In this issue: See who's on the start line, get your early-bird discount before March 15, join our winter roadshow, offshore safety, and more Lake Ontario Offshore Racing news.
March 2015
Lake Ontario Offshore Racing
Newsletter
Lake Ontario, March 6th, 2015  
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See who's already on the start line
 
Lake Ontario may be nearly frozen solid but our start line is already beginning to take shape for a great season of offshore racing ahead. Thoughts have already turned to sailing, with more than two dozen, eager, early-bird entries for the Susan Hood Trophy Race, and close to 50 boats each for the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge and Lake Ontario Short Handed Racing Series.

Meet your competitors: Click through to see current entries here, for the Susan Hood Trophy Race, the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge, and LOSHRS. Register via Yacht Scoring today to add your name. Less than one week left to take advantage of early-bird rates!   

 

Register before March 15 for savings:

 

Susan Hood Trophy Race
EARLY BIRD RATE: $75 + HST
AFTER MARCH 15: $100+ HST

Short-Handed Racing Series
Full series (6 races)
EARLY BIRD RATE:  $125 + HST
AFTER MARCH 15: $175+ HST

Lake Ontario 300 Challenge
EARLY BIRD RATE:  $300 + HST
AFTER MARCH 15: $400 + HST 

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And, around the lake we go:
next stops on the LOOR roadshow


Nearly halfway through our winter circumnavigation, the LOOR OffShore Racing speaker series has been a hit, with a turnout of more than 210 people at six clubs including stops at YYC, Bluffer's
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Featured Speaker Brent Hughes.
Park and Frenchman's Bay.  

There is still opportunity for you to attend our sailing seminars for ideas on everything from
 race tactics to boat prep, with featured speaker Brent Hughes, 2014 Sperry Cup Winner.

After a short spring break, we'll be at Kingston YC March 18, Oakville YS on April 1, Etobicoke YC on April 15 and Bronte Harbour YC on April 22. See details online.  Thank you to our host clubs for welcoming all the racers and prospective racers who've been so keen to attend.  

ISAF-approved safety at sea training at PCYC this month

 

Are you contemplating an extended journey across open water, ocean racing or just want the confidence to be self-sufficient at sea? Don't miss the opportunity to earn your ISAF safety certification this month here at home, by accredited, Halifax-based sea survival instructor Eric Hill.

 

The ISAF-approved Offshore Personal Safety Course will be held at PCYC on March 21-22, and is ideal for cruisers, racers or team training. Sessions will combine theory and practice, including in-water training at Cawthra Aquatics pool and a day dedicated to flares.

 

The course is endorsed by Sail Canada and each participant will receive an ISAF offshore safety certificate valid for five years for ocean racing.

 

There are no pre-requisites, but space is limited to 20. Cost is $479 +HST. To register, please contact the Communication Centre at PCYC directly at davids@pcyc.net  or (905) 278-5578. For details and to see other dates and locations, visit seasurvival.ca.


     Ask a skipper! Friend a crew!   

 

     Whether you're an old salt or a first timer, visit our Facebook page to post questions, drum up crew, post pix or compare notes on race prep. Got a question? Why not cast it out into our friendly offshore racing community.

 

Bookmark the LOOR Website to stay up to date on the latest news and information on events, race registration and more.

 

Reminder: You have to pay to play:
Wait: what? You haven't paid? Please note: if you signed up on Yacht Scoring to benefit from our great early-bird rates, you are required to pay by March 15 to complete your registration and be eligible for the discount. Too late, too bad:  on or after March 16, the fee goes up to the full registration amount (see above).

To complete your registration, follow our quick links to each race on Yacht Scoring, below, and go to your Owner's Corner page on Yacht Scoring and sign in.  Look for the tab at the bottom that directs you to a Paypal site, where you can pay via a Paypal Account or credit card.
If you have any difficulties, please contact Monica at registrar@loor.ca for the LO300 and Susan Hood races, or Mac at loshrs@loor.ca for the Short Handed Series.

REGISTRATION & QUICK LINKS

Yacht Scoring - Notice of Race and 2015 registration
 
Register today and save! Less than one week to get early bird rates before March 15.

 


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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.