Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta

2022’s rendition of the co-hosted Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta between Storm Trysail Club and Larchmont Yacht Club ran in perfect conditions, allowing the race committee to get off seven windward-leeward races over two days. Over 260 college sailors came from all over the country to compete in one of the world’s largest intercollegiate big-boat regattas on yachts ranging from 29 to 44 feet. 28 colleges were represented amongst 34 entries divided into five divisions, with five schools fielding multiple teams. The goal of the event is to expose college sailors to keelboat racing. In the J/105 fleet: Coleman Peppered, Captain of the USCGA crew who won the J/105 Class onboard GRAY MATTER, said "trusting each other, communication and endurance were the keys. We kept reminding ourselves to stay calm, drink water and pass around the Sour Patch Kids! We worked on defining everyone’s roles, communicating early, and having solid trust in each other, and that enabled us to overcome mistakes. As officers when we graduate, this racing experience translates really well to being on the ocean, under pressure, fighting exhaustion in high-intensity situations, it’s very relevant." The balance of the podium was comprised of the University of Toledo onboard BREAKTHROUGH in second and Webb Institute on INEVITABLE in the third position. For more Intercollegiate Regatta sailing results, visit

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