News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery : Two Canadian schools compete in world's largest collegiate regatta
Two Canadian schools compete in world's largest collegiate regatta

'IOR1 - Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta'    Maureen Koeppel    Click Here to view large photo

The Larchmont Yacht Club was host to the Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta, the largest collegiate regatta in the world. On October 6-7 there were approximately 450 young athletes from 41 schools, including two Canadian schools, University of Ottawa and Queen’s University, who were present at the regatta. The entire event is free to racers and boat owners thanks to many sponsors.

This is a very unique event, since boat owners donate their boats and their time to schools and allow them to race. The fleet of boats included one design classes of J44’s, J109’s and J105’s. There was also a PRHF and IRC fleet that included Express 37’s, a King 40 and several Swan 42’s. This year, the IOR had its first match racing series, run on a different course with on water judges. Four teams and two boats raced on Brewers Yacht Yard’s 52-foot match racing machines. Both the fleet racing and match racing were a great success.

There were two days of racing that came with very different wind conditions. The first day of racing was high winds with gusts of up to 20 knots, many boats broached and several spinnakers were ripped apart. Race committee managed to get off three races before winds increased too much. The racers were met with free sponsor Heineken beer, a fantastic dinner buffet and a large raffle with jackets from sponsors.

The next day of racing had much lighter winds and two races were held, the final race of the series was shortened due to fading breeze. Division winners were Navy in IRC 1, Maine Maritime in J44, Mass Maritime in J109, Bowdoin in J105 and Drexel in PRHF 1.

Special mention goes to the University of Ottawa and Queen’s University who both finished fourth in their fleets, for full results click here.

IOR4 - Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta -  Carter Williams   Click Here to view large photo

Team from the University of Ottawa - Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta -  Clarity Nicoll   Click Here to view large photo

by Clarity Nicoll


Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

4:24 PM Tue 9 Oct 2012GMT

Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

News - USA and the World

America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature by Richard Gladwell,

ISAF Youth Worlds - Italians to lead RS:X fleet in Tavira
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - Over the Horizon
Foiling Week - Italian Moth Championship - Final results
NYYC Race Week - Yachting history on display
Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue
Half Ton Classics Cup: Swuzzlebubble out front on Day 1 + Video
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Yachting history on display
Volvo Cork Week - Thrilling conditions welcome international fleet
Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri
America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities
Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall
49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm
Team Alvimedica practice in Newport, RI - Photos
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1   
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams   
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top   
Foiling Week - Moth Class Italian Open Championship Day 2   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base   
Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Off to France!   
Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Race keeps an eye on Arthur   
World Match Racing Tour: See the Finals replay at the Stena Match Cup   
Newport International Boat Show unveils exciting 'At The Helm' Program   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - First blood to Hansen over Canfield + Video   
Star World Championship - Americans claim race win in Malcesine   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Weather halts action on day 4   
Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd wins OneDLL Cup into Den Helder   

For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News  

Switch Default Region to:

Social Media





New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World






Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text


Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery


Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery





Privacy Policy



Cookie Policy



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT