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Lake Ontario Short Handed Racing Series

Welcome to the Lake Ontario Short-handed Racing Series (LOSHRS), the largest and fastest growing racing series on the Lake.

See why our winning formula appeals to such a broad range of sailors, racing in boats of all sizes and ratings, attracting as many as 130+ entries each year:

It’s flexible.

Try just one race, for fun, or sign up for the whole series of six races to make a run at the trophies in races spread out from spring into fall.

May 31, 2015           Course RaceLOSHRS-POSTER2015

June 13-14, 2015     Youngstown Weekend (Two races)

Aug. 15, 2015          100 Mile Race

Sept. 19-20, 2015    Dalhousie Weekend (Two races)

It’s fun.

Whether you opt to race solo or sail double-handed, you may get to learn more about yourself and your boat over a couple of distance races than through an entire season of going around the buoys.

It’s challenging.

Test your skills in Lake Ontario’s ever-changing conditions over a series of courses that range from 20 to 100 nautical miles. Each event will bring new experiences and lessons learned.

It’s adventurous.

From lake crossings to night sailing, each race in the series offers a chance to navigate into a different corner of Lake Ontario, off the beaten path.

It’s social.

Enjoy the unique camaraderie of fellow LOSHRS sailors, on and off the water, for great post-race parties at the dock, dinner events, and a prize-filled annual banquet. Mingle with experienced sailors to share tales of thrilling race experiences.

We look forward to seeing you in 2015!

  • 2015 registrations on pace for record turn-out
  • Expect more prizes
  • Learn from guest experts
  • Prepare yourself for other solo or double-handed events, such as the Lake Ontario 300.

LOSHRS Winners

2015 Course Race on May 31st
2015 Youngstown Weekend Race on June 13th & 14th
2015 100 Mile Race on August 15th
2015 Dalhousie Weekend Race on September 19th and 20th


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