May 12, 2017
Lake Ontario Offshore Racing

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Have You Registered? The Susan Hood is Just THREE Weeks Away!
The 'Coolest Race on the Lake', the Susan Hood Trophy Race, begins on Friday, June 2nd and that's coming up fast.
This overnight race is a great kick off to the racing season and is open to fully crewed, short-handed and solo sailors. Registration links for all LOOR events are noted below.
IMPORTANT: If you are planning on using a visitor's dock at PCYC prior to the Susan Hood, or the LOSHRS Course Race, ensure that you book your spot. Use the following link until end of day May 30th: Port Credit Yacht Club - Event Registration.  After My 30th, you'll need to email the PCYC Harbourmaster at to reserve a slip.
More Fantastic News to share with you! I am extremely excited to welcome UCC Industries International and UCC Steelwork Connections as the Gold Sponsor for LOSHRS - the Lake Ontario Short Handed Racing Series. For more details, see: UCCI Becomes Gold Sponsor of LOSHRS and UCCI Industries.
Joe Doris
Chair, Lake Ontario Offshore Racing

Important Race Information for Racers:
Susan Hood Trophy Race
Early Check in:                                   Thursday, June 1st      1900 - 2100
   Avoid the rush on Friday - Check In on Thursday evening
Race Day Check in:                           Friday, June 2nd          1400 - 1700
   Check in CLOSES at 5:00 pm SHARP on June 2nd
BBQ Dinner:                                       Friday, June 2nd          1600 - 1900
Skippers' Meeting:                              Friday, June 2nd          1800 - 1900
Race Specifics
Sailing Instructions posted by:            Thursday, May 18th
Splits posted no later than:                 Friday, June 2nd          1000
Participants' Meeting:                          Friday, June 2nd          1800   
First Warning:                                      Friday, June 2nd          1945
FLAG Presentation:                            Saturday, June 3rd      1530 (subject to change)
Volunteers Needed for Susan Hood Trophy Race

We are looking for volunteers to help at the Susan Hood start on Friday Night and the finish on Saturday. Shifts are only four hours. Contact No experience necessary as training will be provided.  

Sailing Instructions posted by:            Thursday, May 18th
Splits posted no later:                        Friday, June 2nd          1000
Participants' Meeting:                        Sunday, June 4th        0915
First Warning:                                    Sunday, June 4th        1125
* Note: If your boat is 30' or over, ensure that you have obtained your Decal from U.S. Customs and Border Protection prior to entering any U.S. port. You'll need this for the June 17th - 18th races to Youngstown YC and back. See DTOPS

Registration, Notice of Races and Other Documents
All documents are fillable PDF forms. Complete them online before printing, or, they can be printed first and then completed by hand.
Update on Registrations (as of May 10th)

LOOR Event
Registered to Date
Lake Ontario 300
Susan Hood

New for this year, LOOR are pleased to team up with Acquisto Promotions to offer each boat registered and paid for the LO300 Challenge the opportunity to order customized shirts for their crew. Deadline to place your order is end of day June 18, 2017. See LO300-crew-shirt-order-form.

There are already more than 10 sailors listed as available crew for this year's racing events. Skippers, check out the list and ensure you don't miss the opportunity to enter your boat in a LOOR event this year. Are you a racer without a boat? Add your name to the Crew Bank.
You'll find the link on the Registration page, right side of the page, called 'Crew/Boat Boards', or go to the Crew Bank page on the LOOR site.
Facebook: @SHTRLO300LOSHr 
Twitter: @LO300 
Join the conversation throughout the season and share your updates or pictures from each racing event. We want to hear from you!

The Ontario Sailing Association has dedicated two amazing trophies that are awarded annually to the Offshore Racing Champions in both IRC and PHRF. The trophy is awarded to the yacht with the best combined finishes in the Susan Hood Trophy Race and the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge.
This is a relatively new trophy celebrating outstanding accomplishment in both of these major offshore races.
The 2016 winners were:
  • IRC OSA Offshore Champions - Spitfire - Farr 45, skippered by Jonathan Bamberger from NYC

  • PHRF OSA Offshore Champions - Tango - Beneteau 36.7, skippered by Pierre Savard from RCYC
Don't miss out on your opportunity to be the Ontario Offshore Champions!
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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.