Nine universities from across the U.S. competed in the Southern Collegiate Offshore Regatta, held February 11-12 in Charleston, SC. Held in keelboats using PHRF, the seven-race series was won by the University of South Florida. The competition was staged in a fleet of donated boats randomly assigned to the nine teams with racing inside Charleston Harbor on medium-distance courses. The University of South Florida team won on the J/105 JOYRIDE with a record of 5-1-2-1-4-1-2 for just 16 points total. Securing fifth position on the J/105 SKIMMER was the Vanderbilt University team with a total of 43 points.