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Sit outside and have a drink on one of their blue adirondack chairs. The only place in town to have a drink on the water.

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Construction to begin on new Pentwater Yacht Club building.

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PENTWATER — Founded in 1935, Pentwater Yacht Club (PYC) has inhabited a century-old building for its 86-year history.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 13, the process to replace the aging structure will begin. The new building will be located at the same address, 205 S. Dover St.

Rockford Construction, based in Grand Rapids, will lead the removal and construction process.

Designed by Rockford with input from members, the new building will capture the spirit of PYC’s history and meet the needs of the club’s various summer events.

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The new design of the new building.

“As PYC moves onto our next chapter, we all agree on one thing, we love who we are — our PYC culture, our history, and the unique experience of enjoying Pentwater. We are thrilled to welcome members and friends to our new home in June 2022,” said Commodore Russ Cross.

Pentwater Yacht Club is a 600-member organization that provides a relaxed environment for fun on the water, in the clubhouse, and on the deck. The location below Pentwater’s Village Green affords great westerly views of Pentwater Lake and down the channel to Lake Michigan.

Each year, PYC promotes and improves sailing, boating and associated sports; offers excellent dining and social activities; provides an atmosphere of good fellowship; and sponsors activities for the youth of the community.

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Pentwater, MI | N 43° 46.775' / W 086° 26.096'

205 South Dover St.

Pentwater, MI 49449

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The most boats ever will compete in the 100th Bayview Yacht Club race to Mackinac Island

Billed on its website as the “world’s longest continuously run long-distance freshwater yacht race,” the 100th Bayview Mackinac Race is set to start Saturday.

A record-setting 334 boats have registered for the 100 th year of the race, shattering the record of 316 in 1985 and a huge contrast compared with the 200 boats that raced last year, said David Stoyka, spokesman for the Bayview Yacht Club, which puts on the race.

Bayview Yacht Club says boats start leaving the Black River in Port Huron around 8 a.m. on race day and will continue leaving until around noon. From the Black River, they will proceed up the St. Clair River, under the Blue Water Bridge, into Lake Huron.

The first scheduled start time in Lake Huron is 11:30 a.m., with starts every 10 minutes until approximately 1:30 p.m. The starts may be delayed due to weather conditions.

This year, for the 100 th running, the race will follow the original 1925 route and span 204 nautical miles. From the starting point, the boats will head north along the Michigan shoreline, passing south of Bois Blanc Island, sailing west to east at the finish line between Round Island and Mackinac Island, organizers said.

The range of boats are expected to finish in between 30 and 60 hours.

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Teams at all skill levels have entered the race, which draws competitors from around the world.  The highly skilled racers know they will cross the bow of competitors within inches. Still, there's always risk of a crash with the slightest miscalculation.

"Everybody recognizes this is super intense," said champion sailor  Tim Prophit , 65, of St. Clair Shores, past commodore of Bayview Yacht Club and owner of Fast Tango, a North American 40 sailboat.

The teams are vying for trophies and flags to show their accomplishments.

The J.L. Hudson Trophy is awarded to the boat with the best corrected time in Division I, and the Canadian Club Classic Trophy is awarded to the boat with the best corrected time in Division II.

How can spectators follow the race?

Spectators may visit bycmack.com during the race and click on “RaceTracking” link to watch real-time GPS positioning of all the race boats, or on your mobile device download the free app YB Races and select the current race.

Boats will start arriving at Mackinac Island on Sunday afternoon and continue until Monday evening, all dependent upon the wind.

Finishes can be seen from Windermere Point on Mackinac Island at the south end of Main Street.

Sailors who have completed 25 Bayview Mackinac Races are called “Old Goats,” according to the club, while those who have completed 50 are called “Grand Rams.” 

"Double Goats" are sailors who have completed 25 Bayview Mackinac Races and 25 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Races. This year’s Chicago to Mackinac race encountered strong winds in Lake Michigan , snapping some boats’ masts and tossing one sailor overboard. No one was hurt.

Volunteers who have served for 15 years on the Race Committee are honored with the title “Old Forts,” as designated by the Race Committee.

This story includes material from a staff report by former Free Press reporter Phoebe Wall Howard and from the Bayview Yacht Club.

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Whether it is a cocktail hour buffet on a special occasion or a meal with friends, our members give high marks for our cuisine and service with a smile. 

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Tues, - Sat. 11 am -2 pm

Sunday: 10 am to 7 pm

Monday: Monday Night Dinners 6:30 p.m.

Tues. - Sat, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sunday 10 am - 7  pm

Monday 5 pm - 11 pm

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Chicago to Mackinac competition turns into downwind drag race

  • Updated: Jul. 13, 2024, 10:39 p.m.
  • | Published: Jul. 13, 2024, 10:27 p.m.

Chicago Yacht Club to Mackinac

The 115th Chicago Yacht Club to Mackinac Race is this weekend. The Cruising Division got underway on Friday. Photo provided by Barry Butler, CYC Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust Barry Butler, CYC Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust

The fast conditions that were forecast are coming true as the 115th Chicago Yacht Club to Mackinac sailboat competition has turned into a downwind drag race.

About 250 boats are competing. The Cruising Division left Chicago on Friday and the Racing Division left around lunchtime today. The online tracker shows the two groups flying northward up the Lake Michigan course.

“The Racing Division continues to accelerate and we’re now seeing mid-teen speeds from the faster boats which are now nearly catching the Cruising Division,” race staff said. “Look for sustained boat speeds overnight ... this is the fast race that was forecast!”

“The 250 boats underway are enjoying a ‘magic carpet ride’ thanks to the southerly, downwind sailing conditions that will carry them to up Mackinac Island, Mich., over the next 24 - 48 hours.”

These wind conditions mean many of the larger boats are averaging 10 to 15 knots as they head north. The boats are going so fast, some of them are expected to reach Mackinac Island by Sunday afternoon.

But first, the sailboat crews may have some severe weather to battle. Radar shows t he first of three storm systems approaching Michigan will cross the big lake tonight. Perhaps in preparation for this - or perhaps because of the wind direction - some of the boats appear to be heading over to the lake’s Michigan shoreline to hug that track a little closer.

The race stretches 333 miles from Chicago to Mackinac Island. This year, 2,200 sailors are on board - and about 20% are first-timers to the race known as America’s Offshore Challenge. The race is heralded as the longest freshwater sailing race in the world.

The race record is 23 hours, 30 minutes, 34 seconds and was set in 2002 by Roy Disney’s Pyewacket , a Reichel Pugh 75.

“Although early and as we know anything can – and usually does – happen on Lake Michigan, if this pace continues, we are currently on track for the 115th Race to Mackinac to be one of our fastest,” said Winn Soldani, chair of the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust.

Chicago to Mackinac race

The Racing Division of the 115th Chicago Yacht Club to Mackinac race got underway Saturday. Photo provided by Barry Butler, Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust. Barry Butler, Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust.

You can check the progress as the competition tracks up the spine of Lake Michigan. Each entry is equipped with a satellite tracker that sends information on speed, location and direction every 15 minutes.  This race tracker gives you a color-coded map .

The race starts near Chicago’s Navy Pier, heads up Lake Michigan, rounds the top of The Mitten and sails under the Mackinac Bridge before approaching the finish line near the Round Island Lighthouse alongside Mackinac Island.

And once the boat crews step onto Mackinac Island, it’s party time.

Many of the boats will post individual updates, photos and videos during the race. You can follow the race on social media:  #CYCRTM

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