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But Allan Fletcher’s Santa Cruz 70 Colt leads on corrected in the Bacardi Bayview Mackinac Race

Monday July 25th 2005, Author: Barby MacGowan, Location: United States
15 of the 268 boats competing in the 81st Bacardi Bayview Mackinac Race had finished by early Sunday evening (July 24), having started off Port Huron, Mich., the prior Saturday morning with thousands of spectators bidding them farewell and fair winds.

Though the start had to be delayed by 55 minutes due to light winds, the Bayview Yacht Club’s tracking system reported that 120 boats had rounded the halfway marks on the race’s 254 nm Southampton Course and the 204nm Shoreline Course by Sunday mid-morning. According to Race Chairman Luiz Kahl, it was a good sign that "there was some decent breeze out there."

As it turns out, Kahl had figured correctly. Massive storms crossed Lake Huron in the early morning hours, which brought several hours of significant breezes, sustained at 30 knots. "That’s unusual for this race, and the direction was good for many of the boats to be reaching or running toward the finish," said Bayview Yacht Club's Ted Everingham on Sunday as he pondered the position of the remainder of the fleet. "The problem now is that the wind is beginning to die, and it’s more westerly now, so those same boats are beating into the finish. I don’t expect a stampede of finishers anytime soon, although the whole fleet is within 60-70 miles of Mackinac Island."

Taking line honoors at 12:45 Sunday afternoon, and nearly one and a half hours before its closest competitor, was Ray Howe’s Earth Voyager in Open Class A. However, by the time four of the boat’s class mates had completed the Southampton Course, the speedy Formula 60 trimaran had fallen to fourth overall on corrected time. With three boats yet to finish, Nice Pair, a 38ft Crowther owned by Bruce Geffen led the fleet.

Nine of the 11 IRC Class A boats had also finished by early Sunday night, with Allan Fletcher’s Santa Cruz 70 Colt taking a seven-minute lead on the class on corrected time. Two of the nine IRC Class B boats had finished, with Bill Alcott’s Andrews 68 Equation leading on corrected time.

Latest results (top 30):

Pos Sail no Boat Finish Time Elapsed Time Corrected Class
1 USA 50045 Colt 45 Sunday - 17:23:38 25:48:38 34:24:19 IRC A
2 USA 702 Evolution Sunday - 17:25:31 25:50:31 34:31:29 IRC A
3 USA 87666 Thirsty Tiger Sunday - 17:57:16 26:22:16 34:50:10 IRC A
4 USA 41104 Pied Piper Sunday - 18:10:09 26:35:09 35:00:48 IRC A
5 USA 97656 Holua Sunday - 17:55:35 26:20:35 35:48:00 IRC A
6 USA 323 Equation Sunday - 16:54:46 25:29:46 36:15:19 IRC B
7 USA 18970 Nitemare Sunday - 19:20:18 27:45:18 36:33:12 IRC A
8 USA 97363 Denali Sunday - 17:55:40 26:30:40 36:35:07 IRC B
9 USA 25168 Stripes Sunday - 19:26:22 27:51:22 36:46:12 IRC A
10 USA 52701 Windancer  Sunday - 19:40:36 28:05:36 37:15:06 IRC A
11 USA 97503 Chance Sunday - 20:01:08 28:26:08 37:44:02 IRC A
12 USA 77984 Pororoca Sunday - 20:16:34 28:41:34 38:06:14 IRC A
13 USA 77 Dolphin Monday - 00:56:31 33:41:31 38:16:26 IRC C
14 USA 5455 Capers Monday - 01:01:04 34:46:04 38:29:16 J120
15 USA 42968 Mr Bill's Wild Ride Monday - 02:45:34 37:20:34 38:30:01 J35 / T35
16 USA 51115 Twister Sunday - 22:11:25 30:46:25 38:39:05 IRC B
17 USA 25405 Old Bear Sunday - 20:21:12 28:56:12 38:44:46 IRC B
18 USA 50048 Main Street Sunday - 22:14:16 30:49:16 38:48:13 IRC B
19 USA 25580 Sagitta Monday - 01:28:44 34:53:44 38:48:13 IRC D
20 USA 51587 Collaboration 2 Monday - 00:59:10 35:44:10 38:48:33 IRC F
21 USA 50596 Natalie J Sunday - 23:29:49 32:14:49 38:49:31 IRC C
22 USA 25600 Rampage Sunday - 23:19:51 31:54:51 38:50:22 IRC B
23 CAN 161 Smokum Too Monday - 02:40:10 37:25:10 38:50:28 IRC F
24 KA 3928 Margaret Rintoul IV Monday - 01:14:17 33:59:17 38:50:54 IRC C
25 USA 15005 Merlin Monday - 01:44:40 35:29:40 38:54:06 J120
26 USA 47001 Victrix Sunday - 23:27:56 32:02:56 38:54:26 IRC B
27 CAN 333 Station Wagon Monday - 02:30:05 36:35:05 38:57:45 IRC E
28 USA 43828 Falcon Monday - 03:30:07 38:05:07 38:59:57 J35 / T35
29 USA SM2 Majic Monday - 00:42:25 34:07:25 39:00:11 IRC D
30 USA 25497 Carinthia Monday - 01:41:49 35:26:49 39:01:37 J120

Open class:

Pos Sail Boat Rounding Time Finish Time Elapsed Time Corrected
1 USA 333 Nice Pair Sunday - 03:14 Sunday - 18:09:00 26:24:00 27:56:49
2 USA 27060 Moxie Sunday - 04:15 Sunday - 21:45:07 30:00:07 31:27:14
3 USA 25568 Stampede Sunday - 03:56 Sunday - 22:38:48 30:53:48 31:46:37
4 USA 13 Double Time Sunday - 03:18 Sunday - 20:09:12 28:24:12 32:47:29
5 USA 25601 Wahoo Sunday - 02:32 Sunday - 14:13:25 22:28:25 33:12:00
6 USA 224 Controlled Chaos Sunday - 04:44 Monday - 01:02:29 33:17:29 34:14:24
7 USA 018 Earth Voyager Sunday - 01:22 Sunday - 12:45:30 21:00:30 34:34:16
8 E 5 Adagio Retired Retired Retired
9 T 1 Ollie Retired Retired Retired


For its 14th year, BACARDI U.S.A., INC., the #1 distilled spirits distributor in the United States and the world, is the title sponsor of the race. Associate sponsors are the 90 Outstate Lincoln Mercury Dealers as official automotive sponsor; NEWS/TALK 760 WJR as official media sponsor; Hour Detroit Magazine; Acheson Ventures; Big Boy Restaurants International; Meijer; Ahee Jewelers; PRNewswire as official newswire of the race; Boat/US; Colony Marine; Interactive Creations, Webasto Products; NGS American; West Marine; Shepler’s Ferry & Marine Service; Doyle Sailmakers; Chippewa and Lilac Tree Hotels; Coca-Cola; Ocean Spray; Eventful Services; Armadillo Printwear; Sea Tow; WSI; General RV; Toshiba; Nobeltec; Michigan Brewing Company; and Maylone Enterprises.

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