sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Ackroo Lake Ontario 300 Challenge of to a challenging start!
Ackroo Lake Ontario 300 Challenge of to a challenging start!

'Nick’s Café owned by Patrick Muise from the Port Credit Yacht Club, with crew member and Sail-World editor Guy Perrin aboard off the Toronto Islands - Ackroo Lake Ontario 300 Challenge'    Greg Nicoll    Click Here to view large photo

The Ackroo Lake Ontario 300 Challenge got off to a slow start today as the race committee aboard committee boat Grand National supplied by the National Yacht Club, struggled with the start line in the faint morning breeze.

For the 130 boat fleet,winds for the 11AM start were 0-2 knots with only the hope that the City of Toronto would heat up enough to create some thermal breeze to keep the boats moving in an easterly direction.

As noon temperature in the city at noon was hitting near 30 degree Celsius, 86 Fahrenheit the thermal effect began to draw the colder air off the lake giving the sailors enough breeze to make their way around the Gibraltar mark, the first mark of the course.

Sail-World Canada editor Guy Perrin sailing on Nick’s Café reported in that the winds have picked up to five knots but remain fluky.

J35 Crime Scene from Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club still smiling in the light air - Ackroo Lake Ontario 300 Challenge -  Greg Nicoll   Click Here to view large photo

Spinnakers are up and down and watching the gentle action is giving the sunbathers on the Toronto Centre Island beaches something else to do under bright sun.

Nick Café’s plan is to stay close to the headlands of the Leslie Street spit and then go out into the lake as the thermal fades.

This is the 23rd annual Lake Ontario 300 Race: for more information on the race and to follow racers on Yellow Brick go to www.lO300.org

The Main Duck Island Course participants will sail a 300 nautical mile clockwise circumnavigation of the lake, starting at Port Credit, then on to Gibraltar Point/ Toronto, Main Duck and Yorkshire Islands, Ford Shoal, Niagara, and finish at Port Credit. All marks of the course will be taken to Starboard.

The Scotch Bonnet Island Course participants will sail this new exciting course that started in 2009. Starting at Port Credit, then on to Gibraltar Point/Toronto, Scotch Bonnet Island, Niagara and finish at Port Credit. All marks of the course will be taken to Starboard.


by Greg Nicoll

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=100002

12:19 AM Sun 22 Jul 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2012 Lake Ontario 300 Challenge
2012 Lake Ontario 300 Challenge Media Centre

Related News Stories:

20 Jul 2012  Lake Ontario 300 - The race is on!
18 Jul 2012  Lake Ontario 300 - The field is set to go for this year’s challenge
08 Jul 2012  The Conservatory Group sponsors the 2012 Lake Ontario 300 Challenge
07 Jul 2012  The 2012 Lake Ontario 300 Challenge countdown is on!
23 Jun 2012  Lake Ontario 300 Challenge Race announces Ackroo as official sponsor
20 Apr 2012  Lake Ontario Offshore Racing Group's Darren Gornall talks 2012
14 Apr 2012  Lake Ontario 300 Solo Challenge
13 Apr 2012  Lake Ontario 300 Challenge - Crew and skippers mixer night
05 Mar 2012  Lake Ontario 300 Challenge - Introduction to stability screening
11 Feb 2012  New Sperry Top-Sider Trophy to be added to 2012 Lake Ontario 300
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World



































ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here by Dan Ibsen, Sail-World Europe & UK editor,








470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position by 470 International Association Class,




ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets by Olga Maslivets, International RS:X Class Assoc.,




















Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship
Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz
ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video
18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix
ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session   
470 Men and Women World Championships - Racing abandoned on day 2   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 4 images from Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Emerging Nations Program sailors shine   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Teasing winds play havoc on day 4   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Hot conditions in Santander on day 4   
Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships joins Bart’s Bash   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Grounded fishing boat creates problems   
Marseille One Design - GC32 Armin Strom Sailing Team emerge victorious   
Rolex Big Boat Series 2014 - Ready for another 50 years   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4   
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories   
Extreme Sailing Series - Kiwis clinch Act win in Istanbul + Video   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two long races today for the J70 fleet   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate   
Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul delivers four days of great racing   
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander - Day 3 images by Sail-World.com   
Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ bounces back for series win   
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - Light winds and current test six classes   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT