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Alex Zimmerman - 3132680571 - aamzimmerman@gmail.com
Position: Pit,Grinder,Jib Trimmer,Main Trimmer,Tactician,Helm
Experience: Advanced
Comments: Have 2 BYC Macs under my belt, 9 years of junior sailing, 4 years of high school sailing, 2 years of college sailing, and 3 years of coaching.

Ryan Kilpatrick - 4193022079 - kilpatrick.18@gmail.com
Position: Foredeck,Mast,Grinder,Jib Trimmer,Main Trimmer
Experience: Beginner
Comments: Sailor with 10 years cruising/club racing experience on inland lakes, but novice to racing on the great lakes. Have ASA 101, 103, 104. Looking to crew on my first race on the great lakes and willing to work any position on the boat. Hard worker, willing to learn. I live in Cincinnati, Ohio, but am willing to come to Toledo/Detroit area a few times to crew prior to the race. Looking for Chicago-Mac, Port Huron-Mac, Mills race, or assistance in delivering boats between home ports to/from Mackinac.

Robert Ferguson - 16473767504 - bob.ferguson@sympatico.ca
Position: Foredeck,Mast,Pit,Sewer,Grinder,Jib Trimmer,Main Trimmer,Tactician,Helm,All Positions
Experience: Professional
Comments: 40 years of racing on lake Ontario-I have raced the LO300-and many other long distance races on lake Ontario - my boat which is an Express 30 rigged for racing has placed or finished well in many long distance regattas such as the GHYRA races & LOSHRA races.

Matt Warner - 2487633928 - matt.warner@avl.com
Position: Foredeck,Mast,Grinder,Jib Trimmer,Main Trimmer,Helm,All Positions
Experience: Advanced
Comments: Looking to crew for the Mac Race and through the season. I grew up sailing in Michigan and have done some ocean sailing. Currently, I own and race Lightning sailboats on Cass Lake in the Michigan district. I am a member at Pontiac Yacht Club (PYC) for many years now. Throughout the years there have been many types of boats that I have sailed on form Catamarans, J35, J120, Catalina 30, C&C41, C&C36, Lightning, etc.…

Jim Bulin - 2483490254 - seablister@protonmail.com
Position: Mast,Pit,Jib Trimmer,Tactician
Experience: Advanced
Comments: Experience... 47 Macs (15 CYC & 32 BYC), 30 to 50 footers. First 17 years with same crew on three different craft (35 North Star, 38 Catalina & 42 Reichel Pugh) with same owners (Replogle & Sullivan). Specialty now... Using polars to make moment by moment nav. decisions to maximize speed toward mark. You provide your polar diagram several weeks before the race and I'll bring a tool to facilitate those decisions.

McKenzie Frame - 3133840002 - mckenzieframe702@gmail.com
Position: Foredeck,Pit,Grinder,Jib Trimmer,Main Trimmer
Experience: Beginner
Comments: Most of my sailing experience is with dinghy racing. I grew up racing in DRYA on Lake St Clair. Recently raced a j/109 boat in the Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta with the Western Sailing Team. Two summers ago I gained some experience sailing on Solution a Farr 40 at Bayview. Currently, I am the Commodore of the Western sailing team and I am looking to improve my career in big boat racing.

Cassidy Chalut - 8108454471 - cassidychalut@gmail.com
Position: Mast,Pit,Sewer,Grinder,Jib Trimmer,Main Trimmer
Experience: Beginner
Comments: I am currently racing dingy sailboats at Western Michigan University. I have been sailing with the team for two years and I am also currently the Race Captain for the team. I was mast and squirrel for the Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta at the Larchmont Yacht Club in New York last year. Most of my experience is dingy sailing but I am looking to gain experience in big boat racing.

Christopher Miotke - 2483901888 - senseimiotke@gmail.com
Position: Jib Trimmer,Tactician,Helm
Experience: Advanced
Comments: Have 20 MACS, lots of NOODS etc, past watch captain, helm, navigator, trimmer. Atlantic crossing, Bermuda. Have missed the last 2 MACS because of work schedule, cleared that up!

