The 96th Bayview Mackinac Race – presented this year by Atwater Brewery – is still a go for next month. The race is set to begin July 11th in Port Huron and end at Mackinac Island. Chris Clark, chairman of the Bayview Mackinac Race, tells WPHM participation is down, as expected. “Right now we’ve got about 130 (boats), give or take our participation is down roughly 50-percent,” said Clark. He says a few modifications to the race have been made, including eliminating the Cove Island course this year due to the Canadian border being closed to non-essential travel. He also says the celebration after the race on the island has also been called off. Festivities leading up to the race in Port Huron are also canceled. Those include the annual Blue Water Fest, the Rotary Club’s International Day parade, and Operation Transformation’s Family Night.