A sunny downwind start led to torrential downpours and lightning-filled squalls for the Pure Michigan Bayview Mackinac Race – the second half of the famous Midwest classics that we’ve been covering for almost ten days. The fleet is now headed upwind to the finish at Mackinac Island, with the leaders set to arrive tonight. Thanks to Point Loma Outfitting and WxRouting.com, we’ve been able to bring you pictures, video, and commentary from on the water and off, and we’ll wrap up our coverage of these great events from the Island tomorrow night. In the meantime, you can track the entire fleet, including the 60′ trimaran Earth Voyager and the MaxZ86 Windquest as they battle for first-to-finish honors in the wee hours after being seperated by two miles or less for nearly the entire race. You can check out the videos we shot of the final few starts in Port Huron, and you can see the festivities that led to us being so hung over on Saturday morning that we missed the rest of them. And you can just read the whole damned thread for all of it (and follow along as we go to the land of fudge, fatasses, and feces tomorrow).