Tech Sailors Shine at Midweek Classic

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT sailing team captured third through fifth place among 18 New England pairings at the second Midweek Tech Regatta along the Charles River on Thursday.

Placing third were skipper Tevis Nichols and crew Hannah Sparkman, who tallied a 38, behind only Tufts University (29) and event-winner University of Connecticut (27). Charles Field and crew Jillian Reddy finished in fourth place with a score of 41, while Steve Drapcho and Leigh Casadaban took fifth with a 43.

The Engineers also got an eighth-place finish from Neil Forrester and Ebben Freeman, while the teams of Mark Van de loo and Eric Verlage and Toan Tran-Phu and Claire DeRosa finished in the 12th and 15th spots.

Also competing were squads from Brown University, Wellesley College, Boston University, Brandeis University, and Babson College.

Winds swirled at 20-35 knots as the teams raced in Techs with storm sails along the no gybe butterfly course.