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College keelboat racing on Lake Michigan

Published on July 6th, 2022

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta is an annual fall regatta that provides an opportunity for collegiate sailors to experience offshore keel-boat racing, with participating teams coming from college sailing programs in the Midwest and beyond.

The 2022 edition will be held September 23-25 in Chicago, IL. As in the past, college teams will compete in either Tarten 10 or J/105 one design fleets, but also this year will be the inclusion of a PHRF Class.

Boats are donated by local are on-board during racing as a safety precaution. Otherwise, the collegiate sailors drive, crew the boat and manage strategy and tactics; Chicago-area yacht clubs provide facilities and the fleets provide financial support, participant gifts, and awards.

If you are a Chicago area boat owner and would like to participate, contact Nick Zomer at
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