Aaron Noble - 214.392.3985 - a.d.noble@live.com
Position: All Positions
Experience: Advanced
Comments: I've raced: 2 Chicago Macs (2014, 2018 - J105 both times) 1 Harvest Moon (2018 - Endeavor 51) 2 Deliveries ~1000 nm offshore ~37 hours offshore helmsman 1 J105 North American Championship (Little Traverse Bay) 2 J105 Midwinter Championships (Galveston Bay and Eagle Mountain Lake) 3 J-Fest Southwest Regattas (Galveston Bay) 2 Catalina 22 Championships (Regionals and Nationals both 2017) Limited experience on J42, J80, J70, J24, J22, and Laser 2 Racing ~40 weekends per year for last 6 years (J105) IN SEARCH OF: Crew postition - any position - most proficient at foredeck/ mast and trimmer/grinder Ideal scenario - double handed. I'm trying to take my offshore sailing to the next level!

Kevan Pigott - 4195082797 - pigottkj@miamioh.edu
Position: Foredeck,Mast,Pit,Sewer,Grinder,Jib Trimmer,Main Trimmer
Experience: Advanced
Comments: looking to crew for the mac, as well as any other races between Cleveland and Detroit. NCYC member from Toledo Ohio, where I have sailed since Opti's and was part of the jr race-team. I am a junior at Miami University studying computer engineering, where I have been on the sailing team since freshmen year. I have experience on dinghy's and keelboats, and I am no stranger to foul weather and overnight races. most recently I participated in the 2018 mills race, the windsor overnight, and the race for the cure.

Adam Schwarzweller - 5857344333 - aksnys13@gmail.com
Position: All Positions
Experience: Advanced
Comments: I am a fit 27 year old sailor. I have extensive experience on one-design boats, specifically J24's, J22's, Sonars, etc. I can sail in any position. Over the past few years, I have been at the helm, bow, have trimmed and called tactics. I regularly sail on other boats at J24 regattas on the East Coast, and have sailed the Mac before.

Cory Heid - 7347351243 - fatkenyan23@gmail.com
Position: Foredeck,Mast,Pit,Sewer,Grinder,Jib Trimmer,Main Trimmer
Experience: Advanced
Comments: 15 years of sailing as foredeck, mast, and trim, 1 port to mac, 1 chi to mac. Very comfortable in doing all positions. Would love to do some practice sails and other races throughtout the summer season.

Scott Partridge - 952-681-0802 - smptc73@yahoo.com
Position: All Positions
Experience: Advanced
Comments: Native son recently returned to the Detroit area and looking for a program to sail weeknights, DRYA events, and the Bell's Mac after 20 years away. Experience - 25+ years racing in Minneapolis, Chicago, and Detroit - J22, J24, Capri 25, J30, Santana 35, J35, J105, Beneteau 36.7, J109, Hunter 375, First 375, Frers 50. 15 PH-Macs, 5 Chi-Macs, Mills Race, Queens Cup, Tri-State, NOODs, Verve Cup, and more. Have performed just about every position on the boat - trimming, driving, and bartending preferred.

Greg Kafka - 714-404-5334 - grkafka@dslextreme.com
Position: Foredeck,Mast,Pit,Sewer,Grinder,Jib Trimmer,Main Trimmer,Tactician,Helm,All Positions
Experience: Advanced
Comments: Looking for a ride for the Bayview Mackinac Race 2019! I am 50 years old, 6”1”tall and 195 lbs and offer a lifetime (45 years) of sailing / racing experience that ranges from dinghies to large offshore keelboats. My experience ranges from buoy racing to off shore distance racing. I live in Southern California and have done numerous west coast distance races including races from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta, close to 20 Newport-Ensenada races and races from Oakland to Catalina. I am comfortable and proficient in all positions and am definitely a team player. Let’s Talk!

Michael B. - mbrennan75@gmail.com
Position: Mast,Pit,Grinder,Jib Trimmer,Helm
Experience: Intermediate
Comments: 28yo, 6'2" 15+ years sailing experience, racing weekly. Tripp 38, J/44s, 105s, 109s, Etchells, J/70s. Former College sailor for UVM. Resident emergency medicine physician, can be boat doctor :) Plenty of offshore experience, most recently St. Pete, FL to Habana.

Robin Munden - 847-828-1190 - robinmunden@sbcglobal.net
Position: Jib Trimmer,Tactician,Helm
Experience: Advanced
Comments: As crew or owner/skipper 40 Chicago-Mackinac, 15 Bayview-Mackinac, 1 Fastnet, 1 Trans Superior, 2 SORCs, 2 Chicago to Sarnia, 40 plus years Great Lakes Racing. Category 1 sailor and this year Safety at Sea 2 day international certificate.

