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    BYC Mackinac - Time to Pull the Plug?

    I think the website will accept any entry automatically. Weather or not that entry is approved is a whole other story.
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    My old Rock Box needs help

    Other than checking if the latest firmware is loaded on the RockBox I would say check the leads from the antenna to the board. If you're like me and got your RockBox 12 years ago, you had a good run with it! Mine is still going strong and I was given a second one by a friend who sold his boat.
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    BYC Mackinac - Time to Pull the Plug?

    I don't know about a boat that was impounded in Canada. I do know that the Express 27 Riptide demasted in the storm. Skipper was rescued from the boat and initially the boat was left adrift. Skipper is OK. Last I heard the boat was towed to Rogers City. This is supported by the tracker: Lake Huron solo challenge tracking
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    BYC Mackinac - Time to Pull the Plug?

    There are more boats than you think doing the turn and burn during normal years, especially on the Chicago side.
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    BYC Mackinac - Time to Pull the Plug?

    Or in St Ignace, or Mackinac City. Either way, good times, looking forward to racing!
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    BYC Mackinac - Time to Pull the Plug?

    Here is the official announcement from BYC today, the race will NOT be canceled: Bayview Mackinac Race - Update - June 24, 2020 Current items to update everyone on. The race is NOT canceled I am very disappointed to report that the Mackinac Island Harbor will NOT be available to the race this year. After months of promises, the DNR has finally sent the requirements that the race must comply with. After reviewing the contract, we have determined that it is impossible to comply. In our opinion the requirements go well beyond all other controls currently in place at any other place on the island and other state facilities. Since the issue with the DNR is specifically related to the "Event" and not private citizens we have officially informed the DNR that we will not be utilizing the harbor and have requested that the docks released and made available for private reservation. It is now in the DNR's hands to make these docks available. Everyone competing in the race is now responsible for individually arranging docking for their boat after the race. The DNR has provided cursory availability at nearby state harbors. Currently, I do not trust that data enough to share it. I strongly encourage everyone to go online or call the harbors directly to make reservations. I strongly encourage calling the Mackinac Island Harbor to make a reservation. As stated above we have requested that these docks be made available for reservations. There will be very short term tie up at the coal docks. This time will be limited to a couple of hours. You will be able to tie up, drop off crew, organize the boat and then the boat MUST leave so we can accommodate other boats. Based on this information, any boat that wants to withdraw because we will not have access to the harbor at this time can do so by 30 June 2020. You can choose to have a refund or apply your entry fee to the 2021 race. For those that chose to compete in the race, after we understand the harbor situation, there will be an adjustment to the entry fee to rebate the portion of the entry fee that is used to pay for the harbor. We do NOT know how much this will be, or when we will be able to determine what it will be, or how it will be disbursed. The Awards on Mackinac Island are canceled. The flag awards will be given at Bayview Yacht Club as soon as can be practically arranged after the race. Likely sometime in August but that is not set in stone. I want to make it very clear that this is a DNR issue and NOT a Mackinac Island issue. The Island is open for business, looks great and raring to go. Some businesses have not opened yet but most are open. There are a very few that have posted signs that they will not be opening in 2020. I completely understand that this amount of uncertainty may be the last straw for some of you. Please inform Linda (linda@byc.com) or me (mackchair2020@byc.com) ASAP if you are withdrawing from the race. We have received the following Warning from Custom Border Patrol. The border closure has been extended to July 21 at 2359 hrs., any pleasure boats, including the sailors, are NOT allowed to cross the imaginary border line. They are considered Non-Essential Craft. Please make sure all the skippers understand this issue. I strongly encourage everyone to focus on the positive. We are racing and very few others are this season. Let's sail hard, have fun and stay safe. Stay Patient and Stay Flexible. The only known this year is there will be more changes. Chris Clark Chairman - 2020 Bayview Mackinac Race
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    Looking for a new watch...

    ^^This^^ But I gotta say, if you're spending $50 on one, you're spending too much. Timex Iron man normally runs $30-$35.
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    BYC Mackinac - Time to Pull the Plug?

    Turns out my preconceived notions about hot bunking were way off....
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    BYC Mackinac - Time to Pull the Plug?

    You and many others have made the choice that's right for you. Seems to me like the racers are starting to come up with their own solutions to the situation on the island, not many are planing to dock there. Regarding Covid, BYC and registered participants will be in compliance with state and federal rules/guidelines (as of this post 6/22/2020). The last 4 months have been a sobering assessment, all of us have made our decisions based on the same information. Those of us set to participate obviously don't think the race should be canceled.
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    West Michigan Thread

    I don't think we're ever at risk of jeopardizing a OD class, we need 8 boats for that. We were interested in the sport boat class mostly during "pre Rhona". Back when the expectation would be that there were a normal number of entries. Our intention was to wind up (with other 111's) in a class that made the most sense for our design. My how times have changed, now we're just happy to be racing!!
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    West Michigan Thread

    100% We gave up on the sport boat class and will be joining you in Class D, can't wait!
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    BYC Mackinac - Time to Pull the Plug?

    There is no boat night.... other than that things will be actually the same. In all seriousness the Bluewater Festival (aka boat night) was canceled a while ago.
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    BYC Mackinac - Time to Pull the Plug?

    As long as there's a race we will be doing it, turn and burn, sail onto St Ignace or to Mac City. No matter to us.
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    NEIL PEART - RUSH - RIP

    My pleasure to share. Wouldn't you know it, I'm blessed by this youtube channel, there's another show I attended featured in the list and it's my very first Rush show!!!! 3/22/1994 Auburn Hills, MI. There is the moment a band changes your life when you hear their music for the first time... and then there's the first time they do it live. I can now listen back to the live moment.
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    NEIL PEART - RUSH - RIP

    We are about 6 months out from Neil's passing, I still can't adequately explain how the bands music and his lyrics have had an impact on my life. I went to about 9 or 10 Rush shows between the Counterparts and R30 tours. I wish I went to more shows, I just thought there would be more, even after their last show in 2015. As a kid I spent all the money I got cutting grass in order to buy the bands whole catalog, which in the early 1990's was already comprehensive and impressive. As I got older in high school and college my musical taste drifted more to the jamband style, but I always remained rooted in Rush. I'd only go to one show a tour, my only lament about the band was their desire for precision in their live shows, they didn't change their setlist. They would play their songs so perfectly it was almost like listening to their record. I would have less money and more debt today if they changed setlists and maybe even improvised a bit (admittedly an impossible task to do so with their music). The link below that contains a playlist of live Rush, including a a show I attended at the Molson Amphitheater in Toronto, ON. 6/30/1997. Just watch these sets from the Test for Echo stop in Toronto, it's 100% fire. Rush Videos