Bayview Mac Race: OC86 sets record
Published on July 26th, 2021
Detroit, MI (July 26, 2021) – The 2021 Bayview Mackinac Race started on July 24, with the first boats crossing the starting line at 11:30 a.m. on Lake Huron, just north of the Blue Water Bridge. All of the boats have now finished. This was the 97th consecutive running of the summer classic with 188 boats registered to sail this race.
Setting a new course record was OC86, formally the 86-foot maxi Windquest, and was donated to Oakcliff sailing by businessman and sailing champion Doug DeVos. Oakcliff Sailing Center, is a non-profit sailing academy that hosts the US Sailing Team Training Center.
The previous course record was set by the Volvo70 “Il Mostro” in 2013 with a time of 19:11:31. OC86 has bettered this record by an impressive 2 hours setting the new Course record at 17:11:18.