Please join us for the 43rd Scotch Bonnet Light Race, June 20th, 2014.
This year we are trying something different, the race is the weekend AFTER Father's Day weekend.
We are looking forward to even greater participation this year. Don’t miss out on the first major sailing race of the year on Lake Ontario!
We saw conditions that differed from recent years for 2013 giving us perfect wind and cooler conditions that made it a welcome change. These impressive conditions included clear visibility, beautiful sunset, incredible star viewing, and a beautiful sunrise.
A brisk wind of 10-15 kts most of the time made for fast sailing. It was a bit colder than recent years and a good test for using your gear.
Wayne Jurs traveled all the way from Port Huron Yacht Club, Lake Huron, to compete against Todd and Ryan Howe in the multi-hull fleet.
Two Single Handed Spinnaker racers. Scott Nichols (PYC) and Jon Flowerday (PYC).
An "Epic Race" said Jon Flowerday.
Long time Scotch Bonnet racer Bob Porter raced Hiawatha for the last time (boat sold). He capped off a great run by winning the Allen Trophy again.
Attendance was up a bit for another great race.
Thank you all who participated.
Perpetual trophy winners:
Warren Miller “New Issue” Trophy -First new skipper to finish on corrected time, Genoa Only course. Cora Sue - J34C - John Cake
Stewart Trophy - for the Best Corrected Time of the entire Non-Spinnaker Fleet: Orr What - Freedom 32 - Griffin Orr – University at Buffalo Sailing Team
Giambra Trophy -for the First Mono-Hull to Finish, Elapsed Time: Vitesse - Sabre 42 – Robert Fields
Founder's Cup - The first GYC yacht under 30' LOA to finish the regular course of the Scotch Bonnet Light Race:
Eagles Wings - J/80 - Dave and Lisa Smith
Allen Trophy -for the Best Corrected Time of the entire Spinnaker Fleet: Hiawatha - Catalina 38 – Robert Porter
SBLR Ernie Coleman Memorial Trophy
This perpetual award is presented to the best performing yacht club in the Scotch Bonnet Light Race based on each club's top 3 finishing sailboats. The Genesee Yacht Club proudly honors our former member and Lake Ontario renowned sailing legend through this memorial in his name to promote lake-wide SBLR participation and inter-club competition. It takes skill, knowledge, teamwork, and tenacity to win races. Ernie beheld these traits as a highly decorated sailor in his daily quest to "chase the wind". Honor your Desire - Make the rite of passage!
Winner: Genesee Yacht Club