May 31, 2023
Friday June 2nd is the start of our 2023 season with the Susan Hood Trophy Race (SHTR) presented by driveHG.
Running since 1955 and fondly referred to as the ‘Coolest Race on the Lake’, the Susan Hood Trophy Race is a 75 nautical mile overnight race that kicks off the racing season. The event is open to fully crewed, short-handed and solo sailors. The Notice of Race is available at YachtScoring and includes rules, course, scoring and other race details.
Racing continues on Sunday, June 4th with the Lake Ontario Short Handed Racing Series (LOSHRS) Race #1 – a 16 nautical mile Course Race.
Use the links on the LOOR website or below to sign yourself up for one or ALL the races.
Racing Dates for the 2023 Season:
For all those long-long distance racers, the LO600 returns in 2023. The Lake Ontario 600 Challenge occurs every other year and 2023 will mark the FIFTH opportunity for you to circumnavigate the lake twice – giving your fly swatter a really good work out!
Susan Hood Trophy Race presented by driveHG (SHTR)
Fri. June 2nd into Sat. June 3rd
A 75 NM overnight race on western Lake Ontario from Port Credit Yacht Club (PCYC) and finishing at PCYC. This race is open to single handed, double handed and fully crewed keelboat and multihull sailboats. A component of Ontario Sailing’s Offshore Championship for PHRF.
Lake Ontario 300/600 Challenge Race presented by driveHG (LO300/LO600)
Fri. July 14th with start on Sat. July 15th and onwards
300 NM with the follow-on 600 NM race
On Lake Ontario from PCYC and finishing at PCYC. This race is open to single handed, double handed and fully crewed keelboat and multihull sailboats. A component of Ontario Sailing’s Offshore Championship for PHRF.
Lake Ontario Short Handed Racing Series presented by driveHG (LOSHRS)
LOSHRS is a series of races for single and double handed keelboat and multihull sailboats on western Lake Ontario.
- Race 1: Sunday June 4th, 2023
A course race between PCYC and Toronto Islands via Clarkson.
- Race 2: Sat. June 17th, 2023
A coastal race from PCYC.
- Race 3: Sun. June 18th, 2023
A coastal Race from PCYC.
- Race 4: Sat. Aug. 19th into Sun. Aug. 20th, 2023
A 100 statute mile race starting at PCYC and ending at PCYC. This is a qualifier for Great Lakes Singlehanded Society (GLSS)’s series of solo races on the Great Lakes.
- Race 5: Sat. Sep. 16th, 2023
A race from PCYC to DYC.
- Race 6: Sun. Sep. 17th, 2023
A race back to PCYC from DYC.
Registration is now open. The Early Bird registration rates end:
Susan Hood Trophy Race and LOSHRS full season is Sunday, April 30th
LO300 is Wednesday, May 31st
For all dates and details, go to Lake Ontario Offshore Racing
– Monica Doedens and Terry Kuehn
Co-Chairs, Lake Ontario Offshore Racing Organizing Authority