Race Participants' Details
(Alphabetical By Yacht Name)
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Advantage
Sail #: USA 35007
Type: 1987 Beneteau First Class 12 (39.1)
Owner: John Vermeulen
Home Port: West Bloomfield, MI
Yacht Club: Detroit Yacht Club
Class: Racing

Crew Members:

Advantage, a Beneteau First Class 12 was built in 1987. She is a cruiser racer and has done numerous races on the Great Lakes, including Chicago Macks, and BYC Port Huron Macks. The boat is well constructed, weathering stormy seas; her crew is well seasoned with a newer generation on board committed to sailing.

Albacore
Sail #: USA 422
Type: 1946 S&S Pilot 33 (33)
Owner: Richard Marsh
Home Port: Beverly Hills, MI
Yacht Club: Crescent Sail Yacht Club
Class: Racing

Crew Members:

Albacore is one of the few remaining Detroit built Pilots. This will be her 74th Mackinac - she's missed only one as far as anyone can tell. She's been in the Marsh family for 63 years, with the skipper looking forward to his 55th Mackinac, two other current Old Goats on board, and the next generation Marsh's sailing his 20th and her 11th.

Angry Cupcake
Sail #: USA 25829
Type: 1978 Ranger 33 (33.17)
Owner: Bill Baisden
Home Port: St Clair Shores, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Cruising

Crew Members:

Belle Bete
Sail #: USA 26710
Type: 2007 Beneteau 523 Oceanis (52)
Owner: Dane Christy
Home Port: Walloon Lake, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview YC
Class: Cruising

Crew Members:
Jacob Christy; Libby Teborek; Dane Christy; Mark Teborek;

We are back... only with a little more senior comfort this time. Belle Bete comes to us from New York and she is ready to race, gentleman style. This years crew is a true family affair with our kids, old friends, and maybe even an old wife and new grandson!

Blackhawk
Sail #: USA 32478
Type: 1984 J/35 (35)
Owner: Tim & Amie Ross
Home Port: Detroit, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Racing

Crew Members:
Susan Mort; Amie Ross; Tim Ross; Caleb Parton; Brad Mousseau; CJayee Paratore; Kevin Dirksmeyer;

Blackhawk began it's life in lake Erie as Excalibur, she then transitioned to Muskegon as Shear Water. She has six Chicago Mac races in her history, but is going to begin another chapter with the new name BLACKHAWK, new owners, new crew and a new Mackinaw race course as she competes in her fourth BYC Mac.

In 2018, Blackhawk participated in her first J/35 North American Championship in Cheboygan, MI. On day two of the Regatta, Mr. Rod Johnstone raced with us, and he trimmed the main. If you're not familiar with his name, he is the designer and founder of J Boats. It was both a pleasure and an honor to have him racing on our boat. He shared his experience, insights and personal stories with the crew.

Break Away
Sail #: USA 26159
Type: 1979 NA 40 (39.73)
Owner: David Jankura
Home Port: Chicago, IL
Yacht Club: Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club
Class: Racing

Crew Members:

Buttercup's Revenge
Sail #: USA 30581
Type: 1982 C&C 34 (33.5)
Owner: Marianne Couch
Home Port: Ann Arbor, MI
Yacht Club:
Class: Cruising

Crew Members:
Gar Watson; Chris Kinney; Mike Thompson; Aradhna Mayalall; Nestor Voronka; Pavel Hala; Michael McCue;

California Girl
Sail #: USA 50345
Type: 1994 J/120 (40)
Owner: Robert Eger
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Shores, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Racing

Crew Members:
Gavin Webster; Ken Tanner; Mike Cowan; Shannon DiMascio; Zachariah Bowdish; Natalie Wettlaufer; Robert Eger; Sydney Eger; Graham Eger; Dougie Cowan;

Carrera
Sail #: USA 430
Type: 1997 Nelson/Marek 43 (43)
Owner: Rod Spearin
Home Port: Troy, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Racing

Crew Members:
Reid Spearin; Jeff Spearin; Rod Spearin;

Chico 2
Sail #: USA 35009
Type: 1998 1D 35 Turbo (35)
Owner: Jim Weyand
Home Port: Livonia, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Sport Boat

Crew Members:
David Bennett; Jim Weyand;

Chico 2 is excited to be part of this year's Mackinac Race. We wish for fair winds and safety for the entire fleet.

Chippewa
Sail #: USA 345
Type: 1968 Tartan 34 (34)
Owner: Bob & Pam Wall
Home Port: Algonac, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Racing

Crew Members:

Chippewa is a 1968 Sparkman and Stephens designed Tartan 34C.

