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Friday, 19 July 2013 10:03

Faster race expected for weekend race to Mackinac

(PORT HURON) -- Expect a faster race to Mackinac Island this weekend than last. Boats were finishing the Chicago to Mackinac yacht race late Tuesday from Chicago after long periods spend becalmed in still waters. Carl Bihlmeyer is chairman of the 2013 Port Huron to Mackinac race and says he understands the physical and mental challenges of a slow race. The forecast is for bigger winds and faster time for Bihlmeyer's race. About 230 boats are competing this weekend in the 89th edition of the Bayview Yacht Club's Port Huron to Mackinac race. A front is expected to move through the area Friday, meaning there should be a brisk breeze at the start Saturday morning just north of the Blue Water Bridge.