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Beau Geste finishes Mackinac race first in rainstorm

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Beau Geste approaches the finish line in the Bayview Mackinac race Sunday. Other boats are expected to finish today.   (MARCIN CHUMICKI/Bayview Mackinac race)MACKINAC ISLAND -- Beau Geste, the 80-foot maxi out of Hong Kong, was the first to cross the finish line in the Pure Michigan Bayview Mackinac race at about 6:10 p.m. Sunday, ahead of Doug DeVos' 86-foot

Windquest.Windquest finished at 8:18 p.m.

Beau Geste crossed in a driving rainstorm, with visibility so bad it was difficult to see the boat until it was close to the finish, even with its 130-foot mast and sails.

Owner Karl Kwok said he wouldn't worry about whether he corrected to win until later.  more...


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