February 12, 2020
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Early Bird Registration Closes in 4 Weeks
Register Early & Save!
The ground is still frozen but the days are getting longer and, just like us, we bet you are thinking about sailing.
 
This past weekend we did just that by celebrating with the 2019 LOSHRS racers at the annual awards banquet at PCYC. Trophies and flags were presented to all podium finishers with overall winner's names forever engraved on some classic sailing trophies.
 
And, of course...everyone is thinking about the 2020 Lake Ontario Offshore Racing season, right?
 
The Lake Ontario Offshore Racing (LOOR) committee certainly is, and we're planning on providing you with another great offshore racing season. Dates have all been set, the NORs are posted, parties are being arranged. It's going to be a memorable season for all race participants in 2020.
 
If you haven't registered yet, make sure you use the links below to sign up and pay for the races before the March 15th Early Bird deadline. You can save a substantial amount buy registering early.

Good luck with your project planning for the upcoming sailing season.
 
It's going to be a great season!

Monica Doedens
Chair, Lake Ontario Offshore Racing 
 
LOOR's Going Green!  
In 2020 LOOR is moving towards organizing all its events according to the Sailors for the Sea's Best Practices.  In a five month series we will present a few of the tips in our monthly newsletter.  Points 1-5 are below, but if you're keen to see all full 20-point checklist right now you can find them on the LOOR website here.

Elimination of Single Use Items: 

 1. Eliminate Single-Use Water Bottles and Provide Water Refill Stations 
 2. Eliminate Plastic Straws 
 3. Serve Food with Plastic-Free Dinnerware 
 4. Use or Provide Reusable Bags 
 5. Award Gear or Use a Perpetual or Upcycled Trophy

Early Bird Registration Deadline - March 15th  
The Early Bird Registration deadline for the LO300 Challenge, the Susan Hood Trophy Race and the LOSHRS races, is end of day on Sunday, March 15th, 2020.

Registration is only considered completed when full payment has been made. Full pricing will be applied to unpaid registrations after Sunday, March 15th.
 
Registration Links
Safety:

Offshore Personal Survival Course:


February 29 - March 01          Offshore Personal Survival Course
Ashbridge's Bay Yacht Club. Offshore Personal Survival Course
 
Offshore Special Regulations & Safety Requirements
 
Lake Ontario Offshore Racing follows World Sailing's Offshore Special Regulations (OSR) for safety requirements over and above governmental requirements. Requirements vary by category and the LOOR versions of the OSRs are available at:


 

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.
 
Go to the Crew Bank page on the LOOR site.
North Sail PHRF and IRC Measurements
Once again, North Sails Toronto is providing complimentary sail measurement ahead of the 2020 sailing and racing season.
 
If you need to get your sails measured or if you have a new sail contact North Sails today @ Toronto@northsails.com to schedule.
 
Although this only takes about 30-minutes, don't leave this to the last minute (and certainly not the day before the race).


2020 Offshore Racing Guide - coming in March!
Book your space in this full-colour, high-gloss, 80+ page boating resource.
Benefits include:
  • 2,000 copies printed
  • Distributed to major Canadian and U.S. yacht clubs, marinas, chandleries and regattas
  • Wide spread exposure to the Lake Ontario marine and boating community
  • Plus: Digital exposure through LOOR website and multiple Social Media channels
Contact Mark Searle at sponsorship@loor.ca to book your ad

 

Facebook: @LOOR300
Twitter: @LO300
Instagram: @LOOR300
 
Join the conversation throughout the season and share your updates or pictures from each racing event. We want to hear from you!
 
Hashtags you can use include:
 
General:
#LOOR 
 
LO300 Specific: 
#LO300 
#LO300Challenge 
 
LOSHRS Specific: 
#LOSHRS
 
More Info...


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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.