The 9th annual Richard B. Ross Memorial College Bowl will be sailed in Boston Harbor on Saturday, Oct. 5, out of Courageous Sailing in the Charlestown Navy Yard.
The regatta was established in 2004 by Judi Ross Zuker to commemorate the life of her husband Richard Ross, a passionate sailor who took great pleasure in cultivating a love for sailing in others. Though his life was lost on Sept. 11, 2001, his family continues to honor his zeal for sailing and education by providing generous support to the Courageous Sailing Youth Program in his name.
Since 2009, the Richard B. Ross Memorial College Bowl has been a fixture of the New England college-sailing circuit, and draws some of the areas top teams.
The one-day event is sailed in the same Rhodes 19's keelboats that serve as the core fleet for the Courageous Summer Youth Program. This year, teams from Harvard, Tufts, Roger Williams, Brown, Northeastern, UNH, Brandeis, Williams and Bentley are already confirmed.
Registration for the 20 boat fleet is still open to all NEISA sailors The winning boat will have their names inscribed onto the Richard B. Ross Memorial Trophy, which hangs in the Courageous Sailing Boathouse.
Up to six boats will be available for alumni to race. A suggested donation of $100 per alumni boat will help support 2014 Summer Youth Programs at Courageous. Spectators are welcome to view the regatta from the end of Pier 4.
Those wishing to register for a boat should contact Dave DiLorenzo at (617)242-3821 or email@example.com
Courageous Sailing was established in 1987 as a 501(c)(3) by the late South Boston sailing enthusiast Harry McDonough.