MACKINAC ISLAND, MI – Peter Thornton’s Volvo 70 IL MOSTRO broke its own race course record today in the 93rd Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race. The newly established elapsed time record for the 254-nautical mile Cove Island Course is 21:45:12. IL MOSTRO's previous record, set in 2015, was 23:39:54. IL MOSTRO missed breaking the course’s multihull record (held by Rick Warner’s ARETE) by a mere 15 seconds. Full story, a video and more pics on this year's raced organized, as always, by Detroit's esteemed Bayview Yacht Club on the Bayview-Mac Facebook page here.
Peter Thornton (second from left) with his record-setting team on IL MOSTRO shortly after finishing the 93rd Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race today.