Sean Fronce - 3154406665 - fronce315@gmail.com
Position: All Positions
Experience: Advanced
Comments: I have 7 years of sailing experience in all positions. Including 4 years of college sailing and 3 years competitively racing and teaching learn to sail classes in college.

Karen Hartley - 616-745-2175 - youngathart.k@gmail.com
Position: Pit,Sewer,Jib Trimmer,Main Trimmer,Tactician,Helm
Experience: Intermediate
Comments: Experienced sailor. Have sailed 4 previous "Mac" races, both Chicago and Bayview in 2017, 2018. 40+ years active sailing, 25+ years racing experience - mostly Lake Michigan circuit. Numerous Queen's Cup, Tripp Cup, Clipper Cup, etc. Good under pressure. Have current Safety at Sea - Offshore 2-day and American Red Cross First Aid and CPR certificates.

Jess Gula - 586-817-1179 - jgula1395@gmail.com
Position: All Positions
Experience: Intermediate
Comments: This would be my first mackinac race, but I’ve had about 2-3 summers experience of racing big boats throughout metro Detroit. In addition, I have experience sailing dinghies (3 years in high school and 4 in college) and have been a sailing instructor and sailing coach for the past 6 years.

Joshua J Spano - 5862927736 - joshua.j.spano@wmich.edu
Position: Mast,Pit,Grinder,Jib Trimmer,Main Trimmer
Experience: Beginner
Comments: I'm looking to crew on a boat for Bayview Mackinac and also any other race around the Detroit area. I am currently a Junior Sailing Coach for 2 seasons and have 4 years of college sailing experience. I have crewed on a J111, express 37, J109, and T10. This would be my first Mackinac race but I am a quick learner and very motivated to get on a boat this year.

James Neate - 7054411538 - jwneate@hotmail.com
Position: Foredeck,Mast,Pit,Sewer,Grinder,Jib Trimmer,Main Trimmer,Tactician
Experience: Advanced
Comments: Looking to crew! 20 years old, experience on J/70, Laser, 10r, express 30 etc

Alvin Fick - 2487623528 - alfickjr@yahoo.com
Position: All Positions
Experience: Advanced
Comments: completed 37 Bayview Macs, 30 Chicago MAcs very fit 66 year old, still dance the foredeck with the best. sailed on many Bayview boats over the last 35 years

Matt Patrick - 7652129586 - mattleepatrick@gmail.com
Position: Foredeck,Mast,Pit,Sewer,Grinder,Jib Trimmer,Main Trimmer
Experience: Intermediate
Comments: This is my fourth season crewing out of GIYC. I typically crew on an Abbott 33, with most experience on foredeck, main trim, and midship. I am new to racing (four years) but have learned quickly and can provide references for a number of skippers I have crewed for. I am 28 years old, and fit. I work as an engineer in the automotive industry. I am also interested in transiting for the return trip.

Steve - 810-531-7433 - sfair@renewalcenter.org
Position: Foredeck,Pit,Sewer,Grinder,Jib Trimmer,Main Trimmer,Helm
Experience: Advanced
Comments: Our boat just had to drop out with keel issues and I would like to crew with you! As a 20 yr vet of double handing and the Mac, I am an asset at any position of your boat. Competitive and love meeting new people! 48 yr old in good shape.

Thom Eis - 9136694729 - thomaseis1957@gmail.com
Position: All Positions
Experience: Intermediate
Comments: Intermediate sailor with 30+ yrs exp. sailing Hobie's and last 2 Mac races. Looking to fill in for any last minute Crew emergencies. Will be in Port Huron tonight.

Michael Goran - "Vanguard" - Mumm36
Contact: 2486455275 - mike_goran@yahoo.com
Positions Needed: All Positions
Experience Desired: Intermediate
Comments: One of our long time crew must be out of the country during the race. We need a competent racer to replace him. Please reply with an email if you are interested.

Ted Mayer - "Praeceptor" - C&C35 Mark 1
Contact: 3135989408 - tgmayer@yahoo.com
Positions Needed: Foredeck,Mast,Jib Trimmer
Experience Desired: Advanced
Comments: Loss of one of my bet crew with sudden family emergency. please advise about your interest asap

Cameron Paine - "Underdog" - C&C 35
Contact: 5195623107 - Cpaine@buckinghamrealty.ca
Positions Needed: Not specified
Experience Desired: Intermediate
Comments: Looking for an extra hand, we have lots of experienced crew just short a body this year. Boat is sailed well, new sails. We are competitive and typically do well in the fleet.

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