Lake Ontario 300 Challenge presented by driveHG.ca
2017 Lake Ontario 300 Challenge is complete and in the books
July 18th, 22:00 hrs the final boat crossed the finish line to end another amazing Lake Ontario 300 Challenge. All boats arrived safely to port and now we can all start the recap, the analysis and the “what to do next year”!
Tactics and wind shifts once again are prevalent topics of conversation, along with the 6 million plus flies that seemed to find every boat in the fleets. (edit: 5, 999,764 after a targeted swatting spree on at least one boat). For all our participants, there is a lot of chatter to catch up on via our many social media outlets and please feel free to keep sending in your pictures and your thoughts.
Congratulations to Razorbill from Whitby Yacht Club for winning the Sperry Cup and Spitfire for winning the IRC LO300 Championship.
Congratulations to all our division winners and flag winners for putting up a solid performance.
All the results are available on yacht scoring for your review.
Trophy Winners for the 2017 LO300 are listed here.
YB tracking system can tell many stories about this race and everyone is invited to click on this link and review the race by using the toggle bar on the bottom of the screen and dragging backwards and forwards. You can select a certain division or group of boats to view as well as certain overlays.
If you want to refine details shown click on the advance button and it will bring a few options like automatic replay, details etc.
If you would like to get a live account of the race, show up this Friday night and bring along your mates / partners or family to our LO300 Post Race Dance and Flag presentation. Enjoy some great entertainment and even better stories from the race. A perfect way to reward your partners for putting up with this whole adventure!. Details are below.
If you plan to sail in for the party, please make sure you make a dock reservation in advance.
Awards for the Susan Hood and LO300 will be at PCYC on the following Friday, July 21, 2017.
Band: Sam and the Sultan of Singh
6 pm BBQ: Caesar salad; potato salad, coleslaw, pasta salad; choice of ½ rack of dry rubbed St Louis side ribs or ½ BBQ chicken; fresh rolls and butter; cookies. ($25pp all in. No cash please).
Weather Routing Inc. (WRI), is proud to be the Official Weather Provider for the Lake Ontario 300!
WRI will be providing forecasts on 13 through 19 July, 2017. These forecasts will be available by visiting this link. Weather maps and products specifically created for this event are also available at that link.
New for 2017: LO300 Crew Shirts. Please have a look here for information on how to order customized shirts for your crew before the race.
2017 marks the 28th running of the Lake Ontario 300 challenge. Talk to anyone who has participated in the past and they will tell you how much of a challenge it can be. Participants experience everything from the enjoyment of spending a couple of days racing with friends to the satisfaction of circumnavigating the Lake. We also have a single-handed division for those looking for the ultimate challenge.
Our Title Sponsor Returns
For the 2016 racing season, it was the Committee’s great honour to partner with Humberview Group. As title sponsor for the Susan Hood Trophy race and the LO300, the impact was clear as we elevated the on-shore activities to world class status. Our combined efforts were so successful that driveHG.ca has renewed its commitment for the 2017 racing season.
For those not racing in the 2017 LO300, YB Tracking will once again be on every yacht during the event to bring racing to life right in your living room. This state of the art tracking system provides you with details on the status of your favourite boat and the location of the competition. Click here to watch the racing.
The racing season is fast approaching. Our goal is to provide you with the best racing experience anywhere. Our plans for a brilliant season are in place, now all we need is for you to join us.
Lake Ontario Offshore Racing Committee