While I understand the frustration in the aforementioned scenario, I don't think it is the draw of one-design racing that brings boats to do these races. Lake Michigan/Chicago has what, 20+ 36.7s and not one is coming over to do the BYC Mac.
I'm doing the supermac on a 30 footer. Tell those guys to HTFU.
The spread in performance/boatspeed among Super Mac boats entered is wild, from an ORMA 60 & Volvo 70 to a "30 footer" and wide variety in between. Seems unlikely many of the boats will even see each other after Mackinac Island (or earlier) other than on YB. Looks like a bucket list race though, I'm surprised only 31 boats entered, especially with the Bayview Mac starting the Sat after. I would have thought pretty much every boat entered in the CYC and BYC Macs would have also entered the Super Mac, but I guess the CYC Sailors Celebration is a big draw...
Chicago/Lake Michigan based boats that are sub 50' don't seem to come over to Lake Huron for the BYC Mac very often
The CYC Mac Sailor's Celebration on the island is what it is...I'll leave it at that.