North Sails LOFT NEWS

Story Contributors: Hugh Beaton


Supporting Local Distance Racing

A partnership spanning over 15 years, North Sails is proud to continue its support of LOOR racing for the 2022 season. North Sails will sponsor the Susan Hood Trophy Race and Lake Ontario 300 presented by DriveHG, as well as the LOSHRS series, as the exclusive sailmaker. 

After a year without the races and then a hybrid version in 2021, we are excited for these races to come back like old times. They are such staples in the sailing community and we know many sailors are excited for them.” shares Hugh Beaton of the Toronto loft of North Sails. He adds, “These events offer many sailors the opportunity to test their overnight skills and distance racing skills. We at North Sails are pleased to continue our support as exclusive sailmaker sponsor for all events; continuing our support for racers and racing on the Great Lakes.”

The coveted embroidered flags will make a return for the 2022 season. As well, North Sails will provide regatta repair, as in previous years, with post event sail pick up for the Susan Hood Trophy Race and Lake Ontario 300. Aligning with Access Abilities, North Sails will offer a special prize to the LOSHRS fleet. 

“The partnership Lake Ontario Offshore Racing (LOOR) has with North Sails is a natural and synergistic one and we are thrilled that once again we will be working together to help promote distance racing on Lake Ontario.” shares Monica Doedens, chair of Lake Ontario Offshore Racing. 

Lake Ontario Offshore Racing (LOOR) of the Port Credit Yacht Club (PCYC), is dedicated to bringing the offshore sailboat racing experience to Lake Ontario. This is accomplished with its running of the Lake Ontario 300/600 Challenge Races (LO300/LO600), including the Solo Challenge, the Susan Hood Trophy Race (SHTR) and the Lake Ontario Short Handed Racing Series (LOSHRS) offshore sailboat races. 

Whether you race or cruise, your sails are a major investment, and we are committed to helping you maximize their performance and lifespan. The Toronto team of North Sails is available to help you get ready for the season ahead. Connect with a North Sails expert today and receive personalized advice on your sail or service buying questions.

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Hugh Beaton

Loft Manager, Sail Expert —

Hugh learned to sail in Barrie ON, where he worked with Lasers, 470s, Int 14's and small keelboats.  He started working at local sail loft during summers while attending University in Toronto.  While attending University, Hugh learned to design and...

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