Apr 25, 2019

Susan Hood RacePhoto credited to: Parker Media Management Inc. / www.parker-media.ca

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.


LOORLOOR 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

Susan Hood Trophy RaceSince 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.

 

LO300Lake 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.

 

Long Course
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.

Short Course
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.

LOSHRSLake 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.

Complete schedule here.

For more information, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; www.loor.ca

Cobourg Yacht Club - 2015 Sailing instructorsKatherine Stone

Like many other harbours on Lake Ontario, Cobourg has seen its fair share of changes. Screams used to be heard from kids piled into a toboggan on wheels that went hurtling down a wooden slide into the harbour. Above it all was the bustling din from the waterfront of ship’s whistles, train engines, foghorns and thundering coal cars. It is now a rather serene place for the locals and visitors to enjoy various watercraft. Fortunately, the beautiful beach that lines the waterfront is still a star attraction for the town.

Located 95 kilometres east of Toronto and 62 kilometres east of Oshawa on the north edge of Lake Ontario, United Empire Loyalists first starting arriving in the area as early as the 1780s. The first settlement in 1798 was called Buckville, later renamed Amherst, then called Hamilton (after the township) and also nicknamed Hardscrabble. It wasn’t until 1819 that they finally settled on the name of Cobourg, which was incorporated as a town in 1837. In the late 1820s large schooners with passengers and cargo had to anchor well off shore, as there was only a landing wharf. A group of Toronto businessmen formed the Cobourg Harbour Company which built the wooden Eastern Pier from tolls charged for the use of the harbour.

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Andrew AlbertiIn the past two issues we have been doing an overview of the right-of-way rules. In the first, we did a review of Section A of Part 2, in the second we did a review of the definitions. This issue, we will look at Section B of Part 2, General Limitations, which is essentially limitations applying to boats that have right of way according to Section A.

GENERAL LIMITATIONS

14 AVOIDING CONTACT

A boat shall avoid contact with another boat if reasonably possible. However, a right-of-way boat or one entitled to room or mark-room

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CY Virtual Video Boat Tours

Virtual Boat ToursWe all love boats and nothing can break us up! So, what better way to spend our time than looking at interesting boats and going aboard in a virtual ride or tour. We have asked our friends at various dealers and manufacturers to help us assemble a one-stop online resource to experience some of the most interesting boats on the market today. Where the CY Team has done a review, we connect you to that expert viewpoint. Our Virtual Show will continue to grow so visit frequently and check it out. If you can’t go boating, you can almost experience the thrill via your screen. Not quite the same, but we hope you enjoy our fine tour collection.

 

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Beneteau Oceanis 30.1As boat builders clamber to create ever-bigger platforms for ever-more generous budgets, the entry-level cruiser has become an elusive animal. Sure, if you want to daysail, there are plenty of small open boats from which to choose, but if you want a freshly built pocket cruiser, you’re in for a long search. Enter French builder Groupe Beneteau, which identified this gap in the market and set about creating the Oceanis 30.1, an adorable little cruiser that resembles her larger siblings in all but length and price. With all she offers, it wouldn’t be a stretch to call her a mini yacht.

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KingstonBy Amy Hogue

Cruise into the city of Kingston, Ontario, and it will quickly become clear that this city and surrounding waterways have something special. Built around the northern shore of Lake Ontario, Kingston is the place to go if you love to explore new waterways, fantastic views, and exceptional boating opportunities.

Sitting at the intersection of three world-class Canadian bodies of water, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rideau Canal (Cataraqui River from Kingston to Newboro), the water’s influence is deeply woven into Kingston’s culture and history. 

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