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









420 World Championship - Singapore and Spain out front by 420 International Class Association,






























Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals by Andy Kopetzky, Santa Monica Bay


















America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,










Help clean up the sailing water at Rio - Image Gallery
America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014 - Relishing a challenge
Edgartown Race Weekend - BBBR and Round-the-Island Race winners named
Etchells Invitational Cup - Aussies take early lead in Cowes
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships
Anna Tunnicliffe: Final two days of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing   
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet   
Anna Tunnicliffe fourth at mid-point of 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games   
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win   
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event   
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins   
International Moth Worlds - Victory for Nathan Outteridge + Video   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo   
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead   
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC   
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard   
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue   
Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC   
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014   


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 WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT