About the Event

The 9th annual Richard B. Ross Memorial College Bowl will be sailed in Boston Harbor on October 5, 2013 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 and a believer in the transformative power of education, Richard took great pleasure in cultivating a love for sailing in others. Though his life was tragically lost in the attacks of September 11th, 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 xture of the New England college-sailing circuit, and draws some of the areas top teams.


Courageous Sailing Center on Pier 4 in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Racing will take place in the immeadiate vicinity between Pier 4 and Pier 8 in Boston Harbor. Spectators are welcome to view the races from the end of Pier 4.


The event is open to collegiete sailors of schools under the NEISA umbrella. Teams from Brown, Roger Williams, Tufts, Harvard, Northeastern, Maine Maritime, University of New Hampshire, Brandeis, and Williams have already registered. Up to 6 of the 20 registration slots are available for alumni teams to participate in the event. A suggested donation of $100 per alumni boat will support one day of sailing for a child in next summer’s Youth Program.

Event Sponsorship

We would like to recognize the Ross family for their foundational and ongoing support of the Richard B. Ross Memorial College Bowl. rough their leadership, we have been able to provide supplementary and complete nancial assistance to children who would not otherwise have the opportunity to learn to sail and participate in Courageous's summer youth programs.

General Inquiry

For more information about how to join the Ross family and make a dierence in the lives of Boston youth through sponsorship of the Richard B. Ross Memorial College Bowl, please contact Dave DiLorenzo at