Date: Sunday, July 25, 2021
BluMouLA-BuFuRa, the Prettiest Darn Race in America, offers 14, 7, and 1.5 mile courses amid spectacular scenery. Our 14-mile, race proceeds through the three lakes of the Eckford Chain to a buoy-turn in Lake Utowana, returns through Eagle Lake and turns left to follow the shores and bays of Blue Mountain Lake clockwise the long way back to town. The seven-miler is the clockwise loop alone, no easy race either. The hotly competed 1.5 mile course circles the nearest island and returns.
With top-notch competition on pristine water circled by mountains with open, often windswept, bays, narrow channels, and so many tight buoy turns, you will be challenged.
Start/Finish Location: Blue Mountain Lake Town Beach
PRE-REGISTRATION HIGHLY ENCOURAGED - Save $10 over signing up on race day- register online and bring exact cash or a check to "BMLA". Or, save another $5 by prepaying through PayPal, and save yet another $5 if you prepay and your boat has a NYPRA number.
MANDTORY BOAT INSPECTION for aquatic invasive species- all boats must be inspected prior to launching. A sticker will be placed on the left stern of boats that pass. Boats that fail and need cleaning can be taken to the Lake Durant boat wash two miles away or stop at a boat wash station on the way. Boats launched without a sticker will be ineligible to race. The only exception is boats resident on the Eckford Chain (Blue, Eagle, and Utowana Lakes) and which arrive by water.
Race Day Schedule:
8:30-9:45 MANDTORY boat inspection
9:00-9:45 check-in outside the fire station across from beach for race day payments, number pickup, and BluMouLA-BuFuRa racing hats (while they last)
10:00 captains' meeting
10:30 mass start for 14 and 7 mile races
10:32 mass start for 1.5 mile race
2:15 awards/prize table
Boat Types: canoes and kayaks per NYPRA classes & specs, plus stand up paddleboards, guideboats, rowing shells and the all-inclusive "other"
Age/Gender Categories: all NYPRA categories
Entry Fees: $45 on race day without pre-registration. $20 for 17&under. If preregistered, $35 on race day with exact change or a check payable to "BMLA", or $15 for pre-17&under. Prepay through PayPal and get another $5 off. If your boat has a current NYPRA race number and you prepay take yet another $5 off. Pre-registration closes at 6PM on Saturday, July 24
For pre-registration click: BluMouLA-BuFuRa Registration
To pre-pay with Paypal after preregistering click: BluMouLA-BuFuRa PayPal Pre-Payment
Pre-registration closes at 6PM on Saturday, July 24
Race Director: Aims "Andy" Coney - AndyConey@PObox.com