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Pentastar Aviation Congratulates Winners of the Bell’s® Beer Bayview Mackinac Race

Waterford, Mich. – Pentastar Aviation, a proud sponsor of the Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race since 2015, congratulates the 17 winners of the 94th running that ended on Tuesday, July 17. The world’s longest consecutively run freshwater race is organized by the Bayview Yacht Club.

“Congratulations are certainly in order for all the winners and those that crossed the finish line this year,” said Greg Schmidt, Pentastar Aviation’s President & CEO. “It was one of the longest races in decades and, due to low winds, many participants had to drop out.  I am sure it will provide many interesting stories that will be talked about for years to come, and Pentastar Aviation was proud to be a sponsor.”

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“We cherish the partnership between Pentastar Aviation and Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race and appreciate their commitment to one of the summer’s top events,” said Gary Shoemaker, 2018 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race Chair. “The outstanding sailing we saw on the waters parallels the excellent service Pentastar Aviation possesses in the air. Whether it is to join the fleet for the party on Island after the race or just flying up for a family vacation, Pentastar provides a fast and convenient way to get to Mackinac.”

About Pentastar Aviation

Pentastar Aviation, wholly owned by Edsel B. Ford II, is a leader in the world of business aviation, providing aircraft management, advisory services, aircraft maintenance, avionics services, interior services and award-winning FBO services. Air charter transportation services are provided by Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc., a U.S. FAR Part 135 on-demand air carrier, or by other U.S. FAR Part 135 certificated on-demand air carriers arranged by Pentastar Aviation, LLC. Their team is committed to delivering the highest standards of safety and service excellence to their customers.

Pentastar Aviation has been servicing regional and global travelers for more than 50 years and is headquartered at Oakland County International Airport (PTK). For more information, please visit

About Bayview Yacht Club

Bayview Yacht Club, founded in 1915, is widely regarded as the premier sailing club in Michigan and the Midwest.  Located on the Detroit River near the mouth of Lake St. Clair, it has been hosting the Bayview Mackinac Race since 1925 and has more than 1,000 members.  For more information: