BOSTON, Mass. – The MIT women's sailing team didn't have to travel far this weekend and were able to return home with a 9th place finish at the President's Trophy hosted by Boston University. The Cardinal and Grey amassed 170 points in the sixteen-team field and competed over the course of two days.
The team of Katherine Gullick and Jillian Reddy sailed to an eighth place finish in the B-Division boat for the Engineers. The junior and senior tandem registered 77 points, including two third place showings and two each of seventh and eighth place results.
It was senior Jamie Curran and junior Jacqueline Soegaard who took control of the A-Division boats for Tech, and they finished 12th in their division. Their best result was also a third place showing, in the fourth race of the regatta, which they followed with a sixth place result. Curran and Soegaard finished the event strongly, crossing the finish line fifth in the final heat on Sunday.
Competitors were presented with exotic mangos as well as challenging conditions on Day 1 of the Boston University President's Trophy. Six windward/leeward races were completed in each division with winds ranging from 0-11 mph on the first day of competition, with Sunday's weather faring pretty much the same. Four races were completed in each division on the second day of racing.
The Camels of Connecticut College came away with the victory, with two Ivy Leagues following them up. Yale took second while Brown University placed third.
MIT will invite schools to join them in Cambridge on Tuesday afternoon at the Midweek Tech Invite.