Bayview Mackinac Race Updates Rules


The Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race has a few tweaks before its 93rd edition on July 22. Sailing teams racing on the Shore Course, which is 204 nautical miles, will now sail under the new ORR-EZ rule, instead of the PHRF rule.

The ORR-EZ rule uses standardized hull data from a database of measured boats in consideration with sail inventory, sail size and how much crew a boat will carry. The ORR-EZ rule will be less expensive for boaters and less intense than an ORR rule. The ORR-EZ rule was recently certified as one of the official handicap systems to be used by the Lake Michigan Sail Racing Federation.

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