Fordham Rams Matthew Alfano, Will Dumke, Eddie Harrison, Sam Johnsen, Porter Kavle, Declan Lombard and Scott McKenzie posted a perfect score. © Stephen R Cloutier


Larchmont Yacht Club in Larchmont, NY hosted the Storm Trysail Foundation’s 2019 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (IOR) Presented by ShopRite of Carteret on October 12 & 13. More than 350 collegiate sailors raced 48 one-design and PHRF boats (plus one safety officer/owner’s representative per boat), one of the largest turnouts in the IOR’s almost 50-year history. Forty-two colleges were represented, with six schools racing two boats.

With “drifty-shifty” conditions, the LYC race committee could only run three races. The Fordham University Rams, sailing the J/124 Tenebrae, posted the event’s only perfect 1-1-1 scoreline, earning the Paul Hoffman Trophy for Best Overall Performance.


The United States Naval Academy had a great event, sailing Maxine to victory in the J/44 One-Design Class (tie-breaker over the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy) for the James D. Bishop Trophy, named after the longtime STC member and supporter of the J/44 class who crossed the bar last year. Navy’s other team, on Conundrum, topped the

The Storm Trysail Foundation would like to thank the following sponsors, without whom this regatta would not be possible: ShopRite of Carteret, Helly Hansen, Dimension-Polyant Sailcloth, Gifted of Larchmont, Safe Flight Instrument Corporation, The Corinthians, UK Sailmakers, and Craft NY. In addition, thanks go to J. Paul Gilman and Doug Lynn for their personal donations. Complete results are posted at

For a full report by Ron Weiss, the Storm Trysail Club’s Sponsorship and Communications Committee Chair, visit ■