Watching the Chicago Yacht Club's "Chicago to Mackinac Race" form the water

Each season, there are some great sailboat & yacht races which start at, end at, and pass through Mackinac Island's waters.

Watching boats sail across the finish line from a kayak is an incredible way to take in the sport. You get unmatched views that make amazing memories and photographs.

Use the calendar below to find the race you want to see, and then schedule your kayak or SUP tour to watch them cross the line. These are typically some of our most popular tours - so book your reservation well in advance to secure your time!


 Il Mostro, first across in the 2013 Bayview Yacht Club - Race to Mackinac Shore Course.

JULY 2014

Saturday, July 5th
The Pink Pony
 "Fourth of July Sailboat Race"

Saturday, July 12th
Start of the Bayview Yacht Club & Bell's Beer 90th "Port Huron to Mackinac Island Race"

Wednesday, July 16th
Mackinac Island "Round the Island Race"

Sailboats in the 2012 Port Huron to Mackinac RaceThursday, July 17th
Unfortunately the 2014 "MacMan" has been cancelled.

Saturday, July 19th
Start of the Chicago Yacht Club's 106th "Race to Mackinac"

Sailboats in the 2012 Port Huron to Mackinac RaceAUGUST 2014

Saturday, August 30th
Horn's Bar "Labor Day Regatta" around Mackinac Island