Beginning on Friday July 12th, with the mandatory check-in, followed by the skipper's meeting, dinner and entertainment, it promises to be an exciting evening and kick off to the 30th Lake Ontario 300 Challenge.
We have tons of returning racers as well as many first timers taking the challenge this year and I'm looking forward to welcoming you all at the event on Friday, July 12th.
Please take note that on Saturday, July 13th - before heading out to the Start Line - PCYC are offering a $10.00 breakfast starting at 7:00 am to all racers. You need to book your meal ticket in advance at LO300 Breakfast. Cutoff to order tickets is Wednesday, July 10th at 5:00 pm.
Please note that registration for the 2019 LO300 closes at 23:59 on July 10th, 2019. Access registration fee will apply as of July 11th.
Information for Supporters and Spectators:
If you're not a participant but want to see some of the excitement first-hand, join the fans who will be camped out on the head lands next to PCYC and up on the balcony of the PCYC club house. Watch the parade of over 80 sailboats accompanied by the melodious airs of a Scottish Piper as they head out on Saturday morning for the start. Then, follow the action through the YB Tracking Viewer. Live action will be reflected
beginning with the warning gun.
North Sails Offers Certified Service
Your local North Sails Certified Service team will be on-site at PCYC prior to the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge starting on Friday, July 12th for any last-minute service needs, as well as post-event sail pick up. For details, see North Sails On-site Sail Repair.
A few important reminders about the rules and fairness in racing:
Engine Propulsion - it is illegal to use your engine for propulsion after the prep signal for your boat has been given because you are racing at that point.If a sailboat is observed or is believed to be under engine propulsion after this point, she can be protested by another sailboat, race committee, technical committee or protest committee.
Sailing the Course - Sailboats must correctly round each mark listed in the course. If a sailboat is observed and identified as breaking these and other racing rules of sailing, they can be protested by another sailboat, race committee, technical committee or protest committee.Some participants in the 2019 Susan Hood race reported seeing this happen and would have filed a protest if they had been able to identify them.
If the protest committee believes that a sailboat intentionally and knowingly infringed any rule, they may also find that she broke RRS Rule 2, Fair Sailing.
The Lake Ontario Offshore Racing committee are proud to share that we are an active participant with 'Sailors for the Sea' within their Clean Regatta program. Our focus is on the reduction of single use plastics including water bottles.
As a racing participant in the LO300 we ask you to make every effort to reduce or eliminate the use of plastic water bottles during the race. However, if their use is necessary as part of your overall passage planning then please ensure that used water bottles are recycled properly.
Thank you for your focus on helping to reduce plastics within our waterways.
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.