It’s the sailboat race that is defying all the odds. Bayview Yacht Club says their 96th Port Huron to Mackinac Race is still a go albeit quite different from years past. Chairman Chirs Clark tells WPHM that racers this year will only have limited time to dock on Mackinac island, just enough to pack up their sails and fill out paperwork. Clark says they will then go to the mainland – either St. Ignace or Mackinac City – for dockage. He says the change is due to state regulations at the DNR managed harbor on Mackinac Island. Clark says despite the harbor issue, Mackinac island plans to give Bayveiw races a warm welcome when they cross the finish line. “I was just up on the island, met with a lot of our partners up on the island and had a meeting with the mayor,” said Clark. “They were all very positive and they’re looking forward to the race.” This year’s Bayview Mackinac Race will begin July 11th in Lower Lake Huron and will end at a finish line near the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Clark says he anticipates about 100 participants for this year’s running, the 96th annual Bayview-Mackinac race.