Lake Ontario Offshore RacingLake Ontario 300 Challenge 2015

Lake Ontario 300 Challenge 2015

Feel the thrill of competing in the premiere offshore racing event on Lake Ontario, and plan to be on the start line Saturday July 11, 2015.

Whether you’re a cruising sailor ready to take it up a notch against friendly competition in white sail, or a serious racer determined to lead the fleet, the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge provides one of the most exhilarating offshore racing experiences on the Great Lakes.

Live your ultimate sailing adventure this summer by competing on your choice of long or short course:

Main Duck Island Course. At 300-plus nautical miles, the LO300 long course challenges the serious racer with flying sails (double handed, single-handed or fully crewed), IRC and PHRF Fleets & a Multihull Fleet.

Scotch Bonnet Island Course. The shorter course offers a great challenge both for non-flying sails (double handed or fully crewed), and flying sails for yachts with higher than 183 PHRF.

Please note 2015 course change

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This year, LO300 racers will proudly share our waters with the sailing events of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am games that will be taking place in the Toronto Inner Harbour and just south of the Toronto Islands in July.

As a result, LO300 organizers are adjusting the initial part of both courses for 2015, removing Gibraltar as a mark and adding a mark offshore, southeast of the start, to be left to port – and a fresh new angle to think about as you plan your race strategy. See Course Details and diagrams.

Replay the action on Yellow Brick!

To see 2014 LO300 Trophy Winners, click here, and visit our Yellow Brick archives to view tracks from the last four editions of the Lake Ontario 300 challenge. Retrace your own tracks, or study to see how other similarly sized boats fared. Go to the tracker archives.

 

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