Inspired by the Larchmont, NY Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta and conceived in Charleston by Tripp Fellabom, now with North Sails Charleston, the Southern Collegiate Offshore Regatta (SCOR) held it's inaugural event in 2015 in the historic Charleston Harbor. Participating offshore collegiate sailing teams from across the country included the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, California Maritime Academy, Kings Point College and the College of Charleston. Four years later in 2019 the SCOR regatta included thirteen collegiate keelboat sailing teams from California, Michigan, Florida, Rhode Island, Georgia, Annapolis, Pennsylvania, New York, North and South Carolina, and has become one of the premier collegiate offshore big boat events in the country.
SCOR is organized and hosted annually in February by the College of Charleston, Carolina Yacht Club and the Charleston Ocean Racing Association (CORA). College sailing teams are paired with local CORA member-owned offshore keelboats, including Melges 32, ID35, J105, J120, J130, J35, J36, C&C 30, and have an opportunity to work with the owner to learn the skills of sailing to the boat's potential. The weekend regatta format includes mostly windward-leeward courses in the Charleston Harbor, with a distance race or two included to challenge sailors at multiple points of sail and navigation.
All collegiate offshore keelboat teams are encouraged to apply. The 2020 SCOR regatta will be held February 15-16. For more information, contact SCOR Chairperson Tripp Fellabom.