July 30, 2019
Attorney Kyle Jazwiecki sailed in the 2019 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, July 20 - 22. Kyle and Boat Owner and Captain Steve Snare, Monroe, MI, finished first in the double -handed class. About 79 boats started the race with 61 boats completing the race. Out of the boats that finished, including fully-crewed boats, the two placed 52nd. This historic race has been held annually in late July since 1925. Competing boats travel north on Lake Huron from Port Huron to Mackinac Island on either the Shore Course (about 204 nautical miles) or the Cove Island Course (about 259 nautical miles). This year was Kyle’s first time participating in the race as a crew member. Kyle and Steve raced aboard a S2 9.1, a 30 foot sailboat, named “007.” The two completed the Shore Course on Monday afternoon, logging an elapsed time of 53 hours, 55 minutes, and 27 seconds. They experienced a wide variety of conditions on their way up the lake, which included brief storms and lots of upwind sailing. The Mackinac race was the highlight of Kyle and Steve’s successful double-handed racing season following another first in class finish in the 2019 Invitational Mills Trophy Race, held on Lake Erie, that took them from the Toledo Harbor Light to Put-In-Bay on June 7 - 9.
Kyle Jazwiecki (seated) races on Lake Huron on the OO7 with Captain Steve Snare.