Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta 2012

A record 425 college sailors from 38 schools racing 45 borrowed boats came together to participate in the Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta in early October. The event was hosted by the Storm Trysail Foundation and the Larchmont Yacht Club. Photos: Carter Williams and Maureen C. Koeppel Click here to read firsthand accounts of last year's IOR.

Navy won the IRC division sailing Jan Smeets' J/133 BacchanalCarter Williams
The IRC division starts. There were five divisions for fleet racing: J/105s (10 boats), J/109s (eight boats), J/44s (five boats), a PHRF class (10 boats) and an IRC class (10 boats). The IRC class included four Swan 42s, a King 40, a Farr 400 and an assortment of J/Boats ranging from a J/133 to a J/111.Carter Williams
J/109s on the line.Maureen C. Koeppel
A 15-20 knot breeze on the first day of racing made for exciting douses.Maureen C. Koeppel
Maureen C. Koeppel
Bowdoin won the J/105 division sailing Carl Olsson's Morning Glory.Carter Williams
Teams from SUNY Maritime, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, Tufts and the U.S. Naval Academy participated in the match racing division.Carter Williams
Webb heads upwind.Carter Williams
Western Michigan takes a photo op.Carter Williams
Drexel and King's Point duke it out downwind.Carter Williams
Schools that participated were: American University, Bates College, Bowdoin, Bucknell University, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Colgate, Denison, Drexel, Fordham University, Hamilton, Harvard, Maine Maritime Academy, Maryland, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Miami University of Ohio, University of Michigan, Monmouth University, U.S. Naval Academy, University of New Hampshire, Northeastern, Ohio State, University of Ottawa, Purdue, Queens University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Rhode Island, St. Mary's College of Maryland, Stevens Institute of Technology, SUNY at Stony Brook, SUNY Maritime, Tufts, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Villanova, Webb Institute, University of Western Michigan, Williams College, William and Mary, Wisconsin and Yale.Carter Williams
Maureen C. Koeppel
Maureen C. Koeppel
Maureen C. Koeppel
Yale heads downwind.Maureen C. Koeppel
The University of Wisconsin Madison traveled the farthest for the event.Maureen C. Koeppel
Bowdoin - 1st, Place, J/105 Class
Drexel - 1st place, PHRF Class
Maine Maritime - 1st Place, J/44 Class
Mass. Maritime - 1st Place, J/109 Class
The United States Naval Academy, sailing Jan Smeets's J/133 Bacchanal, were first in the IRC-1 class and first overall in the 2012 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta. They were presented with the Paul Hoffmann Trophy. Navy also won the Commodore Bishop Trophy in the match racing division.