More than 430 college sailors raced on Long Island Sound over Columbus Day Weekend (Oct. 11-12) in the Storm Trysail Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (IOR). Sailed out of the Larchmont Yacht Club in Larchmont, NY, the students raced on 52 keelboats, donated for the weekend by their generous owners. The team from the University of Toledo sailing the Express 37 Troubadour was the overall winner of the regatta, after winning three races and finishing second in two races in the 10-boat PHRF class.
As a result of being the overall winner of the IOR, the team from the University of Toledo has won an expenses-paid trip to the 47th EDHEC Sailing Cup in La Rochelle, France in April 2015. The EDHEC Sailing Cup is the world’s biggest college sailing regatta that draws over 1,500 sailors and 180 boats and the joint venture with Storm Trysail is designed to bring the top college sailors in the world together. All college teams are welcome to compete.
Photos courtesy of Howie McMichael and The Storm Trysail Foundation