Lake Ontario Offshore Racing - Newsletter
June 8th, 2021
2021 Racing – LOSHRS Coastal Races Cancelled:

I know most of you who live in and around Lake Ontario were watching the weather this past weekend and lamenting the fact that this would have been an amazing Susan Hood Trophy race.  With clear weather and strong steady winds it would have made for a fantastic start to the 2021 Lake Ontario Offshore Racing Season. Unfortunately, the start of our racing season will again be delayed a few more weeks. 
Due to current public health restrictions, we again had to make a hard decision to cancel  LOSHRS Coastal Races #2 & #3. With the Lake Ontario sailing season already shortened and other races being shuffled around, we were unable to find a weekend to reschedule. We look forward to continuing the Coastal Races along the north-western shore of Lake Ontario in 2022.
We have our fingers and toes crossed that all goes well and the province moves quickly into Phase 2 where the restrictions may ease enough to allow us to run the LO300/600. Registration remains open and we keep planning for the rest of the season that will allow us to race together on the water.
Here is the upcoming schedule: 
The Lake Ontario 300/600 (LO300/600) remains scheduled for Saturday, July 10th 
The Susan Hood Trophy Race (SHTR) remains scheduled for Friday July 30th
The Lake Ontario Short Handed Racing Series (LOSHRS) Race #1 remains scheduled for Sunday, August 01st
With all the changing schedules, we decided not to increase the registration fees as usual before the race, but rather will keep the fees at the “Early Bird Rates”.  It is really the only way we can show our appreciation to our racers this year. 
Use the links on the LOOR website to sign yourself up for one or ALL the races. And please remember, if you are new to offshore racing and have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us at  or contact your club LOOR Ambassador. You can find out who your club Ambassador is by going to our website - We'll help get you to the start line.
Please note that although the LOOR committee continues to plan for a full racing season, we cannot predict what restrictions will be in place. We have been planning for all scenarios and have several alternate plans in place. Please watch your inbox and LOOR social media. We will ensure that we communicate any modifications as soon as they are finalised.

Thank you for your patience.

Monica Doedens
Chair, Lake Ontario Offshore Racing
2021 Racing Schedule and Registration Links:
LO300 – Lake Ontario 300                         Saturday, July 10, 2021 (300 NM)
LO600 – Lake Ontario 600                         Saturday, July 10, 2021 (600 NM)

Susan Hood Trophy Race (SHTR)        *Friday, July 30, 2021 (75 NM)
       Race #1 – Course Race                    *Sunday, August 1, 2021 (16 NM)
       Race #2 – Coastal Race                      Cancelled for 2021
       Race #3 – Coastal Race                      Cancelled for 2021
       Race #4 – Long Distance (100 miler)   Saturday, August 14, 2021 (81 NM)
       Race #5 – PCYC to DYC                     Saturday, September 18, 2021 (25 NM)
       Race #6 – DYC to PCYC                     Sunday, September 19, 2021 (25 NM)

  • * = Rescheduled
Rates and Dates for 2021:

LO300 Early Bird: $320.00 + $41.60 HST = $361.60

LO600 Early Bird: $425.00 + $55.25 HST = $480.25

Susan Hood Trophy Race: $112.00 + $14.56 HST = $126.56
SHTR Early Bird: $ 80.00 + $10.40 HST = $ 90.40

LOSHRS 4 Race Series: $190.00 + $24.70 HST = $214.70
LOSHRS Early Bird: $137.50 + $17.88 HST = $155.38
LOSHRS Single Race: $ 63.50 + $ 8.28 HST = $ 71.76

Registration is now open! Click on the links above to register.

Virtual Racing Recap - Susan Hood Online!

While the on-water Susan Hood Trophy Race has been re-scheduled until July 30th an on-line virtual race was hosted by our partners at at the originally scheduled race-time, Friday June 4th, 2021. Eighty-three racers, including 15 Canadian, completed the course.

The Virtual SHTR saw international exposure with the top three finishers hailing from around the world: WRmirekd (Poland), nacr (Portugal) and rafa (Peru) in that order. Racing was led by a tight fleet with the top 10 boat finishing within1minute and 38 seconds of each other, and under 10.5 hours. Consistent wind strength and no Burlington hole made for a fast race!

The partnership will continue through the 2021 summer with concurrent on-water and online versions of the LO300 Challenge and the LOSHRS 100-miler races. Again, for these races the weather will be real-time and the courses will be the same for both on-water and virtual racing.  
Sailors for the Seas / Clean Regattas

LOOR has been a Partner of Sailors for the Seas since 2019 and the Lake Ontario 300 is a certified Clean Regatta.

Sailors for the Seas is a globally recognized agency that promotes “Clean Regattas” through several Best Practices and practical strategies. 

Each month we will outline one of five areas in which we strive to make a difference. Below is part four:

Environmental Stewardship

 14. Host a Beach or Marina Clean-up
 15. Promote Alternative Transportation
 16. Increase Awareness of Wildlife and Habitat Protection
 17. Offer Vegetarian or Vegan Alternatives

For more information check out Sailors for the Seas website.
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