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Bernida gets second wind

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GOOD AS NEW: Bernida, a 32-foot sloop, sailed in the first Port Huron-to-Mackinac race in 1925. The boat was found in Frankfort and has been restored.DETROIT -- In its prime, Bernida was a classic racing machine that outperformed a dozen boats in the first Port Huron-to-Mackinac race in 1925. The 32-foot boat, an R-Class sloop with an open cockpit -- no cabin for the crew -- won again two years later.Lost for decades, the Bernida, restored to all its former glory, will be on display in the Mackinac Island marina this summer. Its owner hopes to race it to Mackinac Island in 2011.   more...


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