Keelboat college racing on Lake Michigan

Published on September 25th, 2022

Twenty-one teams participated in the 2022 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (GLIOR), held September 24-25 in Chicago, IL. The event was co-hosted by the Storm Trysail Club and Columbia Yacht Club with support from the Chicago Tartan 10 Fleet and the Chicago J/105 Fleet.

Competitors were greeted on day one with winds out of the SW and variable clouds, ranging from 3 knots to 10 knots. In lumpy swell, five races were completed with the University of Wisconsin in the lead for the Tartan 10 fleet, and the University of California San Diego in the J/105 fleet.

For the final day, competitors awoke to more winds from the NW, initially at 16 knots with gusts higher in the 20s. Temperatures remained stable in the mid-60s with cloud cover present for the final three races. At the end of the day the University of Wisconsin continued their streak and was able to secure first place in the Tartan 10 fleet, while the University of Rhode Island was able to overcome the University of California San Diego after a series of bullets which led to their victory in the J/105 fleet.

Collegiate teams in attendance this weekend where: University of South Carolina, University of Rhode Island, United States Naval Academy, Dalhousie University, University of California San Diego, Michigan Technological University, Ohio State University, Indiana University, Purdue University, Cleveland State University, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, University of Toledo, The All Women’s Team: GVSU, Hope and St Mary’s, University of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin Women’s, Miami University, University of Notre Dame, Marquette University, Queens University (of Canada), and Michigan State.

Source: Nicholaas W. Zomer

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