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Lake Ontario Offshore Racing2021 Racing Schedule

Mark Your Calendars – Racing Dates for the 2021 Season

As many Lake Ontario sailors are safely storing their sailboats for the coming winter, we are excited to share with you the dates for the 2021 Racing Season.

Having successfully organized three distance races during the recent 2020 Racing Season, firstly we’d like to congratulate some of our 2020 Racing winners:

o Race #4 - Murray Gainer of Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club sailing Lively, a J-109. Murray completed the 19 NM race with a Corrected Time of 4:13:25 hours and 46 boats crossed the Finish Line.

o Race #5 – Rossi Miles of PCYC sailing Quest, a Melges-32. Rossi completed the 19 NM race with a Corrected Time of 2:26.32 hours and 39 boats crossed the Finish Line.

o Race #6 - Andre Beese of Oakville Yacht Squadron sailing Messing About, a J-27. Andre completed the 26 NM race with a Corrected Time of 03:16.27 hours and 43 boats crossed the Finish Line.

“Congratulations to all the racers who were on the water last season. The LOOR Committee is meeting every month to plan for a full racing season in 2021. If it can happen we will make it happen! We have reached out to racers who had much to say about our modified racing last season and we hope to add some interesting changes in the near future.”, stated Monica Doedens, LOOR Committee Chair.

All distance races will again be held on the challenging waters of Lake Ontario throughout the sailing season and push sailors in conditions that are often quite different from month-to-month.”

Our “daylight” races, typically in the 25 NM range, are popular with both seasoned races and those looking for a unique sailing experience.

2021 Lake Ontario Offshore Racing (LOOR) Schedule

Susan Hood Trophy Race (SHTR) Friday, June 04, 2021

· 75 NM

LO300 – Lake Ontario 300 Saturday, July 10, 2021

· 300 NM

LO600 – Lake Ontario 600 Saturday, July 10, 2021

· 600 NM

Lake Ontario Short-Handed Racing Series (LOSHRS)

· Race #1 – Course Race Sunday, June 06, 2021 (16 NM)

· Race #2 – PCYC to YYC Saturday, June 19, 2021 (28 NM)

· Race #3 – YYC to PCYC Sunday, June 20, 2021 (28 NM)

· Race #4 – Long Distance (100 miler) Saturday, August 14, 2021 (81 NM)

· Race #5 – PCYC to DYC Saturday, September 18, 2021 (25 NM)

· Race #6 – DYC to PCYC Sunday, September 19, 2021 (25 NM)

LO300 – The Lake Ontario 300 Challenge has been held since 1990, providing opportunity to circumvent Lake Ontario.

LO600 – The Lake Ontario 600 Challenge has been held every second years since 2014, providing the opportunity to circumnavigate Lake Ontario twice.

LOSHRS – The Lake Ontario Short Handed Racing Series (LOSHRS) has been held since 1975, providing the opportunity to sail single handed or double handed on Lake Ontario.

SHTR – The Susan Hood Trophy Race has been held since 1955, providing the opportunity for a 75 NM overnight distance race on western Lake Ontario from Port Credit Yacht Club (PCYC) and finishing at PCYC.

For more information regarding Lake Ontario Offshore Racing please visit

Registration will open in February 2021.


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