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08-Aug-23
Sophia Worden - 2489795126 - Sophia.a.worden@gmail.com
Position: All Positions
Experience: Beginner
Comments: Still relatively new to big boat sailing, looking to learn from people and gain new skills and experience! Been sailing dinghys for ~2 years but want to gain big boat experience.


17-Aug-23
Ryan Doak - 7178165295 - ryanedoak@gmail.com
Position: All Positions
Experience: Intermediate
Comments: I have been sailing cruising sailboats of various sizes for 35 years. I was crew on boats from Tampa to Charleston and from Lauderdale to the BVIs. Last year I captained and navigated a sail from Toronto to Northern Michigan. During this trip we stopped at Bayview for the evening. I grew up on Lake Huron watching the boats sail by for the Port Huron to Mackinac race. Next May I turn 50 and I would like to be on a boat for the race. I am open to helping the team where I can. I have never done racing but I am open to the adventure. I live on the Chesapeake Bay and would travel in for the event. I have family in Michigan. Thank you for the consideration.


02-Nov-23
Cayleigh Beaton - 5193834714 - clbeaton@live.com
Position: All Positions
Experience: Intermediate
Comments: I have grown up sailing all sorts of keel boats on lower lake huron. Did my first Mackinac in 2018 at 18 years old and looking to get back into long distance racing. As of recent I have been doing mainly bow on Shark 24 circuit regattas, as well as some tactics on other 24's and club racing on SR33.


28-Nov-23
Pippin Brehler - 9256390383 - brehlerp@gmail.com
Position: Foredeck,Mast,Pit,Sewer,Grinder,Jib Trimmer,Main Trimmer
Experience: Intermediate
Comments: Sailing since 1999, first on Lake St. Clair and Great Lakes, then San Francisco Bay since 2005 with a few trips out the Gate. Have filled all crew roles, with an emphasis on foredeck. 4-time Mackinac racer, including 2023: https://www.latitude38.com/issues/september-2023/#70. Cool under pressure, good-natured, and competitive. Inquisitive mind, varied interests, and diverse background make for good company on overnight watches. Sailing resume available upon request.


14-Dec-23
Rich Huber - 2489869138 - richard.huber@us.panasonic.com
Position: Pit,Grinder,Main Trimmer,Helm
Experience: Intermediate
Comments: I owned a Catalina 30 for 10 years. Sold it last yr and want to get back into racing, which I did prior to buying it.


20-Dec-23
Gregory Stack - 2489469117 - polymorph930@gmail.com
Position: Grinder,Jib Trimmer
Experience: Beginner
Comments: I'm a boat owner. I own a Catalina 25. I have had a AMF paceship 23 which I single-hand sailed a few times in the Detroit river. Looking to gain a massive experience before and during this legendary race. Fairwinds,.......and may Fortune favor the foolish.


08-Jan-24
Damian McGuire - 586.484.8300 - dmcguire@conticorporation.com
Position: Jib Trimmer,Main Trimmer,Helm
Experience: Advanced
Comments: I have done several macs, most recently on Goat Rodeo and Elevation. I would like an opportunity to sail with a team intent on doing well in this year's mack. I have no issues in helping set up the Boat for the Race. Thanks, Damian


26-Jan-24
Paul Nicastri - 2489555748 - pnicast1@gmail.com
Position: Foredeck,Mast,Grinder,Jib Trimmer,Main Trimmer
Experience: Intermediate
Comments: Hello! Thank you for your time. With offshore and over night experience in both fresh water and ocean, I hope to be a joyful addition to your crew. Ran in the 2022 Bayview as crew and really enjoyed the experience. Interested in coming aboard your vessel as crew in any position...except maybe sewer...but let's talk when you have a minute... Looking to work hard, rest quickly and lightly, and if it pleases, celebrate a victory up at Mac..or at least enjoy a warm shower... ;) I have a resume with references if you prefer to be more formal. May be able to assist if you'll need crew for a return, but will need to plan my work schedule accordingly... Cheers! Paul 43, Male, MSE, BSME, 20+ Year's experience


13-Jan-24
Alex Maas - (586)433-7366 - maasalex@msu.edu
Position: All Positions
Experience: Beginner
Comments: Hello, my name is Alex Maas. I am 22 years old and this will be my first Mack. I am an experienced dinghy sailor who grew up sailing in Harbor Springs on Little Traverse Bay, and who has competed for three years with the Michigan State University Sailing Team. I am fairly new to keelboat sailing, but I was on the first place boat of the 2021 Little Traverse Yacht Club Tuesday Night Series Colgate class, as well as competing at the Lake Erie Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta with the MSU team. For both events I trimmed main. I pride myself on my ability to follow instructions, my physical fitness, and my unwavering “can-do attitude. I will be grateful to fill any role on your boat, where I will give you my undivided attention and effort.


