holy toledo!

holy toldeoThe University of Toledo Sailing Club bested 51 other collegiate sailing teams winning the prestigious Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta and was awarded The Paul Hoffman Perpetual Trophy as overall winning team of the regatta. The Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta is one of the largest collegiate sailing events  held in the country and boasts an entry list of the who’s who of collegiate sailing.

Teams from the United States, Canada and France included the US Naval Academy, The Ohio State University, Michigan, Michigan State University, College of  Charleston, US Coast Guard Academy, Queen’s University, Arts et Metiers Paris  Tech to name only a few.

The University of Toledo sailing team consisted of eight students, team members were; Garrett Altenberger, Drew Blackburn, Evon DePrey, Deborah Dollard, Luke Gossman, Hans Guentert, Andrew Logan and Colin Mackay. The UT Sailing Club team was sailing for the first time ever in this event. They competed in the PHRF Division scoring 1,1,1,2,2 in five races held over two days, winning their class and being awarded the First Overall Team Trophy.

As a result of their overall victory the team has also been chosen to participate in the “crew exchange” program between the Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta and the EDHEC Sailing Cup being held April 24 to May 2 2015 in La Rochelle. The EDHEC Sailing Cup is the largest student offshore regatta in the world.

Congratulations goes out to The University of Toledo Sailing Club team for a job well done as representatives of The University of Toledo and the City of Toledo.