June 13, 2013The Second Annual Acura ‘Sailing Under The Stars’ Charity Preview event is 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday, at Bayview Yacht Club.
The charity preview/kickoff event for the 2013 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race features live entertainment, food from up to 25 local restaurants and a display of sailboats taking part in the annual race.
Last year’s event raised $25,000 for charity and this year the event hopes to raise at least $40,000 for six local charities: Autism Speaks, COTS, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Matrix Human Services, Play Place for Autistic Children and Rose Hill Center.
Tickets are $75 per person and available to members, as well as non-members. They can be purchased at
During the process of purchasing a ticket, guests will pick which charity they would like proceeds of their ticket to benefit. Valet parking is included in the price of the ticket.
Participating restaurants are Bayview Yacht Club, bd’s Mongolian Grill, Blufin Sushi Bar, Continental Catering & Events, D’Amato’s Restaurant, Hamlin Pub Catering, Hudson Café, Kaleidoscope Catering, LaMarsa, Majestic Café, Palm Palace, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Santorini Estiatorio Detroit, Sindbad’s Restaurant & Marina, Vinomondo Wine Bar & Brew Pub, Vintage Tavern.
Music will be performed on two stages by Persuasion and Sin Hielo and the evening will be emceed by FOX 2’s Ryan Ermanni. Dress is summer chic.
This summer’s Bayview Mackinac Race begins Saturday, July 20, in Port Huron and ends Monday, July 22, in Mackinac.
As of Tuesday, June 11, there are 232 entries in the race in five divisions.
There is the Cove Island and Shore courses.