02-Feb-24
Brett Ploss - 3173857521 - bploss@umich.edu
Position: Foredeck,Grinder,Main Trimmer,Helm
Experience: Advanced
Comments: Hello, I have always wanted to do the Bayview-Mackinaw. I race I/E scows every weekend through Wawasee Yacht Club in Indiana and just graduated from UofM. Last summer I did bigger boat training in Malta where I completed my RYA day skipper course. On E scows I run the foredeck, and on I’s I typically skipper. These are much smaller 20-28ft inland lake boats. On bigger boats I’ve jumped around where needed. Last summer in Naples, Italy I skippered a beer league on a Benetau 44. I am looking to be crew this year on any boat who can fit me in. Thanks!


05-Feb-24
Thomas Brusehaver - 9522124392 - cozytom@gmail.com
Position: Foredeck,Grinder
Experience: Intermediate
Comments: Mostly raced 25-27 foot boats in Minnesota. Some open water. Currently sailing Capri 14.2


07-Feb-24
Andrew Carlysle Wiand - 2488052156 - wiandandrew@gmail.com
Position: Foredeck,Mast,Pit,Sewer,Grinder,Jib Trimmer,Main Trimmer
Experience: Intermediate
Comments: I have been sailing for about 5 years and racing for about 3, I race laser standard, and 420 as the captain of the Detroit Country Day Sailing Team, and am starting to get into 29er. I have some keelboat experience from my racing at North Cape Yacht Club and I was on the 99th Bayview Mackinac on a Hunter 466 as a main trimmer, and am looking for a more competitive boat.


16-Feb-24
Yencith "Andres" Alvarado - 7733072028 - yencith@yahoo.com
Position: Foredeck,Mast,Sewer,Grinder
Experience: Intermediate
Comments: I am a 5'3", 140 lb. foredeck based out of Chicago and willing to travel. I have 11 Chicago-Mackinac races with a 2018 win. 1st in Class/1st Overall, Cruising Division 1. Many Chicago Nood (Helly Hansen), Verve, Tri-State and Bi-State races as well. Boat types that I have experience with; Beneteau 36.7, Beneteau 40.7, J 133, Sydney 38, Farr 395 and a Thomas 35.


06-Mar-24
Brent Armstrong - 2485615822 - brentdean224@gmail.com
Position: All Positions
Experience: Intermediate
Comments: I have been sailing dinghies competitively for 5 years and 30-50ft keelboats for 3 years. I am looking for a boat that I can be competitive on and learn from my peers. I have a healthy amount of experience as a main trimmer and as a jib/spinnaker trimmer, but I would like to branch out into other positions. I have raced 1 Mackinac, which was last year as a jib/spinnaker trimmer. I recently placed 36th in the US 2023 singlehanded national championship and have been to multiple high school national events. I have sailed dozens of club races at Port Huron YC, Bayview YC, and North Star SC. I have a lot of experience with both symmetrical and asymmetrical spinnakers. I am 17 years old and weigh around 160-170lbs


08-Mar-24
Jarrod T. Turner - 440-666-5156 - Jarrod@tbtconstruction.net
Position: Foredeck,Mast,Grinder,Jib Trimmer,Main Trimmer,Helm,All Positions
Experience: Intermediate
Comments: 6'2" 240# Sail VXones in CLE with friends, participated in J/22 worlds/NAs & other events, crew on J/36 Painkiller, can do almost anything on the boat, usually on Foredeck/mast. There is always more to learn. Safety at Sea training upcoming, experience on mark boat and running MarkSetBots for RC, and all around pretty OK guy! Let me know if anyone needs a hand.


24-Mar-24
Caroline Kirbo - 2108591174 - carolinekirbo@gmail.com
Position: All Positions
Experience: Intermediate
Comments: I grew up sailing. I have just started fresh water racing but before I sailed in multiple offshore long distance races. I am quick learner and hard worker


28-Mar-24
Nathan St. Clair - 4196997520 - nathanandrewstclair@gmail.com
Position: Foredeck,Mast,Pit,Sewer,Grinder
Experience: Advanced
Comments: Bow person looking for good boat. Low maintenance, lots of experience, stellar attitude. Capable cook and cooler jockey.


05-Apr-24
Alison Baldree - 9899489000 - alison.baldree@gmail.com
Position: All Positions
Experience: Beginner
Comments: I have my ASA101-104 and am new to racing. I’ve sailed in Saginaw, lake st. Claire, and the Virgin Islands.


07-Apr-24
Tom Jobbitt - 8106508527 - tjobbitt@hotmail.com
Position: Foredeck,Main Trimmer,All Positions
Experience: Intermediate
Comments: 9 Port Huron to Mac's Beneteau 36.7 , Noods, One Design, Nationals, Former Cal 25 owner / PHYC


13-Apr-24
Richard Mitchele - 4376010031 - bowguy@gmail.com
Position: Foredeck,Helm
Experience: Professional
Comments: 40,000 offshore miles on 60 to 80 footers. Newport-Bermuda, LA-Cabo, Lauderdale-Montego Bay, Marblehead-Halifax, Transpacific etc.