It raced in a number of Mackinac races before being acquired by the Wall family in 1991. Since then, in its last 23 races, Chippewa and crew have won 24 Mackinac flags, including 8 firsts in class, 3 firsts overall, and 5 second overalls.

Skipper Pam and crew hope to better their 2nd place finish in 2015 with another white flag this year.

Courtesan
Sail #: USA 52774
Type: 1997 Farr 49 (49)
Owner: Bradford Kimmel
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Racing

Crew Members:

Looking forward to a faster race than 2018 and we plan to avoid detour passage at all costs.

Diablo
Sail #: USA 61666
Type: 2012 J111 (36.42')
Owner: Brad Kimmel / Steve Young
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Racing

Crew Members:
Michael Helm; Travis Griswold; Steven Young; Bradford Kimmel; Robert George;

Epic
Sail #: USA 35427
Type: 1996 Beneteau First 42s7 (42.5)
Owner: Ray & Winnie Adams
Home Port: West Bloomfield, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Racing

Crew Members:
Winnie Adams; Ray Adams;

Epic - Beneteau 42s7 - Owners: Ray & Winnie Adams - Both Old Goats Won Back to Back Mackinac Races in 1998, BYC Mackinac Races in 2001, 2002, 2018 and won the CYC Mackinac Race in 2012.

Fast Tango
Sail #: USA 15004
Type: 1978 NA 40 (39.73)
Owner: Tim Prophit
Home Port: St. Clair Shores, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Racing

Crew Members:

Previous Fast Tango's have won and placed in a number of Port Huron to Mac races. This Fast Tango is making it's 12th appearance (as Fast Tango) in this year's Port Huron to Mackinac race, having won our class in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2016. The crew includes several Old Goats, Double Goats, and some future Old Goats. We have a couple hundred years of combined BYC/CYC Mac experience on board. Win or lose, we'll have fun and enjoy the race. If you're a gambler, I'd bet on us though...

Freedom
Sail #: USA 84
Type: 2013 J/111 (36.42)
Owner: James Cooper
Home Port: Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Yacht Club: Grosse Pointe Sail Club
Class: Racing

Crew Members:
Scott Partridge; Nicholas Irwin; Peter Pfaff; Eric Nikesch; James Cooper; Tom Caulfield; Teddy Prokop;

We would like to see “accordion” and “acorn” used more. We feel they are under utilized words. Thank You.

FUNTECH Racing
Sail #: USA 5455
Type: 1997 J/120 (40)
Owner: Charlie Hess
Home Port: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Racing

Crew Members:
George Kriese; Charles Hess; Greg McCliment; Nick Harris; Sue Temple; Christopher Scott;

Gauntlet
Sail #: USA 52791
Type: 2004 Nelson/Marek 52 (52)
Owner: Bill Woodworth & Guy Hiestand
Home Port: Grand Rapids, MI
Yacht Club: Macatawa Bay Yacht Club
Class: Racing

Crew Members:
Doug MacNEIL; GUY HIESTAND; DENNIS SANDS; MIKE BRADLEY; STEVE SEARLES; TODD SUESS; KENNY SKAGGS; BRUCE WEATHERS; MATTHEW BEER; Andrew Doak; BILL WESTRICK; William Woodworth; CASEY MCVOY; THOMAS HAMPTON; MATT SEIFERT; WILL LIBCKE;

New boat for us last year. In our prior boat we had 5 Best on Lake Michigan's and two Chicago Mackinaw wins Plus a fifth overall.

Harmony
Sail #: USA 52818
Type: 2006 Beneteau First 44.7 SD (44)
Owner: Joey Baker
Home Port: Clinton Twp, MI
Yacht Club: Great Lakes Yacht Club
Class: Cruising

Crew Members:
Joey Baker; Josh Hevron; Mark McKiernan; Tyler McVety; James Grondin; Mark Waring; Laura Hevron;

Hetaera
Sail #: USA 28
Type: 1978 Swan 431 (43.25)
Owner: David Seidman & John Gerperline
Home Port: Cleveland, OH
Yacht Club: Edgewater Yacht Club
Class: Cruising

Crew Members:

Hetaera has spent her last 39 years on the East Coast were she cruised and raced. She has done the Bermuda race, where she finished 2nd in her class and 3rd overall. She has also done several solo Trans Atlantic races. The last ten years where spent on the hard. She was brought to Lake Erie last spring where the two owners spent over 600 hours refurbishing her. This will be her first Mac Race and she will be sailed by an all girl crew. Smooth sailing and best of luck to her crew!

