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Crew members on Windquest, of Macatawa Yacht Club, work the boat as they sail in the PFRH A Class during the start of the Port Huron-to-Mackinac Race on Lake Huron, Saturday, July 12, 2014 in Port Huron, Mich. (AP Photo/The Port Huron Times Herald, Jeffrey Smith) NO SALES (JEFFREY SMITH)

Capers of the Mentor Harbor Yacht Club, smiles as it leads Carinthia, of Bayview Yacht Club, and Night Moves, of Bayview Yacht Club during the start of the Port Huron-to-Mackinac Race on Lake Huron, Saturday, July 12, 2014 in Port Huron, Mich. (AP Photo/The Port Huron Times Herald, Mark R. Rummel) NO SALES (Mark R. Rummel)

Sailboats are seen from above Saturday, July 12, 2014, during the start of the Port Huron-to-Mackinac Race on Lake Huron in Port Huron, Mich. (AP Photo/The Port Huron Times Herald, Jeffrey Smith) (Jeffrey Smith)

Sailboats in the Beneteau First 36.7 and the Level 35 classes line up as they start the race Port Huron to Mackinac Island sailboat race Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Port Huron, Mich. (AP Photo/Times Herald, Mark R. Rummel) (MARK R. RUMMEL)

Defiance, of the Chicago Yacht Club, passes the starting line in PHRF A Class on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Port Huron, Mich., in the Port Huron to Mackinac sailboat race. (AP Photo/Times Herald, Andrew Jowett) (Andrew Jowett)
Windquest 1st finisher at fast Port Huron-Mackinac
Windquest 1st across line at swift running of 90th annual Port Huron to Mackinac Island race

Posted on July 13, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on July 13, 2014 at 4:52 p.m.

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — The lead boats have finished the 90th annual Port Huron to Mackinac Island race.

The website of the Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit shows that Windquest was across the finish line in northern Lake Huron at 6:15 p.m. Sunday. It says Il Mostro was in by 7:15 p.m.

Conditions were near perfect Saturday as more than 200 sailboats set off just north are off from near the Blue Water Bridge at Port Huron.

Bell’s Brewery sponsors the race. Race chairman Art LeVasseur says winds were ideal for the racers.

The winners are based on a handicapping system that considers each boat’s ability. There are two courses, one called the Cove Island and the other called the Shore Course.

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Race tracking and details: http://www.bycmack.com