August 10, 2016
Lake Ontario Offshore Racing
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2016 LO300 - A Classic Challenge in Race History!
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 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:
Winning Photos from the Photo Contest sponsored by   
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!
Joe Doris
Chair, Lake Ontario Offshore Racing 

High winds, Low winds, Head winds, Aft winds, Cross winds and No winds! The 2016 Lake Ontario 300 Challenge proved to be one of the classic challenges in the history of the race. Read More

Ontario Sailing Association - Offshore Racing Champions Announced:
The OSA Offshore Racing Champions for PHRF and IRC are calculated by the best combined record for the Susan Hood Trophy Race and the LO300.

This year's winners are:
IRC - Hot Water, a J133 skippered by John McLeod
PHRF - Tango, a Benneteau 36.7 skippered by Pierre Savard from RCYC

LOSHRS August 20th 100 Miler:

Race documents, including Sailing Instructions and Official Notice Board for LOSHRS will be on the Yacht Scoring site. Please check just before the race for any updates or amendments

Berthing at PCYC:     

Please note: If you are not a member of PCYC and plan to stay overnight at the club prior to the race, you must fill in a visitor registration form:

Eight bells.
Derek Hatfield, one of Canada's most respected sailors, has passed away at the age of 63 after a brief illness. Derek was one of us, started his sailing career in the Single-handed Racing Society (now LOSHRS) on Lake Ontario, raced in the LO300 back in the 1990's, and we all know what he went on to accomplish on the international stage. Our thoughts are with his wife Patianne, their children and extended family at this difficult time.

Book it, Danno!
The dates have been set for the 2016 LOOR banquets
The LOSHRS Banquet will be held on October 22nd, 2016 at PCYC.
The LO300 Banquet will be held at PCYC on November 12, 2016.

Full details will be in September's Newsletter 
Tracking the 300 

During the LO300/600 there were a small number of boats that experienced some technical issues with the YB trackers. The transmission problem was not discovered until most competitors had finished the race. During and immediately after the race some may have viewed their race track and that of others and come to an erroneous conclusion concerning mark roundings.

The organizing committee launched an investigation with YB as soon as we became aware of the situation. The committee apologies for any confusion and dismay this may have caused as we took appropriate measures to protect the integrity of all competitors and the race itself. We are already reviewing upgrades to YB trackers for next year to eliminate the possibility of a repeat error.

Thank you for your understanding in the matter.
Registration Links
You can find 'Notices of Race' for all the remaining LOSHRS events plus other documents through the following link.

Update on Registrations
(as of August 10, 2016)
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The Lake Ontario Offshore Racing Group is responsible for the planning of the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge, the Susan Hood Trophy Race and the Lake Ontario Short Handed Racing Series under the organizing authority of the Port Credit Yacht Club.