Over 100 boats crossed the Start Line on Saturday, July 16th to compete in either the long 300 nm course (Main Duck), or the shorter 200 nm course (Scotch Bonnet). Fourteen of those in the Main Duck challenge had also registered to circumnavigate Lake Ontario twice as part of the 2nd running of the LO600 Challenge.
The results are in. Congratulations to all racers who took the podium and/or won a trophy. This was a tough year to finish and winning a flag or trophy makes it a special victory. I've provided a link below to a list of trophy winners, photo contest winners and winners of the Team Challenge. Check it all out.
A huge thank you from PCYC and LOOR to all our sponsors and supporters who's support helped enormously in the successful running of the 2016 Lake Ontario 300 & 600 Challenges presented by driveHG.ca. It couldn't have happened without you.
The Perseverance Trophy is awarded when there is a case where a yacht has persevered hardships to finish this challenge. It was started in 2009 and has not been awarded every year, but after a race like this there are a few stories that may qualify. We ask that you submit your stories to
in consideration for the Perseverance Trophy.
Within this month's E-newsletter check out the following links:
We're Not Done Yet!
Coming up in August - the hundred nautical mile race for singlehanded and short handed crews. Registration is still open. Keep in mind that this race is a qualifier for Great Lakes Singlehanded Society's (GLSS) series of solo races on the great lakes. See 2016
Lake Ontario Short-Handed Racing Series
We'll see you out on the water!
Chair, Lake Ontario Offshore Racing