Lake Ontario 300 - The race is on!

Lake Ontario 300 competitors fly their respective kites at the start of the race.
Jeff Chalmers
We hope everyone has a great experience at this year's Lake Ontario 300 Challenge.

It has been a long year of preparation and our committee has already started to greet the early arrivals. Yellowbrick Tracking is on site doing their final preparations and banners, booths etc., are being set up. The excitement has already started and should flow right through to our post race party on Tuesday when we get to hear all the tales and celebrate what the challenge.

The only thing we don't have under control is the weather and we have Ron Bianchi to inform us about that.
Congratulations to all participants for making it this far, we look forward to seeing everyone off and on the water over the next few days.

A special thank you, to all our sponsors and contributors for assisting in the production and preparation of this year's event.

CP24 Breakfast Television
Friday July 20th starting at 7:00am Channel 24 Breakfast Television will be live on site at Port Credit Yacht Club to take in our event and planning. Make sure you tell your friends and colleagues to turn on and check us out!

2012 Retail Program
Once again Mason's Chandlery will be on site with an excellent apparel program for this year's race and will also have a supply of any last minute items. If you require anything in advance please feel free to contact Mason's Chandlery and they can have it waiting for you.

If you wish to have your boat name or crew names embroidered on your shirt or jackets, we will have an overnight service available, offered by Mason's.
Telephone: (905) 278-7005
Toll Free: (800) 263-1506
Email: info@thestoremasons.com

Friday Night Skippers Meeting
A special welcome is extended to Councillor Jim Tovey from Ward 1 in Mississauga who will be joining us on Friday evening to represent the City of Mississauga.

Mr. Sheldon Libfeld, President of The Conservatory Group will be joining us for Friday evening festivities and will be onsite to watch the start of the race on our True North Sponsor boat.

Mr. Steve Levely, Vice President Sales will also be around for the entire weekend to take in the festivities. Please take time to welcome our guests and thank them for their support in making this one of the greatest races on the lakes.

Yellowbrick Tracking System
Once again we are utilizing Yellowbrick for the best means of watching any offshore event. Click http://yb.tl/lo300-2012!here for the race tracker.
Share the link with your friends and follow the race live!

Skippers Plan Team Challenge
The teams are pretty well set for this year's race. There are some very competitive contenders for the team challenge title, which will make watching this year's race via the internet a lot more exciting for many yacht club members. Don't be afraid to send in your thoughts on the teams.

Check out the teams now: http://www.lo300.org/racers-info/skippers-plan-team-challenge

To enter your team, please send an email to folichon34@rogers.com and title it Team Challenge

Important Links for this year's race
https://www.facebook.com/LO300!Facebook - our Facebook page is an ideal place to post your comments about the race, before, during or after. We encourage everyone to post during the race and add whatever pictures you can.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/lo300!Flickr - Our Flicker page is the official page for posting your pictures of this race and is relatively easy to set up if you have not done so.

http://www.lo300.org/news!Latest_News - The Lake Ontario 300 has partnered with Sail-World Canada to bring you the latest news from the race.
http://www.sail-world.com/99911