October 9, 2019
Lake Ontario Offshore Racing

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The 'LO300 and Susan Hood Race presented by DriveHG ' Awards Banquet
It's the time of the season to come together and celebrate the 2019 offshore racing events and acknowledge all participants. Please join us at this year's awards banquet to share some stories, some laughs and to raise a glass to the entire fleet of participants in the LO300 and Susan Hood.    
Reservations are required so act now and book a table for your crew and your family - all are welcome!
  • Date: Saturday, November 16th
  • Location: PCYC
  • Time: Cocktails at 5:00 pm followed by dinner and awards
  • Menu:
    • Fresh rolls, breads, butter
    • Autumn salad bar
    • Hand carved top sirloin of beef, red wine au jus, horseradish
    • Grilled breast of chicken, natural jus, dried fruits and herbs
    • Roasted vegetables
    • Scalloped potatoes
    • Chef's sweet table
      Coffee/Tea Station
    • Price: $47.50 (inclusive of HST and service charges)
    • Tickets on sale as of October 15th, 2019
    • Cut off date is Wednesday November 13th, 2019
    • Reservations are required!
      Email Dave Sutman at davids@pcyc.net with the following info:
      • First Name and Last Name of each person attending
      • Name of your Boat, and
      • Payment instructions.
      • If you don't wish to include Credit Card info in the email, call Dave at 905-278-5578 with this info after sending your order details.
And don't forget about the LOSHRS Awards Banquet set for Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at PCYC. Save the Date - More details coming soon!

Monica Doedens
Chair, Lake Ontario Offshore Racing 
The Access Abilities/North Sails - Sail Draw:
And the Winner is......Tony Power and David Dupal on 'The Vice Regal'
Access Abilities and North Sails teamed up this year to sponsor the Sail Draw. The winner received a Certificate for $5,000.00 off the purchase of new sail supplied by North Sails. Congratulations to Tony and Dave!
Mark Your Calendars. Racing Dates for the 2020 Seas on   
Great news!! For all those long-long distance racers, the LO600 returns in 2020. The Lake Ontario 600 Challenge occurs every other year and 2020 will mark the FOURTH opportunity for you to circumnavigate the lake twice - giving your fly swatter a really good work out!
Also check out the Calendar on loor.ca
Susan Hood Trophy Race (SHTR)
Fri. May 29th into Sat. May 30th        
*    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

Lake Ontario 300/600 Challenge Race (LO300/LO600)
Fri., July 10th with start on Sat. July 11th and onwards
*    A 300 KM, 300 NM and 600 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

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. May 31st       *    A course race between PCYC and Toronto Islands via Clarkson.

    R 2 Sat. June 13th      *    A race from Port Credit Yacht Club to either YYC or DYC depending on Lake Ontario water levels in 2020.

    R 3 Sun. June 14th      *    A race back to PCYC from either YYC or DYC.

    R 4 Sat. Aug. 15th into Sun. Aug. 16th
    *    A 100 statute mile race starting at Port Credit 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. 19th     *    A race from Port Credit Yacht Club to either YYC or DYC depending on Lake Ontario water levels in 2020.

    R 6 Sun. Sep. 20th     *    A race back to PCYC from either YYC or DYC. 
The Offshore Racing Guide - Returning Again in 2020
This annual publication continues to be popular with racers and cruisers alike. The 2020 edition is now in development and will once again provide boaters 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.
Review the 2020 Ad Rate Sheet 
Planning to be available in April 2020, this boater's resource will be distributed to major Canadian and U.S. yacht clubs, marinas, chandleries and regattas.
For advertising, contact Mark Searle at sponsorship@loor.ca . If you have an article idea, contact Jamie Wolf at marketing@loor.ca 
Check out the 2019 Offshore Racing Guide
Offshore Personal Survival Course - Hamilton, January 11-12, 2020
Whether you're sailing across to Rochester, to the Caribbean or in the Lake Ontario 300, something could go wrong and you could be in a position to use your safety equipment and save someone's life. Learn all about emergency situations ... how search and rescue works, the effectiveness of safety equipment, how to predict heavy weather and how to manage in heavy weather.
This World Sailing two-day course is being held in Hamilton, Ontario and is internationally recognized and Sail Canada approved. All of this laced with real life stories of the sea. Heading for an afternoon of fun or horizons beyond? Make sure you have this course under your belt!
North Sails Customer Appreciation Event - October 19th 
North Sails Toronto begins their fall hours on October 19th, which means they will be open Saturdays from 9am - 1pm until November 23rd. To celebrate their Saturday hours and to say thank you to racers for their support, they are hosting a customer appreciation event on October 19th from 9am-1pm. You can drop off sails for service, discuss repairs needed with the service team and speak to a sails' rep regarding any new sail inquiries for your boat! The Toronto team is here to help you with all your sail care needs. Refreshments will be served on the 19th. 
Can't make it to the 19th? No problem, the team can also pick up sails from your boat; contact them to arrange or for further information:  toronto@northsails.com  
Toronto International Boat Show - January 17 - 26, 2020
Once again in January 2020, Lake Ontario Offshore Racing will be hosting a booth at the Toronto boat show. Mark the dates in your calendar and be sure to drop by our booth (#1615) to say hello and hear about the events planned for the 2020 racing season. Check out all the show details at TIBS . 

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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.