Apr 25, 2019
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Lake Ontario Offshore Racing (LOOR) of the Port Credit Yacht Club (PCYC), is dedicated to bringing the offshore sailboat racing experience to Lake Ontario. This is accomplished with the Lake Ontario 300/600 Challenge Races (LO300/LO600), including the Solo Challenge, the Susan Hood Trophy Race (SHTR) and the Lake Ontario Short Handed Racing Series (LOSHRS) offshore sailboat races. This is augmented by LOOR’s educational series throughout the Lake Ontario basin and promotion of other activities related to offshore racing. A key focus of LOOR is the safety of offshore racing.
LOOR has announced its dates and rates for the upcoming season. Registration is open at https://www.loor.ca/how-to-register. If you are a newcomer to the Lake Ontario Offshore Racing events, LOOR encourages you to first read the Step-by-Step Guide for New Racers
Susan Hood Trophy Race
Since 1955, fully crewed yachts have been taking the challenge of a spring offshore race. The Susan Hood is a great race to shake down your boat and crew and start the 2019 season.
The 2019 Susan Hood Trophy Race presented by driveHG.ca is run by the Port Credit Yacht Club and is scheduled to run on Friday, May 31, 2019 at PCYC. The 75 nautical mile course will be starting at Port Credit Yacht Club, going first around the Niagara mark, to the Burlington Weather mark and then back to PCYC.
Boats typically are back at PCYC mid-day or during the afternoon of the following day. The first great race of the season.
Lake Ontario 300 Challenge
• 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.
Main Duck Island Course is a 300 nautical mile course on Lake Ontario, starting at Port Credit, then on to the Humberview Mark, Ford Shoal Buoy, Main Duck and Yorkshire Islands, Niagara Mark, PCYC Mark and the Finish Mark.
Scotch Bonnet Island Course is a 190 nautical mile course starting at Port Credit, then on to the driveHG.ca mark, Scotch Bonnet Island, Niagara Mark, PCYC Mark and the Finish Mark.
Lake Ontario Short Handed Racing Series
LOSHRS is a series of six races for single and double-handed keelboat and multihull sailboats. These races are conducted in the western Lake Ontario area.