Dec 19, 2019

LOOR 2020The LOSHRS Awards Banquet is coming up on February 8th, followed by another spectacular offshore racing season planned for 2020 including the 31st LO300 Challenge.

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!

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 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. 

Registration will open During the Toronto International Boat Show in January.

Also check out the Calendar on loor.ca.

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!

Register at Offshore Personal Survival Course

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