Everything You Need to Know Ahead of the LO300

July 5, 2019

 

 

Berthing at PCYC: If you would like to have your boat at PCYC overnight before or after the LO300 on Friday, July 12th, please use this link to inform PCYC and place your request.  The cut off to book a slip is Wednesday July 10th at 5:00 pm.   

 

 

Friday, July 12, 2019:

Mandatory Check-In:  Check-in is at PCYC between 1000 and 1745 ahead of the Skippers' meeting.

Mandatory Skippers' Meeting:  Begins at 1900 Friday, July 12, 2019.

Pre-race Party: playing live for the opening party at PCYC.  A BBQ dinner will be available before the 1900 skippers' meeting.  Dj Ryan Yarwood will be spinning platters through the evening.

Splits and Starting Sequences:  Posted before 1000 July 12th on the Official Notice Board. Preliminary versions may be posted before, at the Registration and Race Document Web Site.

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Sailing Instructions:  On the Registration and Race Document Web Site by Tuesday, July 3rd

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Team Challenge:  Check out who's competing from your club.  If there are at least three boats registered contact the registrar or info@loor.ca about the Team Challenge, sponsored by Pat Sturgeon Yachts. You'll have a chance to win the Team Challenge honours and a donation to your Club's junior sailing program.

Saturday July 13th, 2019:

Race Day Breakfast Buffet: $10.00 all-in comprising 

Scrambled eggs

Smoked bacon

Breakfast sausage (chicken)

Home fries

Fresh fruit salad

Assorted muffins

Coffee and tea

You can order your breakfast here.

First Warning signal: 

Solo Challenge                                  1025 EDT, Saturday, July 13, 2019
Doubled Handed & Fully Crewed    1055 EDT, Saturday, July 13, 2019.    

 

Post Race Chili provided by Skipper's Plan: Visit the clubhouse and follow your nose!

Friday July 19, 2019:

Post Race Part and North  Flag Presentation for both the LO300 and Susan Hood Trophy Races: 

On Friday, July 19, the North Flag Presentation and post-race party will happen at Lakeshore Yacht Club.  At 6:00 a dinner will be available for those who wish to buy tickets in advance.  Please go here to purchase dinner tickets.  Note that you do not need a ticket to attend the awards.  The ticket is only to cover your dinner if you wish to have one.  Everyone is welcome to come for the presentation and celebrations.

At 7:30 the North Flag Presentation will be held for both the 2019 LO300 and SHTR.   Beer, wine and highballs will be available.   Lakeshore Yacht Club is located at 76 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, Toronto, ON

FAQs:

Read the Sailing Instructions.  A winning skipper once told me that one of the reasons she wins is because she is prepared for the race by knowing the rules. They can be found here: https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eid=6124

Crew list:

Please make sure your on line crew list is complete, accurate, and includes all emergency contact information for each crew member.  It is important that the skippers information is also included here.  We will be checking this information and if it isn’t complete you will be required to add it then.  We have some cool swag this year and you must have all your crew registered to get it.  Yachtscoring makes it easy to do.  Go to your Owner’s Corner page and click on “My Crew List”.  Add the names and email addresses of your crew.  Once complete, an email will be s ent to all crew members prompting them to fill in the relevant information.  You can use the link “Email my Crew” to remind them all to do it.

Make sure you and your crew bring their passport. Canadian Customs laws regarding check in have been changed, but in case you need to go to shore in the United States it is best to have your passports with you.

Documents that need to be complete and submitted at Check-in:

  -Safety - LOOR Off Shore Racing (OSR) Special Regulations certificate.  You only need to sign and submit Page 1 of the LOOR OSR Cat 3 Monohulls (or Multihull)

-  Crew Overboard Recovery Drill Certificate – You need not put a person in the water for this drill, you can use a fender or floating cushion, but you must walk through the entire procedure including how you plan to pull a person heavy with water onto the boat. This form must be signed by at least half of the crew participating in the race.  The drill must be performed within twelve months of the race.

-  LOOR Sail plan - You file it with us and we will close it upon completion. 

-  Alternative Sail Number Request – applicable if you are carrying any sails with numbers other than the one you have registered. 

These documents are available on Yachtscoring.  This link is:

https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eid=6124

Please also ensure that your registration is complete (this includes payment) and that your PHRF or IRC certificate is up-to-date.

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