December, 2017
Lake Ontario Offshore Racing
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The LO600 is Back in 2018!
LOOR challenges and Notices of Race are being finalized at this time. And, back for its THIRD running will be the Lake Ontario 600 Challenge. That's TWICE around the Lake for those of you who just can't get enough!
We are very pleased to announce that once again, the Humberview Group on behalf of will be our Title Sponsor in 2018 for the third year in a row. The primary focus of this partnership will continue to be on the Susan Hood Trophy Race and the Lake Ontario 300/600 Challenge.
Can you believe that the boat show is only a month away? Be sure to drop by our LOOR booth during the show in January to pick up our LOOR racing flyer and, if you just ask, a free swag item while quantities last. A special feature at the boat show this year is a presentation by our very own Brent Hughes, solo sailor and multi-race winner. He'll be sharing his secret to 'Making it to the FINISH line'. Don't miss it. Also, while visiting our booth take a moment to sign up for your free copy of the 2018 Racing Guide, available in March. More details on all of this below.  
We wish you all the best for the holiday season and look forward to seeing you in the new year.

Joe Doris
Chair, Lake Ontario Offshore Racing

2018 Offshore Racing Dates :
Special Note: The LO600 is back in 2018!

Many people say that getting to the start line is 80% of racing.  But, how will you make sure you make it to the FINISH line?   
Join Brent Hughes in this fun and light-hearted talk as he discusses many of the key aspects of making it around the course, and successfully to the finish line, whether you're sailing Solo, Double Handed, or Fully Crewed.
Brent will be speaking at the Toronto International Boat Show - Salon 107
Wed. Jan 17th              @             5:30pm
Fri. Jan 19th                 @             4:30pm
Sat. Jan 20th                @             10:30am
Sun. Jan 21st               @             11:30am
TIBS runs from January 12th to 21st, 2017, at the Enercare Centre, Exibition Place. 
2018 Racing Guide - Ad Space Available!       

The 2018 Racing Guide is now in development and will once again provide the sailing community with a variety of articles and resources on numerous nautical topics. Available in March 2018, it will be distributed to major Canadian and U.S. yacht clubs, marinas, chandleries, and at boat shows and regattas throughout the year.
Ad space is still available. For an Ad Rate Sheet, contact Brian Townsend at .
Offshore Personal Survival Course        

Whether you're racing in the LO300 or just crossing the Lake...go safely. This course will help you learn how to prevent things from going sideways and what to do when they do! You'll get hands on experience firing off flares, putting out fires, practicing cutting rigging, getting in and out of a life raft and much more. 
This Sail Canada Offshore Personal Survival course is internationally recognized and laced with real life stories of the sea from Diane Reid, your instructor. Being held at Ashbridges Yacht Club it's a two-day hands-on program.
Heading out for an afternoon of fun or horizons beyond...make sure you have this course under your belt! Check out Offshore Personal Survival Course for more info. Or, see ABYC.
2018 Great Lake Singlehanded Society Annual General Membership Meeting - January 20, 2018        

The boats are on the hard and the flakes will likely be flying - a perfect time for getting together with old friends at the 2018 AGM in Toronto, Canada. The venue for this event will be the Toronto Hilton Downtown, at 145 Richmond Street West. Solo sailors and guests from the U.S. and Canada and from all the Great Lakes are welcome to attend this event. For more information and to RSVP, go to 2018 Annual Membership Meeting.

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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.