Get ready to set sail for this weekend's Long Distance race...

August 12. 2015
Lake Ontario Offshore Racing

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Your 100-miler checklist

If you're planning to go the distance in this year's Lake Ontario Shorthanded Racing Series Race 4 - more commonly known as the 100-miler - here's a pre-race checklist to get you to - and across - the finish line.
Plan to attend the skippers' meeting

As this an overnight race, we encourage all competitors to attend the skippers meeting at 19:30 EDT, Friday, August 14 at PCYC. In addition to sizing up your competition, there will be a rum draw and other prizes to sweeten your pre-race experience. If you plan to dock your vessel as a guest of Port Credit Yacht Club overnight, please register with PCYC online. [LINKS TO ]
Be compliant for a Category 3 Race

As the only Category 3 race in the LOSHRS series (the rest are Category 4), all competitors in the Long Distance Race must meet stability requirements, as documented in the Notice of Race.


Complete and sign your Special Regs Certificate

Click through to find all ISAF Category 3 Special Regulations and equipment requirements online, along with a form to fill, sign, and bring to the skippers' meeting.
Download and print SIs

Note the amendments to the Sailing Instructions, and print or save an electronic copy, available online at Yacht Scoring. No hard copies will be distributed.

Solo racers: Use this as your GLSS qualifier

For those racing singled handed, the LOSHRS Long Distance Race can be used as a GLSS qualifier, however you must sail more than 24 hours without stopping. If you complete the race in less than 24 hours, continue to sail until you have completed the 24 hours, such as looping to Gibraltar and back as necessary.
Race this one to compete for LOSHRs overall

This Long Distance race is a requirement for all racers competing for the overall results in their fleets. Final results will be based on your three best day races and your result in the Long Distance race.

Thanks to all our Sponsors
Please support all of our amazing sponsors who love sailing and have stepped-up to help make LOSHRs one of the most popular short-handed racing series on the Great Lakes.  A link to each sponsor's website is in the left side panel. 
Don't forget to report to CBSA

Write a note to yourself: As this race goes outside Canadian waters, please remember that you must report to CBSA upon your return to shore. See the federal requirements at
Please help us out, if you're not sailing!

If you're not planning to race, why not lend your know-how to assist the Race Committee, looking for volunteers at either end of the race:

* For the start from 08:30 to 12:30, Saturday, August 15
* For the finish, in four hour shifts, from midnight to around 16:00 Sunday, August 16

Find your race resources online

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

Boat safety and weather links. We've gathered practical and popular sites, recommended by racers. View safety resources   .

Social site on Facebook. Please visit Lake Ontario Offshore Racing on Facebook a nd "like" us, to get announcements, contests, photos and more.

Registration and Quick Links

Yacht Scoring - Official Race Documents and Results

Susan Hood Trophy Race 


Lake Ontario 300 


Short-Handed Series (LOSHRS) 


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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.