Saturday, July 15, 2017 Lake Ontario 300 Race Preview

J/109 sailing Lake Ontario (Port Credit, ONT, Canada)- The first gun for the eighty-six boat fleet sailing the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge presented by drive.HG is the morning of Saturday July 15th, 2017. At 300nm, it has been one of the longest Great Lakes races and is certainly the longest one sailed on Lake Ontario- it’s basically a start at the western end of the lake, head to the eastern end and back.

With lake levels super high this year, the challenge will be getting to and from the docks for many of the boats at Port Credit YC in Port Credit, Ontario.  A number of J/Crews are up for the challenge.  In the ten boat PHRF Doublehanded class is Murray Gainer’s J/109 LIVELY, a past winner of the race.  In the IRC class of six boats is Bruce Pierce’s J/122 HOOLIGAN III; they are taking on some of the hottest big offshore boats on Lake Ontario.  In the twelve boat PHRF Solo class, we find Geoffrey Roulet’s J/35 JEANNIE that he will be racing singlehanded.  Finally, in the thirty-one boat PHRF Class, are Geoff Clarke’s J/105 CASUAL ELEGANCE and Sean Matthew’s J/33 WEE BEASTIE III.  For more Lake Ontario 300 Race sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.