November 13, 2018
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Racers Celebrate at the Susan Hood and LO300/600 Awards Ceremony
Skippers, crew, family and friends came together at Port Credit Yacht Club on Saturday, November 10th to celebrate the 2018 offshore racing season on Lake Ontario. Over 100 attended the event where toasts were made, dinner was enjoyed, and trophies were awarded.  
 
On behalf of the Lake Ontario Offshore Racing Committee, I congratulate not only all the winners but all the skippers and crew of every boat who competed in the Susan Hood Trophy Race and the LO300/600 Challenges this season. As most of us know, just getting to the start line is a major accomplishment and we are very proud of everyone who participated in 2018.
 
During the awards ceremony it was announced that Humberview Chevrolet Buick GMC & Motorsports Brands and Humberview Volkswagen on behalf of DriveHG.ca, have extended their commitment through 2020 as the Title Sponsor for LOOR. The focus of this partnership will continue to be on the Susan Hood Trophy Race and the Lake Ontario 300/600 Challenges and we are very proud and excited about the extension of our relationship with the Humberview Group.
 
Thanks to everyone for supporting Lake Ontario Offshore Racing. Now, let's get ready for 2019 - the 30th Lake Ontario 300 Challenge!  
 
Check out the dates below and put them in your calendar.      
 
Monica Doedens
     Chair, Lake Ontario Offshore Racing
 
Mark Your Calendars. Racing Dates for the 2019 Season:  
Also check out the Calendar on loor.ca.
 
 
Registration will open by the Boat Show in January.

Susan Hood Trophy Race (SHTR)
 
Fri. May 31st into Sat. June 1st
  • A 75 NM overnight race on western Lake Ontario from Port Credit Yacht Club (PCYC) and finishing at PCYC.
  • This race is open to single handed, double handed and fully crewed keelboat and multihull sailboats
  • A component of Ontario Sailing's Offshore Championship for PHRF and IRC.
Lake Ontario 300 Challenge Race (LO300)
 
Fri., July 12th with start on Sat. July 13th and onwards
  • A 300 KM and 300 NM race around Lake Ontario from Port Credit Yacht Club (PCYC) and finishing at PCYC.
  • This race is open to single handed, double handed and fully crewed keelboat and multihull sailboats.
  • A component of Ontario Sailing's Offshore Championship for PHRF and IRC.
Lake Ontario Short Handed Racing Series (LOSHRS)        
 
LOSHRS is a series of races for single and double handed keelboat and multihull sailboats on western Lake Ontario.
 
R 1 Sun. June 2nd      *    A course race between PCYC and Toronto Islands via Clarkson.
 
R 2 Sat. June 15th      *    A race from Port Credit Yacht (PCYC) to Youngstown Yacht Club (YYC).
 
R 3 Sun. June 16th      *    A race from YYC to PCYC.
 
R 4 Sat. Aug. 17th into Sun. Aug. 18th      *   A 100 statute mile race starting at Port tCredit Yacht Club (PCYC) and ending at PCYC.
  • This is a qualifier for Great Lakes Singlehanded Society (GLSS)'s series of solo races on the Great Lakes.
R 5 Sat. Sep. 14th     *    A race from Port Credit Yacht (PCYC) to Dalhousie Yacht Club (DYC).
 
R 6 Sun. Sep. 15th     *    A race from DYC to PCYC.

2019 Offshore Racing Guide
Our annual Racing Guide continues to be met with tremendous excitement and enthusiasm and remains an important keep-sakes for many boaters. The 2019 Racing Guide is now in development and will once again provide sailors - both racers and cruises - with a variety of articles and resources on numerous nautical topics. The Guide is also an excellent advertising vehicle for retailers and service providers in the industry.
 
Available in March 2019, this boater's resource will be distributed through major Canadian and U.S. yacht clubs, marinas, chandleries and regattas.
 
For an Ad Rate Sheet, contact Mark Searle at sponsorship@loor.ca . If you have an article idea, contact Steve Singer at marketing@loor.ca .
 
 

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General:
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LO300 Specific: 
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#LO300Challenge 
 
LOSHRS Specific: 
#LOSHRS
 
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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.