Janine
Sail #: USA 93272
Type: 2003 J 109 (35)
Owner: Kevin Lemonds
Home Port: Grosse Ile Township, MI
Yacht Club: Grosse Ile Yacht Club
Class: Racing

Crew Members:
Matthew Lemonds; Thomas Lemonds; Kevin Lemonds;

Just Chill
Sail #: USA 5249
Type: 1972 C&C 39 (39.5)
Owner: David Greene
Home Port: West Bloomfield, MI
Yacht Club: Great Lakes Yacht Club
Class: Racing

Crew Members:
Michael Toomey; David Greene; John "Michael" Check; Bob Mann; Bart Huthwaite; Marc DuBois;

Just Chill Is a promise fulfilled. We honor and serve her. In our Eighth attempt at conquering Lake Huron we have assembled a wonderful group of sailors. Having taken a 3rd in class J in 2016 we look to excelling this year. Committed to doing our best, we look forward to 2021!

Kaos
Sail #: USA 358
Type: 1987 Catalina 34 (34.5)
Owner: Bob & Tina Henderson
Home Port: Armada, MI
Yacht Club: Homebrewed Yacht Club
Class: Cruising

Crew Members:
Patti Steinmayer;

Team Kaos is made up of a crew of multiple Mac racers & sailing experiences, almost all are sailboat owners, half are USCG Captains, and this is a special year in that several crewmembers have started on 5 Mac Races on Kaos. So let the shenanigans begin!

Liberty
Sail #: USA 25656
Type: 1985 Beneteau First 42 TM (41.9)
Owner: Robert Bert
Home Port: North Street, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club / Deadman's Flat Yacht Club
Class: Racing

Crew Members:

Liberty is home ported in Port Huron on the Black River, and is moored in front of the Port Huron Yacht Club. This will be Liberty's 23rd PH Mack race. She has placed First in both Port Huron and Chicago Mackinac races. In 2018 Liberty placed First in the BYC Corinthian competition. She is crewed by three generations of family members and long time sailing friends.

Loki
Sail #: USA 61219
Type: 2019 J/121 (40)
Owner: Robert Christoph
Home Port: Bridgeport, Ct.
Yacht Club: Charlevoix Yacht Club
Class: Racing

Crew Members:
T.J. Craig; Ucar Muriel; Robert Christoph; Bob Jr Christoph; Mike Beasley; Rodney Keenan; Mathew Weimer; michael boucher;

Phantom
Sail #: USA 61394
Type: 2001 Beneteau 473 (47')
Owner: Cynthia & Jim Best
Home Port: Howell, Mi
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Cruising

Crew Members:
Jim Best; Cynthia Best; Terry Patchel; Coley Benson; Rene Mulder;

Pterodactyl
Sail #: USA 43
Type: 2012 J111 (36.4)
Owner: Mark Symonds
Home Port: Lake Angelus, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Racing

Crew Members:
Thac Nguyen; Michael Morin; John Quinlan; Trey Rose; Duane Rose; Mark Symonds; Kevin Morin;

Sagamore
Sail #: USA 77984
Type: 1983 Nelson/Marek 68 (68)
Owner: Bob Zeman, Laura & Tone Martin
Home Port: Chicago, IL
Yacht Club: Chicago Yacht Club / St. Petersburg Yacht Club
Class: Racing

Crew Members:
Bradley Dennis; John Baxter; Laura Martin; Tone Martin; Robert Zeman;

Swiftsure
Sail #: USA 40888
Type: 1990 Nelson/Marek 50 (50)
Owner: Ronald Ehlert
Home Port: Wyoming, MI
Yacht Club: Bayshore Yacht Club
Class: Racing

Crew Members:

Swiftsure sails out of Holland, MI with a crew of family, friends and co-workers.

Trav'ler
Sail #: USA 278
Type: 1974 Grampian 30 (29.75)
Owner: Jeremy Thompson
Home Port: Fort Gratiot, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Cruising

Crew Members:
Tyler Thompson; Travis Thompson; Trevor Floyd; Jeremy Thompson; Brett Kimball; Melinda Thompson;

Variance
Sail #: USA 100
Type: 2014 J/111 (36.42)
Owner: Carl Hanssen
Home Port: Ada, MI
Yacht Club: Little Traverse Yacht Club
Class: Racing

Crew Members:
James Frisinger; Douglas Van Der Aa; Ken Visser; Mark Tescari; Carl Hanssen;

Warrior
Sail #: USA 32668
Type: 1984 C&C 41 (40.75)
Owner: George Thomson
Home Port: West Bloomfield, MI
Yacht Club: Bayview Yacht Club
Class: Racing

Crew Members:

Windhover
Sail #: USA 5201
Type: 1974 Swede 41 (41)
Owner: Rick Nelson & Doug Lowe
Home Port: Leonard, MI
Yacht Club: Port Huron Yacht Club
Class: Racing

Crew Members:

“The Windhover”




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