April 13, 2018
Lake Ontario Offshore Racing
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Spring, what Spring?  OK, I'm not ready to panic yet but I have less than two weeks to launch, haven't even got the cover off yet, and the forecast is not exactly rosy.  However, as usual, my crew and I will find a way to get the cleaning and waxing done.

Your LOOR committee has been very active behind the scenes putting the final touches to the 2018 racing program.  It's going to be a great year, so make sure you sign up if you have not done so already. The registration numbers for all races are very positive and include new racers joining our ranks. This is a good news story and bodes well for competitive racing in all classes.

If you are new to any of our events and you have questions please reach out to us at info@LOOR.ca or contact your club LOOR ambassador (see below).  We'll help get you to the start line; the sailing is you! 

See you on the start line soon.
Joe Doris
Chair, Lake Ontario Offshore Racing

LOOR 2018 Racing Guide is Now Available!
The 2018 Lake Ontario Offshore Racing Guide is now available in hard copy and online at our website: loor.ca.

Distributed to most yacht clubs, marinas and chandleries surrounding Lake Ontario, the 2018 edition provides sailors - both racers and cruisers - with a variety of articles and resources on numerous nautical topics.

From aids to navigation to how to ward off those pesky stable flies, the Racing Guide covers topics of interest for all boating enthusiasts. This 80-page resource also includes stunning photos capturing the challenges of racing as well as the satisfaction and celebration on the podium.

Whether you're focused on upgrading your gear, apparel and safety equipment, or looking for boat insurance options, a new vehicle or new sails, our 2018 advertisers and sponsors have everything you need.
Pick up a copy at most yacht clubs, marinas and chandleries in the Lake Ontario area. Or, view our online version here.

Check it out!
2018 Offshore Racing Dates
  • LO300/600 presented by driveHG: Saturday July 14, 2018 
  • LOSHrs: Six Races between Sunday June 3 and Sunday September 16, 2018.
  • Special Note: The LO600 is back in 2018!
Please visit loor.ca for registration details.  
LOOR Event Registrations as of April 13, 2018:

Susan Hood Trophy Race

Lake Ontario 300/600 Challenge

70 (8 of which are registered
 for the LO600)

Safety, Flare Return and PDF Check:

From the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron Website

If your flares have a manufacture date of 2014 or earlier they have or will expire this year. You can't light them, throw them in the water or in your household garbage to dispose of them...  To help boaters dispose of expired flares in a safe and environmentally responsible manner CPS-ECP... (is) hosting Safety Equipment Education and Flare Disposal Days. On these days, you will be offered the opportunity to learn about required safety equipment and you can bring your outdated flares to be properly disposed of, free of charge.

A list of disposal days can be found here.  The Toronto disposal dates are at the Rigging Shoppe April 10-22, 2018.  Times vary , please check here: https://riggingshoppe.com 
LOOR Ambassadors:

New in 2018, LOOR's Ambassador program was created to help inform racer's, prospective, past and current, of LOOR races, news, parties, and more.  The list of current Ambassadors has grown to include representatives from a number of clubs around the lake.  If you have any questions please find to find your club's Ambassador here, then use your club member roster to find their contact information.

No Ambassador at your club?  Please contact us at info@loor.ca for answers to questions, or to become an Ambassador yourself. 

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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.