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Mackinac race ratings can be confusing

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Don't feel bad if you don't understand the handicapping and rating system in the Port Huron-to-Mackinac race.

Not many people do.

"It's confusing," said Nick Ward of Fort Gratiot, who will crew on Fine Line. "It can even be confusing for people that race."

A lot goes into the rating systems, which help decide the winners of those coveted pennants given away on the island. A boat's rating is combined with its time to the island to create a corrected time, which determines the winners.  more...


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