Regatta Report: Great Lakes Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta


  • Grant Glover (‘19)- Skipper

  • August Sturm (‘20)- Tactician

  • Graham Eger (‘19)- Bow

  • Jake Orhan (‘21)- Primary

  • Murphy Vandervest (‘21)- Secondary

  • Garrett McQuiston (‘20)- Mast/ Pit

The 2018 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (GLIOR) was hosted at the Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club in association with Northwestern University. It was sailed in Tartan 10’s with teams from nineteen schools.


On Saturday, September 15th, the weather was sunny and eighty degrees. Races began at 9:30am with wind conditions variable from the northeast between 5 and 10 knots. The Wolverines won the first race, but were considered OCS. After protesting the race committee and losing, the OCS was maintained. They continued throughout the day to achieve two third-place finishes and one fourth-place finish, ending the day in seventh place. Following the races, Quantum Sails led a debrief.

On Sunday, the conditions were 5 to 10 knots again, and the Wolverines finished the final three races with an eighth-place and two third-places. Overall, the team finished in third place out of nineteen boats.


Written by S. Youtt (‘21)