August 2019
Lake Ontario Offshore Racing

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There's a reason it's called a 'Challenge' 
Congratulations to all racers who competed in this year's Lake Ontario 300 Challenge.  
Of the 84 boats who crossed the Start Line only seven retired from racing this year despite the minimal and frustrating winds that settled over the lake on Monday July 15th.  
We had a great showing at Lake Shore YC on Friday, July 19th for the Flag Ceremony where we celebrated all participants and boats who finishing first, second and third were awarded with their 2019 flags courtesy of North Sails. Great food, superb entertainment, and the hospitality, once again, of the folks at LSYC made this event special. During the event, Steve Reid, sponsor of the youth crew on Still Knot Working, acknowledged the accomplishments of his team and outlined his own challenge to all the yacht clubs on the lake. Details below.
For all the results from the LO300 and Susan Hood, go to LO300 Race Results and Susan Hood Race Results 
Although these events are now in the book for 2019, there are still LOSHRS events coming up including the hundred mile race on August 17th and the weekend series on September 14th and 15th to Port Dalhousie and back.
Details about the LOSHRS Race 4 - 100-Miler August 17th, 2019 below. Registration is still open for this event and the September races. See Lake Ontario Short-Handed Racing Series.

Monica Doedens
Chair, Lake Ontario Offshore Racing 
Youth crew on 'Still Knot Working' record a first, AND a 1st Place Finish!
Not only did the youthful crew of Still Knot Working represent the youngest aged crew to enter and race in the 2019 LO300, but this group took FIRST PLACE in the Flying Sails, Fully Crewed1 division on the Scotch Bonnet course. Steve Reid sponsored the crew and is the owner of Still Not Working, a C&C 27 MK-V from EYC. At the Flag Ceremony on Friday, July 19th he challenged all clubs on the lake to put together a youth crew and register for the 2020 LO300 Challenge. Steve is available to join an event at your club to speak about this challenge. You can contact him at . Check out the article at Canadian Yachting .

Team Challenge Winners in 2019 - sponsored by Pat Sturgeon Yacht Sales
Since the inception of the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge, portions of the race proceeds have been donated to Junior Learn to Sail as part of the Deed of Gift. The Team Challenge was created to provide an avenue to dispense funds to Junior programs at a wider range of clubs participating in the Challenge.  
See all the winners at: Team Challenge Results  
LOSHRS Race 4 - 100-Miler August 17th, 2019  
  • Participants Meeting: Begins at 1930 on Friday, August 16th at PCYC. As this an overnight race, we encourage all those racing to attend this important meeting. 
  • Race documents: Documents including Sailing Instructions and Official Notice Board for LOSHRS will be on the Yacht Scoring site. Please check just before the race for any updates or amendments.
  • Berthing at PCYC: If you are planning on staying overnight at PCYC on Friday, August 16th, please register for a slip early as registration will be handled on a first come first serve and space may be limited. Berthing at PCYC for 100-Miler 
  • Race Committee Volunteers Urgently Needed:
    • For the start on the morning of Saturday, August 17th from 0830 to noon
    • For the onshore finish from 0001 to 1600 Saturday, August 17th in four (4) hour shifts
If you can help or know of someone that can, please contact Graham Dougall at: 

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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.