Scotch Bonnet 2017 header
2009 - Howe family
2007 - Bob Fields
2007 - Bob Fields
2007 - Bob Fields
2013 - Doug McKnight

Welcome to the NEW Scotch Bonnet Light Race website.

We are pretty excited about an all new website.
Sam Weiner and hosted us for our first 11 years of having on-line registration. We first provided online registration in 2006, one of the first events on Lake-O to do so.

From here you can:

Check us out, register soon for the 46th Scotch Bonnet Light Race June 23-25 2017.

Scotch Bonnet 2016

Excellent Value.

With light air, this years race took a long time, as a result, the cost per hour was quite low making the 2016 Scotch Bonnet Light Race an excellent value. Friday's Sunset awesome, mostly clear, the second sunset on Saturday was phenomenal with some clouds. With a nearly full moon it was never dark. It was relatively warm, only light layers were needed. Never a chance of rain. Because of the long time on the lake, people report consuming most of their provisions, especially the good stuff. No boats completed the race all the way back to Rochester within the time limit, so Island times were used to score the race.
John Andersen (No Agenda) won the Genoa Only fleet (Stewart Trophy) for the 2nd year in a row, single handed against boats with crews.
Peter Davidson (Silver Bullet) was the overall winner of the Spinnaker Fleet (Allen Trophy) and also won the Founder's cup.
23 boats started the race, 4 new skippers.
Everyone said they had a good time and plan to return next year.


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

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

Old Website

Genesee Yacht Club

Link to GYC