Boston U Wins Intercollegiate Offshore

Over 360 college students from the United States, as well as international teams from Canada and France, participated in the 2017 Storm Trysail Foundation’s Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (IOR), October 6-7. Boston University took home the overall honors and the "Paul Hoffmann Trophy" in the hotly contested J/105 class on Young American with four bullets and a second place in the second largest class in the regatta. Echo, crewed by Vanderbilt University (a first time entrant to the regatta) took home second place in the J/105 class by edging out Drexel University on Fairhope with a tie-breaking first in the third race. Robert Alexander and Peter Becker received the Ed du Moulin Trophy awarded to the boat owner/syndicate of the overall winning team. Barry Gold, Chairman of the event, said, "In spite of some of early Saturday pea-soup fog and intermittent rain on Sunday, we had two days of fantastic racing, with steady and increasing breeze. With a few well-timed postponements and relocations, the race committee gave the teams five competitive and fun races. We want to thank The Corinthians, who started the Corinthians Intercollegiate Regatta in 1983 and ran it until 1999, for transferring their original four perpetual trophies to the Storm Trysail Foundation. These four beautiful trophies bring together the initial regatta with its later reincarnation by Storm Trysail, and begin new traditions for the competitors. The rededicated trophies were presented to class winners this year for the first time along with two perpetual trophies donated by Larchmont Yacht Club." For more event details, visit

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