Baxter, Jeff Brook, Dan Jones, Ted Jacob, Jorge Gomez, Tim Marsden, and Jim Coffin.

Kajuri finished 5th in their class of 12 Benetau 36’s. The course was the offshore Cove Island course (just off Tobermory on Lake Huron). After rounding the marker at Cove Island they were sitting in second place but were confronted with thunder and lightning storms so reduced their sails. Facing 10 foot waves, they would surf down the waves recording speeds of over 14.6 knots. Many records were broken and it was recorded as the fastest Mac race ever.

Bearing in mind the stiff competition from the fleet of American boats, Kazuri represented our Club extremely well and our Club should be very proud of their accomplishment. Well done!