70 boats cross finish in Port Huron-Mackinac race

Associated Press

Mackinac Island - More than 70 boats have crossed the finish line in the 91st running of the Port Huron to Mackinac Island sailboat race.

About 250 boats started the Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race Saturday and crews continued to race Monday morning.

Race officials say Arete finished first at 12:53 p.m. Sunday. Boats compete on two separate courses, and winners of the race organized by Detroit’s Bayview Yacht Club are determined based on a handicapping system.

Wavelength, of Edgewater Yacht Club; Manitou, of Bayview Yacht Club; and War Chant 2, of Port Huron Yacht Club, compete in the One Design class during the start of the Port Huron, Mich., to Mackinac Island annual sailboat race, Saturday

On Sunday morning, the U.S. Coast Guard rescued a 74-year-old man from a sailboat that was participating in the race after the man lost consciousness. He was listed in stable condition. WSGW-AM and the Times Herald of Port Huron report the boat was about 32 miles from Tawas City.