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The 2016 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta will be held October 8-9, 2016

The Storm Trysail Foundation is once again presenting the Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta at Larchmont Yacht Club in Larchmont, NY, on October 8-9, 2016. The IOR is the largest collegiate big boat regatta in the US where in 2016 nearly 50 teams from the US, Canada and Europe will compete in three one design divisions (J/44, J/109 and J/105) as well as IRC and PHRF handicap divisions.

This invitational event is designed for boat owners to race with the collegiate teams, providing any required coaching on all racing aspects except for tactics. The IOR allows those team members with substantial big boat expertise to come together and compete outside of their dinghy racing schedule, and to start other team members on their transition to post-collegiate big boat racing.




From the 2015 Storm Trysail Foundation
Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta event: CANCELLED

We greatly appreciate your support and eagerness to be a part of this year's IOR. While the actual path of Hurricane Joaquin is still unclear, the potential for boat damage is real. We recognize that many of our Boat Owners will want to move their boats to protected locations. Asking them to undergo the logistical and financial burden of returning those boats to the mooring fields is not reasonable. Storm Trysail puts safety above all other concerns, and as such we have decided to cancel this year's regatta. We are very disappointed but believe this is the best for all concerned, and hope you will all participate in the 2016 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta.

Barry Gold
IOR Regatta Chairman

Butch Ulmer
IOR Principal Race Officer

Lee Reichart
Commodore, Storm Trysail Club

John Fisher
Chairman, Storm Trysail Foundation




LARCHMONT, NY -- Fifty-two keelboat college teams from Canada, France, and throughout USA competed in two handicap divisions (IRC and PHRF) and in three one design fleets (J/105, J/109, and J/44) in the 2014 regatta hosted by the Storm Trysail Foundation and the Larchmont Yacht Club. With so many college sailors participating, the event has become the the largest big boat college sailing regatta in North America. Schools participating came from Canada, the Midwest, New England, the mid Atlantic states, along with two European teams travelling the farthest.  

Schools that have sent teams to the IOR are:

American University
Arts et Metiers ParisTech
Bates College
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Bowling Green State University
Brown University
Bucknell University
California Maritime Academy
College of Charleston
Colgate University
Columbia University
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Dalhousie University
Dartmouth College
Denison University
Drexel University
Duke University
EDHEC Business School
European Business School
Fairfield University
Fordham University
Georgetown University
Hamilton College
Harvard University
Johnson & Wales University
Maine Maritime Academy
University of Maryland
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
McGill University
McMaster University
Miami University (OH)
University of Michigan
Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University
Middlebury College
Monmouth University

U.S. Naval Academy
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Ohio State University
Old Dominion University
University of Ottawa
Pennsylvania State University
Princeton University
Purdue University
Queens University (ONT)
University of Rhode Island
Roger Williams University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Sacred Heart University
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Stevens Institute of Technology
SUNY Maritime College
SUNY Stony Brook University
Syracuse University
University of Toledo
Trinity College
Tufts University
University of Connecticut
University of Massachusetts
University of New Hampshire
University of Southern California
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
U.S. Military Academy
University of Vermont
Villanova University
Western Michigan University
Webb Institute
Wheaton College
College of William & Mary
Williams College
University of Wisconsin
Yale University


Storm Trysail Foundation and EDHEC Sailing Cup announce their partnership as hosts of of the
two largest student-run regattas in the world.  Click HERE to read the PRESS RELEASE

In 2012, there was a contest for the best team's video of the regatta. Teams were provided with digital video cameras and the footage was pooled. The winning team earned a $1500 prize. Bates University won the 2012 video contest with this video:

The Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta is a free event for the student sailors as well as for the boat owners. Many thanks to the help of our sponsors.


For more information, please e-mail Barry Gold at: barry@stormtrysailfoundation.org

Click HERE to see Results, Photos and Information from 2008 - 2013