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Monday, March 30, 2020

Bayview Yacht Club, one of the nation’s most storied and historic sailing clubs, today announced that Atwater Brewery is a presenting sponsor for its 2020 Bayview Mackinac Race, the 96th consecutive running of the Race. Ryan Farrell, 2020 Bayview Yacht Club Commodore, made the announcement. As part of the partnership, Atwater

tags: Events, Lake Huron, Racing, Sailing

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Explore the hospitality and natural beauty found in Saugeen Shores. Located on the coast of Lake Huron, boaters will be impressed by more than just our famous sunsets. Saugeen Shores is home to the two vibrant communities of Port Elgin and Southampton. Each community has its own harbour and a variety of attractions and dining options

tags: Destination, Lake Huron

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Originally, the Detroit Boat Show had late January dates, similar to most boat shows around the country. However, as the North American International Auto Show grew bigger and bigger, the Detroit Boat Show got pushed further and further into February. No more! In July of 2018, the Auto Show announced its date change to June starting

by: Nicki Polan, MBIA Executive Director

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake St Clair

Monday, October 14, 2019

Where can you watch the sunrise on the beach, eat breakfast at a friendly cafe, catch one of Michigan's Top Ten Farmers Markets, enjoy live music, have lunch at a local diner, visit the local history center, walk the breakwall, go fishing, kayaking, or paddleboarding, charter a boat to the Reef Lighthouse, enjoy dinner at another

tags: Destination, Lake Huron

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Last month, I had the opportunity to check off a long time “bucket list” item: to visit the Muskoka Lakes region north of Toronto. I had made plans a couple of times and had to cancel each time… but not this time! The ACBS Michigan Chapter Commodore, Jack Warren, put together a well-planned, multi-day cruise on

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Georgian Bay, Inland Boating, Lake Huron, Travel

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Runners train for marathons; hikers cultivate strength to traverse mountain ranges; and sailors learn to race. Freshwater sailors hone these skills to capture flags in the most challenging endurance races of the Great Lakes region – Lake Superior’s Trans Superior International Yacht Race, Lake Michigan’s Chicago

by: Melissa Walsh

tags: Sailing, Feel Good Story, Lake Huron

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Our city is the perfect destination to explore the natural beauty of Ontario while experiencing authentic food, culture, arts, and entertainment. Owen Sound has a variety of must-haves, whether you are visiting, passing through, or thinking of making our city home. It truly features it all – a beautiful harbour and bay, winding

tags: Destination, Lake Huron

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Cameron Benedict is not aware of any skippers younger than him in this year’s Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, scheduled for July 20 and now with 220 registered entrants. The Plymouth, Mich. sailor is 26 years old, and last year his father Chris Benedict, who owned the Santana 35 Shape together with Win Cooper

tags: Events, Lake Huron, Racing, Sailing

Monday, June 24, 2019

Any boater that travels on the Great Lakes must visit the Straits of Mackinac. Situated in the northern tip of Michigan’s lower peninsula, where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet, is a place of beautiful anchorages, bustling tourist towns, and scenery like no other. Entering the Straits by water is a sight all its own. The Old

tags: Destination, Lake Huron

Friday, June 14, 2019

With an entry deadline of June 4, more than 205 sailboats have registered for the July 20 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, and the largest of them is the 105’ custom ketch Whitehawk. When she was built in 1978 in Rockland, Maine, the timeless, clipper-bowed Bruce King design (patterned after the famous 1936

tags: Lake Huron, Racing, Sailing

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