Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue
WATERFORD, MICH. – Pentastar Aviation has announced an extended partnership with the Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race for 2019. Pentastar has been a sponsor of the race since 2015.
The world’s longest consecutively run freshwater race, organized by the century-old Bayview Yacht Club, is in its 95th running. The Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race has a reputation as one of the most festive sailing events in the country. It is enjoyed by 2,000 or more sailors and 75,000 fans. Many fans get to Mackinac Island days before the race begins and depart days after the first boat finishes.
Anyone who does not fly to the island themselves, can fly on a charter flight with Pentastar Aviation.
The race begins at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2019, just north of the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron. The competitors will race on one of two courses covering either 204 or 259 nautical miles of Lake Huron, over two to four days, and finish at Mackinac Island in the Straits of Mackinac.
Pentastar Aviation, wholly owned by Edsel B. Ford II, is headquartered at Oakland County International Airport (KPTK) in Waterford Michigan.
Bayview Yacht Club, founded in 1915, is widely regarded as the premier sailing club in Michigan and the Midwest. Located on the Detroit River near the mouth of Lake St. Clair, the Bayview Yacht Club has been hosting the Bayview Mackinac Race since 1925 and has more than 1,000 members. For more information visit www.byc.com.