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2017 Scotch Bonnet Light Race Cancelled

Due to high water on Lake Ontario and its effect on our facilities, Genesee Yacht Club will not be able to host the event this year.
Please join us June 22-24th, 2018 for the next Scotch Bonnet Light Race.
It will be the most awesome race ever.

Welcome to the NEW Scotch Bonnet Light Race website.

From here you can:

Our Invitation

Fellow Sailors,
Another racing season is upon us and it is my sincere pleasure to invite you to Genesee Yacht Club's premier event, the 46th Scotch Bonnet Light Race, June 23 - 25 2017.. This race is a test of skill and endurance. This year we ask you to join in again or try it for the first time, and Go for the Light!.
Notice of Race (NOR) and Registration is open here on our new website. The NOR contains all of the registration details, crew list, border crossing, and equipment requirements. Please review the entire package and be sure to bring your forms at check-in.
The Scotch Bonnet Light Race committee is working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and when registering for the race consider making a charitable donation to that organization. Furthermore, any profits from this event will be given to this highly regarded association. It is the nation’s clearinghouse on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children though training in schools and supporting law enforcement.
For the second year we have opened the race to more participants by introducing a new division that supports boats that are cruising genoa only. A plaque and wooden keeper trophy will be awarded to the best performance boat in that division. Please reach out to your cruising friends and make plans to race this year ! ! ! !
Again this year we are a register event with the Summer Sailstice international celebration of sailing. This event is sponsored by numerous sailing companies. The registration is free and there is no obligation for a chance to win one of many giveaways. Please explore to sign up for our Sailstice event and register yourself for the many prizes. This is not a requirement for SBLR, but merely an option.
We are awarding some fine wooden keeper trophies handmade from our supplier in Australia. There will be an awards picnic on Sunday featuring live music, food, and drink to celebrate the race. We look forward to seeing you on the starting line June 23rd.
A LYRA Tier 2 event.


Rob Reisch - 2017 SBLR Chairman
email: [rv.reisch [at]]
phone or text: 585-414-1982

Live Music at the Sunday Picnic by Special Blend. Check them out on Youtube.


Invitation 2017 (PDF)
2017 Notice of Race - Preliminary (PDF)
2017 Sailing Instructions - Preliminary (PDF)

2017 Poster (PDF)
Perpetual Trophy Winners - 2016 (PDF)
Event Date Formula (PDF)
Historical - Event committee Chairs (PDF)
Course Chart - Spinnaker(JPG)

Old Scotch Bonnet Website

Genesee Yacht Club

Link to GYC
Link to National Center for Missing and exploited children
Link to Soltice - Scotch Bonnet
Link to New website

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