April 10, 2019
Lake Ontario Offshore Racing

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The Susan Hood - coming up FAST
It's April and just around the corner - beginning on Friday May 31st actually - is the 2019 Susan Hood Trophy Race. Fondly referred to as the 'Coolest Race on the Lake', the Susan Hood is a 75 nautical mile overnight race that kicks off the racing season. The event is open to fully crewed, short-handed and solo sailors and is followed immediately on Sunday, June 2nd with the first LOSHRS race for 2019.
Registration for all Lake Ontario Offshore Racing events is open. Use the links below 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  info@LOOR.ca  or contact your club LOOR Ambassador .  We'll help get you to the start line.
The 2019 edition of the Lake Ontario Offshore Racing Guide is coming soon. T his valuable boater's resource will be distributed through major Canadian and U.S. yacht clubs, marinas, chandleries and regattas. More details to follow.
Along with a strong emphasis on safety, we focus on ensuring our offshore racing events are fun - for you, your crew and for us! This year will be extra special as 2019 represents the 30th Lake Ontario 300 Challenge. Come on out and have fun with us.
Monica Doedens
     Chair, Lake Ontario Offshore Racing
Notice of Races and Registration
Notice of Races and Registration
Customized Shirts for your Crew!
Once again for 2019, LOOR are pleased to offer each boat registered and paid for the LO300 Challenge the opportunity to order customized shirts for their crew. There are two different shirts offered in 2019 for the 30th running of the LO300 - A Nike Polo shirt or a Gildan Technical t-shirt.
Prices: Polo - $52.55; Short sleeve Gildan $26.50; Long sleeve Gildan $31.50. All prices are inclusive of HST and include Embroidery or Heat Transfer.  The deadline to place your order is end of day June 14th. See what they look like and order here
Crew Bank - Need Crew or interested in Crewing?
If you are a sailor and interested in participating in one of the Lake Ontario Offshore Races, or a skipper who needs crew, use the Crew/Boats Boards on the Yacht Scoring Registration and Official Document page. This resource was in high demand during the 2018 season and crew was snapped up very early. There are already a few eager racers listed as available crew for the 2019 season. Check it out and ensure you don't miss the opportunity to participate in a LOOR event this year.
You'll find the link on the Registration page, right side of the page, called 'Crew/Boat Boards', or go to the Crew Bank page on the LOOR site.
Want to Raise Your Brand Awareness at the LO300? - Sponsorship Opportunity
2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge and an exciting sponsorship opportunity has become available. Every year prior to the first starting gun, many of the LO300 racers come together at PCYC to enjoy a fun, healthy and hearty breakfast before casting off and heading out to the Start Line.
Sponsorship of this ever-popular Saturday Morning Breakfast for skippers and crew is available representing an valuable and unique opportunity to raise your brand awareness. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact us at info@loor.ca 
News from LOSHRS - Friday Night Specials!
Close to SIXTY boats have registered at this time for the 2019 Lake Ontario Short Handed Racing Series.
That's fantastic news. And do you know what else is fantastic? This year, LOOR will be hosting special Friday Night parties prior to BOTH the PCYC to Youngstown weekend, and the PCYC to Port Dalhousie weekend. What a great way to kick off these events.  
In addition, prior to these weekend races you will have the opportunity to purchase Bag Lunches for skippers and crew for just $5.00 each!
Keep an eye on upcoming newsletters and loor.ca, for more details.
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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.