PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The MIT sailing team returned from its winter break on Sunday when it competed at the Sharpe Trophy races. The Engineers took third place in the six team field at Roger Williams, who took over the hosting duties due to icy conditions on the Charles River.
The event consisted of round robin racing between each of the six schools competing. Every pairing contested three races to compile a total record. The top four then competed in one-off events, adding three more races to the overall record for the day.
MIT was ranked third after the first rounds of competition, compiling an 8-7 mark after sweeping Yale and winning two out of three races against Brown University. They also went 1-2 against both Boston College and Harvard.
The Crimson got the better of Tech again in the final four races, but MIT was able to notch victories over Brown and Roger Williams to finish their day with a 10-8 ledger.
Harvard University won all three of their final four matches and won the event with a 16-2 record. Hosts Roger Williams finished second with an 11-7 mark. Brown (7-11) did not win any of its final three races, while Yale and Boston College missed out on the last round.
The Engineer sailing team will next compete on March 12th when they travel to Salve Regina for the Wood Trophy. There is also an alumni race scheduled for the same day.