Lake Ontario 300 / 600 Challenge
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The LO300 is the premier offshore race on Lake Ontario, and it provides a challenging circumnavigation of the lake. A group of double handed racers originally developed the LO300 as the ultimate double handed challenge in 1990 and it still remains the longest annual fresh water race.
The Main Duck Island course is 300 nautical miles and starts at PCYC. It includes mark rounding at Gibraltor, the Main Duck Islands, Ford Shoal, Niagara R2 and finishes back at PCYC. The LO300 also incorporates a 190 nautical mile circumnavigation of the western half of the lake for non-flying sail divisions as well as flying sail yachts with a PRHF rating over 180. This is called the Scotch Bonnet Island Course, and it starts at PCYC, including mark roundings at Gilbraltar, Scotch Bonnet Island, Niagara R2 and then finishes back at PCYC.
The LO300 Main Duck Course is open to monohull and multi-hull yachts and includes a Single Handed Challenge. A Skippers Plan Team Challenge provides an exciting inter-club competition and the Sperry pre-race breakfast is included for all participants. A mandatory skippers meeting is held on Friday evening.