In October, a record 425 college sailors from 38 schools took part in this year’s Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (IOR) aboard a wide range of keelboats on loan, including everything from J/105s to a Farr 400, sailing in five separate divisions.
Hosted by the Storm Trysail Foundation and the Larchmont Yacht Club, the regatta brought together college teams from the east coasts of Canada and the United States, and as far away as the University of Wisconsin. For the first time, the regatta also included a match racing component aboard a pair of 52-foot training boats originally built for Dennis Conner.
The Naval Academy won this year’s IRC division, sailing Jan Smeets’ J/133 Bacchanal; Maine Maritime won the J/44 division, sailing Jim Bishop’s Gold Digger; Massachusetts Maritime won the J/109 division, sailing Adrian Begley’s Mad Dogs and Englishmen; Drexel won the PHRF division on Rich duMoulin’s Express 37 Lora Ann; and Bowdoin won the J/105 division, sailing Carl Olsson’s Morning Glory. The Naval Academy also took the match racing title. For complete results, visit stormtrysailfoundation.org.
Photo courtesy of Carter Williams/Storm Trysail Club