The Lake Ontario 300/600 Challenge is Finally Here

Loor 300

July 12, 2016

Registration for the 2016 running of the LO300 & 600 presented by driveHG.ca is now over 100 boats, 14 of whom are going to attempt to complete the Main Duck course twice – racing in the 600 Challenge.

The 2016 running of the LO300 Challenge promises to be a dramatic and competitive event with a return of ‘O Canada’, an Open 60, as well as appearances from a number of challengers for line honours, including ‘Spitfire’ a Farr 45, and ‘Afterburn’ a Soto 40.

In addition, we’ll see past winners of the Sperry Cup Trophy, which is awarded for overall Best Corrected Time, at the start line once again. This includes; ‘Pearl’ a C&C 35, and ‘Setanta’ a Hanse 400.

We are expecting many fans to be camped out on the head lands next to PCYC again this year on Saturday morning to watch the parade of over 100 boats heading out for the start around 10:25 am.

All race participants and fans of the Lake Ontario 300 and 600 race will be able to follow the progress of all boats through Yellowbrick, one of the world’s leaders in satellite-based tracking services. They use the Iridium satellite system for unmatched performance anywhere in the world. See LO300 Race Tracker

Media are welcome at the Port Credit Yacht Club and will be taken out on a boat to watch the start of the race.

A photo contest will take place during the race with an opportunity to win a car detailing package courtesy of driveHG.ca. The winning photos will be posted to the LOOR, Humberview Chevrolet Buick GMC and Humberview Volkswagen Facebook pages following the event.

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Location:
Port Credit Yacht Club (PCYC)
115 Lakefront Promenade, Mississauga, ON L5E 3G6

Friday, July 15th
Skipper Check in: 10:00 am to 5:45 pm
Skipper Meeting: 7:00 pm

Saturday, July 16th:
Race Starts: 10:25 am

http://loor.ca/

 

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