June 26, 2017
Lake Ontario Offshore Racing

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Lake Ontario 300 Challenge just DAYS away!
Registration for this years' LO300 is now at 80 boats. The festivities kick off on Friday, July 14th with a 'Party on the Patio' presented by Drive.HG. The event is open to all racers and PCYC members and guests.
Racers, check in early and then enjoy the sounds of a Calypso/steel drum band through-out the afternoon as you shop at Fogh Boat Supplies for any last-minute supplies.
The evening will include the Skipper's Meeting starting at 7:00 pm, with outstanding meteorologist Ron Bianchi. Following the meeting there will be an amazing BBQ, live entertainment from The Slaggers, and great door prizes throughout the evening. All are welcome - bring your family and friends.
Please note; the Post Race Celebration Event will be held on Friday, July 21st at PCYC. A BBQ will be available and entertainment will be provided by "Sam & the Sultans of Singh". The evening will also include door prizes and the Flag Presentations for both the Susan Hood Trophy Race and the LO300 Challenge.
New this year our sponsor, Gearbank, will be on site and they will offer assistance in carrying sails, luggage, food etc from your car to your boat. Watch for the Gearbank trailer on the lawn.
We look forward to seeing all of you on Friday the 14th and on the 21st.
Joe Doris
Chair, Lake Ontario Offshore Racing

Docking At PCYC!  
While water level on the lake are slowly improving there still may be a problem in mid-July, so only a limited number of slips may be available at PCYC. Wall rafting may not be possible. We hope that the water will be down enough by the race, but in the mean-time we are working on alternatives. Stay tuned.
Skippers, don't let your boat stay at the dock! There are a number of highly qualified crew looking for an opportunity to race on your boat. Check it out - see Crew/Boat Board:  


Need to Know - Competitors:

Mandatory Check In - Friday, July 14th from 1000 to 1745
Mandatory Skipper's Meeting:        Starts 1900 Friday, July 14th
Splits and Starting Sequences :     Posted before 1000 July 14th on the Official Notice Board. Preliminary versions may be posted before, at the Registration and Race Document Web Site
Sailing Instructions:                         On the Registration and Race Document Web Site by Tuesday, July 4th
Berthing at PCYC:                           If you are not a member of PCYC and plan to stay overnight at the club, you must fill in a visitor registration form. Please do this ASAP. PCYC  
Crew Bank:                                        Check out the list of highly qualified crew looking for an opportunity to race. See Crew/Boat Board: Crew Bank 
Team Challenge:                              Check out who's competing from your club and if there are at least three boats registered contact the registrar about the Team Challenge, sponsored by Pat Sturgeon Yachts. You'll have a chance to win the Team Challenge honours and a donation to your Club's junior sailing program. 
Registration Deadline for LO300 Challenge: end of day Wednesday, July 12th 
Need to Know - Observers:   

If you're not a participant but want to see some of the excitement first hand, join the many fans who will be camped out on the head lands next to PCYC and up on the balcony of the club house. Watch the parade of over 100 boats heading out on Saturday morning for the start. Then, check out the progress of all boats during the race through the YB Tracking Viewer.
Update on Registrations (as of June 26th)

LOOR Event
Registered to Date
Lake Ontario 300

We are looking for volunteers to help with:
Registration on Friday, July 14th.
The start from 0830 to 1230 on Saturday, July 15th. No previous Race Committee experience needed.
The finish from 2000, Sunday, July 16th to 2359 Tuesday, July 18th in four (4) shifts, with all training provided.
Contact info@loor.ca  

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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.