Lake Ontario 300 2013The Lake Ontario 300 Challenge is the premier offshore race on Lake Ontario, and it provides a challenging circumnavigation of the lake. A group of double handed racers originally developed the The Lake Ontario 300 Challenge as the ultimate double handed challenge in 1990 and it still remains the longest annual fresh water race.  Canadian Yachting magazine proudly sponsors the 2013 race.

The Main Duck Island course is 300 nautical miles and starts at PCYC. It includes mark rounding at Gibraltar, the Main Duck Islands, Ford Shoal, Niagara R2 and finishes back at PCYC.

The Lake Ontario 300 Challenge also incorporates a shorter 190 nautical mile course for non-flying sail divisions as well as flying sail yachts with a PRHF rating over 180. This is the Scotch Bonnet Island Course, and it starts at PCYC, including mark roundings at Gilbraltar, Scotch Bonnet Island, Niagara R2 and then finishes back at PCYC.

The LO300 Main Duck Course is open to monohull and multi-hull yachts and includes a Single Handed Challenge.

Visit YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-iMnzQPlUA to view Andy Adams, managing editor at Canadian Yachting magazine interview Darren Gornall, chairman of the Lake Ontario Offshore Racing committee, LOOR about their season opening Mixer on May 1st at the Port Credit Yacht Club.

Andy Adams Interview for LOOR

A Team Challenge provides an exciting inter-club competition and the Sperry pre-race breakfast is included for all participants.

To learn more visit:  http://loor.ca/lake-ontario-300/

Canadian Yachting Sponsor of Lake Ontario 300

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