15-Apr-24
Michael Principe - 5864950031 - mhprincipe@yahoo.com
Position: Jib Trimmer,Main Trimmer,Helm
Experience: Intermediate
Comments: With the spirit of a lifelong learner and over two decades of sailing experience, I consider myself at an intermediate level because the sea always has more secrets to unveil. My adventures on the waves have been aboard my Catalina 34, racing her with a full crew or single-handedly as the winds dictated. I've charted courses through three Mackinac races and trimmed sails under the sun of the British Virgin Islands. As a helmsman, I steer with tenacity, and as a trimmer, I'm unceasing in my quest for that extra knot of speed. Eager for the challenge and camaraderie of the Bayview Mackinac Race, I await the opportunity to join a crew that shares my passion for pushing the limits. Thank you for considering me, and I anticipate the thrill of the upcoming race.


16-Apr-24
Caden Meyers - 2485501550 - cadenemeyers88@gmail.com
Position: Foredeck,Mast,Jib Trimmer,Main Trimmer,Tactician,Helm
Experience: Advanced
Comments: I have many years of sailing experience. Primarily my experience is with 420’s and ILCA/Lasers. Some races I have done are cressy (2x), US nationals, junior olympics, and other various events. My keelboat experience is also filled with all positions. Recently I raced last years Mackinac, and multiple Intercollegiate Regattas in college. I’ve work as both a teammate and team captain, so I can both follow instructions and be self relient. For more/extensive details please feel free to text or send or email!


18-Apr-24
Joe Turek - 7346491057 - joeturek9@gmail.com
Position: Foredeck,Mast,Pit,Grinder,Jib Trimmer,Main Trimmer
Experience: Advanced
Comments: 6'2" 160# 34yo. I've been racing since I was 15. I've completed 13 Port Huron Macks and 4 Chicago Macks, mostly on a Peterson/Serendipity 43. Grew up racing on Lake St Claire, Lower Lake Huron, and Western Lake Erie. Currently residing and racing in Muskegon on a NM 30. I am happy to provide more details of my experience by request.


20-Apr-24
Victoria Yeager - 2147088735 - editor@chuckyeager.com
Position: Jib Trimmer,Main Trimmer,Helm
Experience: Intermediate
Comments: As to beginner or intermediate, it depends on your boat. I've handled mainsail, jib, and helm. I've raced very small boats as skipper., raced handling the jib on a large boat across the English Channel and on the Solent.


04-May-24
Paige Loskill - 2488042264 - ploskill@orchardlakecc.com
Position: All Positions
Experience: Intermediate
Comments: I have been teaching and running a youth and adult sailing program for the past four years. Most of my experience is on smaller 20/30 ft sailboats but I do also have some experience on SC70’s. I’m young and nimble, and I pride myself on my dedication to quality and integrity. I’d love to be out this year for the centennial.


06-May-24
Sean O’Toole - 6306074986 - s.otoole2902@hotmail.com
Position: All Positions
Experience: Beginner
Comments: Hello my name is Sean. Looking for a boat to crew for this years race. My sailing experience is limited to racing small J31’s. I’m function well in high stress situations, very easy to get along with, hard worker, and fast learner. I grew up on the lakes up north around 40mile point in my childhood. Also I have been a Paramedic/Critical Care Paramedic for over 18 years so any injury of medical issue can be handled. Hopefully someone still looking for a hardworking quick learning hand. Please reach out my cell is best


13-May-24
Nicholas Marion - 7347875294 - nmarion@umich.edu
Position: All Positions
Experience: Intermediate
Comments: Hello, I have crewed and skippered on dingies for several years. I have lots of experience racing dingies, mainly on Flying Scots and JY15s. I also have some experience sailing and crewing on keelboats. I'm open to sailing with any level of competitor. If you're looking for crew, give me a call.


17-May-24
Cynthia Cassell - 2486724431 - cynthiacassell@gmail.com
Position: Jib Trimmer,Main Trimmer,Helm
Experience: Advanced
Comments: I have recently been on crews for C&C 35, NA 40 and J120 - I am NOT looking to race the MAC, I am looking for Grosse Pointe races.


01-May-24
Jim Norris - "GHOST" - Olson 30
Contact: 5197333145 - jimliznorris@yahoo.com
Positions Needed: All Positions
Experience Desired: Intermediate
Comments: HAVE BOAT-WILL TRAVEL: I have the boat, new sails, ready to race. The boat is on a trailer and ramp launched so no delivery needed. It is fun for racing not cruising. I will bring the boat and over 50-yrs experience. You will share the entry fee, pay your own expenses, and supply time and effort needed to launch, rig pre-race and de-rig and haul out post race. You will be easy going, friendly, and have fun. If interested contact me now at email, home3 OR 4049069292. If I get enough crew, game on.