Seven Local Colleges Participate in Final Midweek Tech Regatta

Cambridge, Mass. -- The Boston University freshman duo of Ian Towill and Phoebe Gittleson eeked out a hard fought victory in the last mid week tech regatta of 2010, hosted Wednesday by MIT on the Charles River. In addition to BU and the Engineers, students from Tufts, Harvard, Northeastern, Wellesley and Babson were in attendance at the stress-free regatta.

The best finish for an MIT squad was Tevis Nichols and Iris Xu, who placed fourth with 31 points. The Engineers also placed eighth, through Neil Forrester and Grace Young, and ninth with the team of Jacqueline Soeegard and Katy Evans. Freshmen pair Matthew Times and Leo Zhou slid into the fifteenth spot, with an overall score of 83 points. MIT freshman Karen Gullick sailed to 20th position with Wellesley sophomore Kelly Mercer in one of two split-school boats.

The breeze was a shifty WNW at 5-8 knots with the sun setting directly in eyes looking upwind. The course was a Modified Windward-Leeward with gates at both the top and bottom. Forty-four sailors in twenty-two boats from seven area colleges made the action tight, clean and a wonderful learning experience.
 

Here are the final results from Wednesday's Midweek Tech Regatta:

1. Ian Towill '14/ Phoebe Gittleson '14  BU                                     16

2. Will Hutchings '13/ Catherine Swanson '11 Tufts                       17

3. Ryan Pesch '12/ Lulithu Kumareson '12 BU                                21

4. Tevis Nichols '12/ Iris Xu '14  MIT                                               31

5. Matt Johnson '12/ Rebecca Bar '12  BU                                      33

6. Dan Slate '11/ Marissa Gallerani '13  Tufts                                 33

7. Charles Proctor '14/ Maura Porter '14 Tufts                               53

8. Neil Forrester '12/ Grace Young '14 MIT                                      60

9. Jacqueline Soeegard '12/ Katy Evans '14 MIT                             64

10. Keeley Haverstock '14/ Mayrah Udvardi '14 Wellesley              67

11. Ames Lyman '14/ Dianna Powell '14 Harvard                           67

12. Luke O'Connor '14/ Sarah Pierson '14 Harvard                        73

13. Ben Lamont '14/ Kathryn Kelley '14 Harvard                            76

14. Sydney Rey '13/ Kate Boevina '13 NEU                                     79

15. Matthew Times '14/ Leo Zhou '14  MIT                                     83

16. Angela Lukstein '11/ Estelle Beguin   NEU                                89

17. Omar Abudazzen '12/ Vivek Dasari '14 MIT                              95

18. Ann Walt Stallings '12/ Ashley Lin '13  Wellesley                     109

19. David Rodriguez '13 MIT/ Ben '14  MIT                                     109

20. Kelly Mercer '13/ Karen Gullick '14 Wel/ MIT                             111

21. Peter Manning '13/ Emma Smith '14 Babson/ Wel                    112

22. Grant Wonders '12/ Chris Lee '13 Harvard                              126