This year, Summer Sailstice coincides with the 43rd Scotch Bonnet Light Race hosted by the Genesee Yacht Club. We are delighted to add our event to this global celebration of sailing! We start near sunset on Friday evening from the foot of the Genesee River, racing overnight across Lake Ontario to round the Scotch Bonnet Light (on the south shore of Canada) and return to Rochester Harbor the next day, covering approximately 92 NM. The race was originally designed as a test of navigation skills and an offshore challenge to regional racers. It has become an honored tradition and rite of passage for GYC members and Lake Ontario sailors, and is one of the first major racing events on the Lake every year. The weekend culminates with an Awards ceremony, picnic, live music and festivities on Sunday afternoon.
All offshore capable boats are welcome. For more information or to register for the race, visit our website at: http://myyc.org/site/sblr, or our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scotch-Bonnet-Light-Race.
Genesee Yacht Club, Rochester NY
We are delighted to add more activities to our action-packed weekend! There will be a Sailstice weekend/SBLR kick off party Friday night on the GYC porch. This is a great opportunity for those who are not involved in the race to participate in Sailstice weekend! Bid our racers Bon Voyage, then stick around for some fun of your own! BYOB and a dish to pass.