September 15, 2009

MIT Hosts Inaugural Schuman Regatta

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT sailing team hosted the inaugural Antonia Schuman '58 Regatta this past weekend.  Schuman, the current President of the MIT Alumni Association, was the first woman to win a varsity letter at the Institute.

FJ's and fleets from MIT and Harvard were used among the combined 32 races amid swirling winds of  seven to 10 knots along the rainy Charles River on Saturday. The balance of the races for the 12 teams were completed in a double round-robin on Sunday, with a northwest to southwest-northerly breeze of four to nine knots. Courses were modified Windward/Leeward with an offset and a gate.

Competing for the Engineers, who finished in eighth place, were A-Division skiipper Jamie Curran and crew Rachel Licht and B-Division leader Katie Gullickand crew Jillian Reddy.

Tufts University eked out a one-point win over Connectict College, posting a count of 215 to Connecticut's 216.  Rounding out the top five teams were Brown University, Harvard, and U.S. Coast Guard Academy.