September 23-25, 2022
The GLIOR is an annual fall regatta that provides an opportunity for collegiate sailors to experience the excitement of offshore keel-boat racing.
Participating teams come from college sailing programs in the Midwest and beyond. Chicago T10 & Chicago J105 fleet members provide the sailboats and are on-board during racing as a safety precaution; 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.
The regatta consists of windward/leeward buoy races on Lake Michigan offshore of Chicago.
October 13, 2021
IOR 2021 did not turn out any races due to the weather but sailors still got a chance to enjoy some big breeze sailing on Friday and Saturday. Photo: Steve Cloutier
October 4, 2021
The PUFF TROPHY is a new perpetual award being introduced to the Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta’s this year. It will be presented to the runner-up team in overall scoring.
ABOUT THE EVENT
“The highlight of our season.”
For college sailors around the country
The regatta consists of windward/leeward buoy races on Lake Michigan offshore of Chicago. Teams arrive on Friday and have the opportunity to practice on their assigned boats that afternoon.
Race committee attempts as many races as possible all day Saturday and on Sunday morning. Award ceremonies are Sunday during lunch and teams have the afternoon for travel back to campus.
Past participating college teams – Michigan, Michigan State, Miami of Ohio, Hope College, Western Michigan, Wisconsin, Grand Valley State, Toledo, Northwestern, St. Mary’s College of Md., Michigan Tech, Minnesota, Ohio State, South Florida, Miami, Baldwin Wallace, Indiana University, Marquette, Cleveland State University, United States Naval Academy, University of South Carolina, Notre Dame, Illinois-Chicago and more.Past participating T10 boats – Glider, Lightning, Cheap Thrill, Terminal Velocity, Mutiny, Skidmarks, Amateur II, Ka-Mikaze, Waterworks, Jing Bang, Ratty, M*A*S*H*, Retention, Hot Sauce and more.
Past participating J105 boats – The Asylum, Sealark, Vytis, Flying Pig, Gangbusters, Kinship and more.
2021 Race Chairs
- Regatta Chairman: Steve Karstrand, (708) 805-2177, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Regatta Vice-Chair: Nick Zomer, (616) 610-9936, email@example.com
This in an invite only event. Interested teams should contact us for a registration.
Practice will occur for teams on their assigned boats the Friday before the event.
Racing occurs Saturday and Sunday with around-the-bouy racing.
A Sundown event on Saturday evening and Awards Presentation on Sunday.