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Lake Ontario Short Handed 

Racing Series

Since 1975, the Lake Ontario Short Handed Racing Series (LOSHRS) Committee has been organizing multi-division single-and double-handed distance and offshore keelboat races of all sizes and ratings on Lake Ontario.


With 6 races organized annually and each race attracting approximately 50 sailboats, as many as 130+ entries participate each year.


Whether you opt to race single- or double-handed, you’ll experience the thrill of sailing short-handed and enjoy the unique camaraderie of fellow short-handed sailors.


Race Series courses range from 20 to 100 nautical miles; from Lake Ontario crossings to overnight sailing. Each bringing new experiences and lessons learned.


Whether you opt to race solo or double-handed, you will likely learn a great deal about yourself and your boat over a couple of distance races on Lake Ontario, bringing new experiences and lessons navigating into a different corner of Lake Ontario.





June 4, 2023

A Course Race out of PCYC.

RACE 2 & 3

SATURDAY June 17th, 2023  SUNDAY June 18th, 2023


A coastal race, maximum  28 NM, out of PCYC each day.


SATURDAY August 19th, 2023

The 100 miler race runs the west end of Lake Ontario:  PCYC to Burlington via Toronto islands, then to the Niagara River entrance and back to to PCYC.  Start time is the morning of Saturday August 19th, 2023.

RACE 5 & 6

SATURDAY Sept. 16th, 2023  SUNDAY Sept. 17th, 2023

The Dalhousie Yacht Club weekend comprises two days of racing: Saturday to DYC and then Sunday is a race back to PCYC from DYC.

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