2019 NOR is now available. Registration for 2019 is online now.
Welcome to the Scotch Bonnet Light Race website.
From here you can:
- Register for the event.
- See who else is registered.
- View the results when they are in.
- Look at results and History going back as far as 1972.
- Surf Links related to the event.
Another racing season is upon us and it is my sincere pleasure to invite you to Genesee Yacht Club's premier event, the 48th Scotch Bonnet Light Race, June 21 - 23, 2019. This race is a test of skill and endurance, and a rite of passage for local sailors. This year we ask you to join in again or try it for the first time. The offshore adventure awaits you!
Notice of Race (NOR) and Registration are here on our website. The NOR (under Documents) 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. To register click Registration-Competetors-Results.
The Scotch Bonnet Light Race committee is working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and when completing the registration 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.
In order to encourage more participants, we will continue the new division again this year for 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 https://www.summersailstice.com/event/scotch-bonnet-light-race-0 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.
This event is a qualifying race for both the LYRA Boat of the Year and PHRF-LO Chapman Season Awards.
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 21st.
Bring your A game - Offshore Racing
2019 SBLR Chairman Genesee Yacht Club
email: [kevinreilly13 [at] gmail.com]
phone or text: 585 500 5489
Live Music at the Sunday Picnic by Special Blend. Check them out on Youtube.