October 19, 2009

Sailors Compete at Captain Hurst Bowl

HANOVER, N.H. – The MIT sailing team competed at the Captain Hurst Bowl hosted by Dartmouth College this past weekend, finishing 14th out of 20 entries. The highlight for the Engineers was a first place slot by B-Division skipper Eamon Glackin and crew Adrienne Tran in the third round of four races The pair finished 10th overall in their circuit.

The A-Division duo of Josh Leighton and Lisa Schlecht had two strong seventh place finishes in the opening rounds, but slotted 13th in its group, due mainly to a disqualification in the third tilt.

Overall, Tech beat out rivals Boston University, Harvard University, and Tufts University, which finished 15th, 17th, and 18th, respectively. Dartmouth won the event with a score 39. Rounding out the top five were University of Vermont, Salve Regina University, Roger Williams University, and Boston College.

Except for a terrific northerly breeze late Saturday morning, low winds allowed for only the few races throughout the weekend.