Pentastar Aviation and the Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race extend partnership


Greg Schmidt

Waterford, MI. – June 25, 2018 – Pentastar Aviation announced today it has extended its partnership with the Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race for 2018. Pentastar has been a sponsor of the race since 2015. The world’s longest consecutively run freshwater race, organized by the century-old Bayview Yacht Club, is in its 94th running.

“We cherish the partnership between Pentastar Aviation and Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race,” said Gary Shoemaker, 2018 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race Chair. “The top-quality sailing we have on the waters is the same top-notch quality that Pentastar Aviation has in the air. Taking a jet charter to the island would provide quite the spectacular view of all our boats below. We appreciate our partner’s commitment to one of the summer’s top events.”

“It’s an honour to support the Bayview Yacht Club and the regional sailing community during this iconic race,” said Greg Schmidt, Pentastar Aviation’s President & CEO. “We are looking forward to another exciting race.”

Registration is now closed and preparations for the 202 boats and more than 2,500 sailors participating in this year’s running are well underway. The race begins at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 14 just north of the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron. The competitors will cover either 204 or 259 nautical miles of Lake Huron, depending on class and wind, over two to four days and finish at Mackinac Island in the Straits of Mackinac.