Lake Ontario 
Offshore Racing 

July  2013
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See you on the LO300 Start Line!


Can you believe in less then 36 hours the gun will mark the start of the 2013 LO300 Challenge. We cannot thank our sponsors enough for all their support and we hope that all participants will extend their appreciation to our sponsors as we couldn't do this event without them. 

Don't forget to send all your family and friends our Yellowbrick link so they can watch the excitement as we race around the lake.  
Darren Gornall
Chair, Lake Ontario Offshore Racing 

Important Information for Skippers and Crew


Friday July 12

Check in and transponder pickup desk opens at 10 am in the Flagship lounge upstairs beside the dining room.  Skippers should be sure to bring all completed documents.  The desk is open until 6:30 pm.

Special LO300 Barbeque Dinner starts at 6 pm and offers a choice of 1/2 chicken or Half back ribs with rolls, salads, and desserts.  

Mandatory Skipper's meeting starts at 7 pm in Lakeshore Rooms A,B,C and features Ron Biachi's weather briefing. Everyone is welcome. Information about post race safety inspections will be given at the Skippers meeting. 

The party begins with the band "Party of Two"  who plays from 8pm until 11pm.

Saturday July 13

Saturday Morning starts at 6 am with the delicious Sperry Breakfast.  The FREE to all racers meal is a hearty one of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, home fries pastries and fruit salad. 


CL Buchanan Photography will be the official photographer for the LO300 Challenge. She will be taking crew pictures before the race and on the start line. Pictures can be purchased for on her website after the race . If you want to ensure a crew picture please send Tracey an email at Include your boat name and slip assignment. 


Raft breakup will start between 9:00 - 9:30am with the first gun for the solo racers at 10:25am.  The rest of the fleet starts with first gun at 10:55am


Monday July 15 (or when you finish)

Be sure to visit the The Yacht Shop St. Maarten Host Boat for refreshments.  The LO300 Committee is also providing hot chili for participants after the finish.  Don't miss out!!


Tuesday July 16

Awards Ceremony will take place on Tuesday at 4pm. (weather permitting)  Don't miss the opportunity to share your experiences and win some great prizes from our sponsors. 

Mount Gay Rum Hat - Worn, Tattered, and Torn Contest


Mount Gay Rum Hat - Worn, Tattered and Torn Contest
will be decided Friday Night after the Skippers Meeting
Don't miss out because winning this contest is easy, just wear your oldest, most worn out Mount Gay Rum Hat to the Friday Night Pre-Race party after the Skippers Meeting.
We will be pulling up the most worn, faded, tatter and torn hats to find out who is most worthy of a nice bottle of Mount Gay XO.
Mount Gay Rum will be on the back patio of the club starting around 6pm hours for a sampling of their new Mount Gay Silver. 
Other great prizes will be given away, don't miss it !!
LO300 Regalia now available from Mason's Chandlery!
Check out our new 2013 LO300 Regalia. You can purchase on Friday evening or Saturday during the event or order from Mason's.  They will be onsite to help you with regalia and any last minute requirements.
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About Us
The Lake Ontario Offshore Racing Group is responsible for the planning of the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge, the Susan Hood Trophy Race and the Lake Ontario Short Handed Racing Series under the organizing authority of the Port Credit Yacht Club.
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