Quick Info

Date: Sunday, July 23, 2023

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


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 launched without a sticker will be ineligible to race.   

Boats should arrive clean, drained, and dry.   If you want to be sure, stop at a boat washing station on the way.  Boats that fail inspection and need cleaning can be taken to the Lake Durant boat wash two miles away.   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

   8:30-9:45  check-in outside the fire station across from beach for race day entries, number pickup, and BluMouLA-BuFuRa racing swag (while it lasts)

  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.   For other boats please contact the race director

Age/Gender Categories: all NYPRA categories

Entry Fees:

Adults-$25 pre-registered, $35 race day  (or skip the BluMouLA-BuFuRa hat and save $10)

Kids 11 and under, $15 pre-registered, $25 race day

Website: www.BMLBuoyRace.com

For pre-registration click: BluMouLA-BuFuRa Registration

Pre-registration closes at Noon on Saturday, July 22

Race Director: Aims "Andy" Coney - AndyConey@PObox.com