July 13, 2014 at 8:08 pm

Windquest is first finisher in fast Port Huron to Mackinac race

Crew members on Windquest, of Macatawa Yacht Club, work the boat as they sail in the PFRH A Class during the start of the Port Huron-to-Mackinac Race on Lake Huron. Windquest was the first finisher. (Jeffrey Smith / Port Huron Times Herald)

Mackinac Island, Michigan ó The lead boat has finished the 90th annual Port Huron to Mackinac Island race.

The website of the Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit shows that Windquest was across the finish line in northern Lake Huron at 6:15 p.m. Sunday. Il Mostro was about 1.3 nautical miles out at 6:30 p.m.

Conditions were near perfect Saturday as more than 200 sailboats set off just north are off from near the Blue Water Bridge at Port Huron.

Bellís Brewery sponsors the race. Race chairman Art LeVasseur says winds were ideal for the racers.

The winners are based on a handicapping system that considers each boatís ability. There are two courses, one called the Cove Island and the other called the Shore Course.

Boats line up at the Port Huron starting point on Saturday. (Mark R. Rummel / Associated Press)