Awards banquet details, winners list, solo sailing fleet news, and getting ready for the Dalhousie weekend short-hander...

September 10, 2015
Lake Ontario Offshore Racing

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Remember the season's greatest moments

The racing season is still in full flight at your respective clubs, but the memories of the Susan Hood Trophy Race and the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge may be starting to fade a little: Refresh your memory, and relive some of those amazing moments with your crew and rivals at our end-of-season banquet, September 26. Come and enjoy the occasion as trophy winners celebrate their success. The food and drink will be fantastic - and the feeling of hoisting a trophy, priceless.
Please read on for event details, trophy winners, and more Lake Ontario Offshore Racing news, as this amazing sailing season wraps up.
                          - Joe Doris
                           Chair, Lake Ontario Offshore Racing, Organizing Committee.

Plan to Attend the Awards Banquet, September 26

The LO300 Challenge and Susan Hood Trophy Race Awards Banquet takes place on Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Port Credit Yacht Club.
Buy your tickets today to be there to receive trophies and flags, win prizes from sponsors like Mount Gay Rum, and dine on a sumptuous buffet that will include the chef's Supreme of Chicken, Fillet of Atlantic Salmon, Carved Pork Loin along with seasonal sides, salad and dessert.
Tickets are $40, including tax and gratuity. Please arrive at 5 p.m. to enjoy a sailor's social before dinner that will start promptly at 6 p.m.
To purchase, please contact David Sutman at PCYC by Wed., Sept. 23 at or 905-278-5578, with payment information. See all the details on the LOOR website .

OK, so maybe it's not the world's greatest mystery.  In fact...

And The Winners Are...! 

Congratulations to all the top performers of the 2015 offshore racing season! Please gather your crew and family to join us for a night of celebration and to receive your trophies and flags at the LO300 and SHTR banquet, September 26. For a complete list of the winning yachts, and trophies and flags awarded to each Division and Fleet, please visit the LOOR website at See the winners.

Ashbridge's Bay Yacht Club takes LO300 Team Challenge
Special recognition goes to this year's LO300 Team Challenge winners, Ashbridge's Bay Yacht Club, made up of:
  • Lively - Murray Gainer, 2nd overall,
  • The Cat Came Back - Graham Toms, 14th overall
  • Umitaka - Roger Van Vlack, 13th overall.
Their fantastic showing earned ABYC's Junior Learn to Sail program a $500 cash donation, courtesy of Pat Sturgeon Yachts.
ABYC finished ahead of PCYC, in second place, and Cathedral Bluffs Yacht Club, in third.

Thank you to all our Sponsors 
Please support all of our amazing sponsors who love sailing and have contributed to the success of all our Lake Ontario Offshore Racing (LOOR) events and our growing fleet of offshore racers.  You can check them out by clicking the links in the side bar.  You might have to scroll up a bit, but it'll be so worth it! 
Solo Sailing and the GLSS on Lake Ontario
The Lake Ontario Membership in the Great Lakes Single Handed Society (GLSS) continued to grow in 2015, now with 22 members, and we were proud to have 10 starters and 9 finishers of this year's 2015 Lake Ontario Solo Challenge Race.
We welcome two new members to GLSS: Colin Brown (RHYC) on his Swan 47 Sassafrass, and Ken Tramposch (YYC) on his Beneteau First 30 Sorpresa.  Both gentlemen have the honour of receiving lifetime membership in the Great Lakes Single Handed Society, and will be honoured at both the LO300 Banquet in September, and the GLSS Banquet in Detroit in January. In addition, Ken will receive the GLSS President's Cup, as top-placing first time finisher for 2015.
We are also proud to announce that Bert Barrett (BPYC) on Upstart, and Geoff Cornish (RCYC) on Roleur become the first Lake Ontario Sailors to complete challenges on all five of the Great Lakes in 2015. Bert completed his challenges by sailing the Lake Ontario and Lake Superior Solo Challenges, and now has 5 Solo Challenges under his belt. Geoff sailed the Lake Huron and Lake Superior Solo Challenges, as his sixth Solo Challenge.
Both Bert and Geoff completed the Lake Superior Solo Challenges in spectacular fashion, finishing 1st and 2nd place respectively, and proving beyond any doubt that Lake Ontario sailors can compete very well, all over the Great Lakes -congratulations!
Finally, at time of writing, Mac MacKenzie (EYC) on Worthy Pearl, David Courtney (LSYC) on Better Still, and Ron Smallbone (PCYC) on Epiphany, were competing in the 2015 Lake Erie Solo Challenge from Munroe, MI to Buffalo, NY, to Erie, PA.  
Congratulations to all solo sailors on Lake Ontario. We look forward to seeing you on September 26th at PCYC.
- Brent Hughes
Pearl CAN13775

Next up: See you in Dalhousie!

The last two races of the Lake Ontario Short-Handed Racing Series (LOSHRS) take place over the Port Dalhousie weekend, Sept. 19-20. See details online at Yachtscoring.
Remember that eligible racers, participating in all LOSHRS events, will be entered in a draw to win a $4,000 voucher from UK Sailmakers Toronto Loft.

And, once the season is over, mark your calendars for the LOSHRS Award Banquet, Oct. 24. For ticket information, please visit the website.

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LOOR homepage. Bookmark the LOOR Website for links to race registration on Yacht Scoring, official race news and documents, race resources and more.

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Registration and Quick Links

Yacht Scoring - Official Race Documents and Results

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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.