Bayview Yacht Club looks to rescue its business, sport of sailing
Club leadership hopes the completion of more than $5 million of renovations at the 86-year-old clubhouse on Connor Creek will start a resurgence and help the club emerge from a perfect storm. Membership has been shrinking. Its signature Bayview Mackinac Race limped forward last year amid the pandemic and it lost its title sponsor Bell’s Brewery after a decade. In another cruel twist, its century-old Queen City tugboat, being used as a temporary clubhouse during renovations, sank in March, leaving the club with just a tent to bring members together.
The new 13,000-square-foot clubhouse, expanded by 2,700 square feet, is a shrine to the club’s storied sailing history with new amenities meant to grow its niche and lure outsiders.
Food and beverage overhaul
Mackinac race keeps afloat
Posted By: Crain’s Detroit Business on May 9, 2021. For more information, please click here to read the source article.
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