Saturday, October 12, 2019

STC Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta Preview

J/105 sailing (Larchmont, NY)- Initially established in the early 1970’s by “The Corinthians” who ran the regatta until 1999, the collegiate offshore regatta was then picked up by Storm Trysail Club. The invitational regatta is held annually out of Larchmont Yacht Club, who is a co-organizer of the event in addition to the Storm Trysail Club and Foundation.

For the 2017 regatta, “The Corinthians” transferred to the Storm Trysail Foundation the original four perpetual trophies: “The George G. Crocker Memorial Race Trophy”, “The Edward S. Moore III Memorial Trophy”, “The James C. Jacobson Memorial Trophy”, and “The Foster Tallman Memorial Trophy”. In addition, Larchmont Yacht Club donated two trophies including one belonging to the late Thomas Carroll, a member of Larchmont Yacht Club. The “Paul Hoffmann Trophy”, named for the long-time Storm Trysail member famed for his success on a series of yachts named “Thunderhead”, presented by his son Binky Hoffmann, is given to the team that had the best overall performance. The “Ed du Moulin Trophy”, named for the man who was involved in the management of more America’s Cup campaigns than anyone in the Cup’s history, presented by his son, Storm Trysail Club Past Commodore Richard du Moulin, to the boat owner of the overall regatta winner.

For the 2019 edition, the regatta will be taking place from October 12th to 13th for forty-eight college teams from across the country. Of those 48-boats donated by owner/sponsors, fully thirty-nine of them are J/Boats owners (81% of the fleet). In short, it is a J/Boats College Offshore Regatta due to the amazing generosity and passion for sailing from J/Boats owners.

The J/100 Class includes Kelley James’ TEXAS ROSE- GEORGIA, Tom Moncombie’s SANGUINE- HEC MONTREAL, Mary Bush’s AVOCET- MIAMI OF OHIO, Andrew Hakopian’s GALATRONA- OHIO STATE, and Zack Leonard’s BLACKCOMB- YALE University.

The large J/105 class of a dozen boats includes leading college teams like Stanley Schreyer’s RAVEN- BOSTON UNIVERSITY, Ned Goss’ YOUNG AMERICA- COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON, and Doug Clark’s GRAY MATTER- US COAST GUARD ACADEMY.

The nine-boat J/109 class has Antoinette Martin’s GROWTH SPURT- GRAND VALLEY COLLEGE, Ken Legler’s FREEDOM- TUFTS UNIVERSITY, Moose McClintock’s EMOTICON- UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND, and Natalie Lovelace’s ZIG ZAG- VIRGINIA TECH.

In the J/44 Class, there will be several good teams, such as Taylor Martin’s BREAKAWAY- MAINE MARITIME, Regina Trejo’s PALANTIR V- SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, and Ken Luczynski’s VAMP- KINGS POINT USMMA.

The quartet of J/88s include Natalie Jones’ OH JEE- University of Maryland, Emmanuel Bourret’s WHIRLWIND- Polytechnique MONTREAL, and Brian Pribe’s YONDER- University of Toledo.

In the PRHF handicap fleet are Conner Baker’s J/112E REVIVER- MICHIGAN STATE, Tucker Hersam’s J/124 TENEBRAE- FORDHAM University, Patrick Sawyer’s J/133 ANTIDOTE- MICHIGAN TECH, and Geoff Loffredo’s J/92S BLUZER- SUNY STONY BROOK.  For STC Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta scores.   For more STC Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.