Steph Tong Collects ICSA All-America HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Steph Tong ’12 (Hong Kong) was selected to the Inter-collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Crew All-America Team this past weekend. She is the sixth MIT sailor to receive this award since it was established in 1983 and the first since Madhulika Jain ‘00 in 2000. In addition, Tong earned the program’s 20th overall All-America honor, seven years after skipper JM Modisette ’05 was named All-America honorable mention.
Dedication Held at Renovated Wood Sailing PavilionCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In conjunction with the 75th anniversary of sailing at MIT, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation dedicated a new floating dock and a fleet of Firefly sailboats at the Walter C. Wood ’17 Sailing Pavilion on Saturday, April 28. The birthplace of intercollegiate sailing, the Wood Sailing Pavilion is the oldest university sailing pavilion in the world. Completed in 1936, it was named after then-sailing master and MIT graduate of the Class of 1917, who helped spawn the MIT Nautical Association.
Steph Tong and Andrew Sommer Named to All-NEISA Coed TeamCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior crew Steph Tong (Hong Kong) and junior skipper Andrew Sommer (Duxbury, Mass.) earned spots on the All-New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA) Coed Team as announced by the league earlier this week. Tong was voted to the crew first team while Sommer was a second-team pick for the skippers.
No. 18 MIT Competes at NEISA Team Race Championship and Morris TrophyCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – This past weekend, the nationally-ranked No. 15 coed sailing team hosted the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA) Team Race Championship where it finished eighth out of 12 squads. The Engineers were also represented at the George Morris Trophy and captured 14th place.
Dedication for New Sailing Floating Docks to Be Held on SaturdayCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – On Saturday, April 28 the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation will be dedicating new floating docks and a fleet of Firefly sailboats at the Walter C. Wood ’17 Sailing Pavilion. The celebration, which coincides with the 75th anniversary of sailing at MIT, begins at 9:45 a.m. and can be viewed live by clicking here.
No. 18 MIT Sailing Competes in First Midweek Firefly RegattaCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Hosting its first Midweek Firefly Regatta of the spring season, the nationally-ranked No. 18 MIT sailing team captured third, 11th, 12th, and 13th place in a field of 13 entries. Tufts University clinched the top two spots while the team of freshmen Zack Drach (Wilmington, N.C.) and Christina Wettersten (Palo Alto, Calif.) placed third. The duo ranked third in the sixth round, fourth in the first race, and fifth in the second and fifth rotations.
Women’s Sailing Secures Sixth Place at President’s TrophyCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Competing in the President’s Trophy, the MIT women’s sailing team finished sixth out of 13 teams. The nationally-ranked No. 18 coed squad captured seventh and 13th place at the Central Series 3, fourth at the Lynne Marchiando Trophy which qualified it for the Friis Team Race where it finished in eighth place.
No. 18 MIT Captures Third Place at Southern SeriesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In a full weekend of action, the nationally-ranked No. 18 coed sailing team clinched third at the Southern Series 2, was fourth in the Ferrarone Team Racing Intersectional, and finished 16th at the BU Trophy.
No. 18 Coed Sailing Places 11th at Boston Dinghy CupCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Competing at the Boston Dinghy Cup, college sailing’s oldest trophy race, the nationally-ranked No. 18 MIT coed team finished 11th out of 18 squads. The Engineers also appeared in the BU Bridge Invitational where they ranked 13th in a field of 18 teams.
No. 14 Coed Sailing Captures Third Place at Central SeriesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The nationally-ranked No. 14 MIT coed sailing team finished in third place out of 13 squads at the NEISA Central Series hosted by the Engineers this past weekend. No. 1 Roger Williams University won the regatta with a score of 102, followed by Bowdoin College (104), the Cardinal and Gray (110), and No. 6 Brown (111).
Women's Sailing Competes at Navy IntersectionalCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its first action of the season, the MIT women's sailing team finished 13th out of 20 squads at the Navy Spring Intersectional Regatta this past weekend. Georgetown secured the top spot, followed by Rhode Island and College of Charleston.
No. 10 Sailing Finishes Fourth at Eckerd IntersectionalCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its return to the water, the nationally-ranked No. 10 coed sailing team captured fourth place out of 15 teams at the Eckerd Intersectional hosted by Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Engineers also competed in the Sharpe Trophy were they finished in eighth place.
Eamon Glackin Earns ICSA All-Academic Team HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior skipper Eamon Glackin (Huntington, N.Y.) was named to the second team of the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) All-Academic Team, resulting in the MIT sailing program’s 10th accolade in the four-year history of the award. A total of 18 sailors were recognized, with only four coming from the Division III ranks.
MIT Captures Ninth Place at Atlantic Coast ChampionshipCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The nationally-ranked No. 13 coed sailing team concluded its fall season by finishing ninth out of 18 teams at the Atlantic Coast Championship held this past weekend at Harvard University. The Engineers placed fourth in the B Division and secured 12th place in the A Division.
Co-ed Sailing Qualifies for Atlantic Coast ChampionshipCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – By capturing sixth place at the Erwin Schell Trophy, the nationally-ranked No. 13 co-ed sailing team earned a spot at the Atlantic Coast Championship to be held November 12-13. In other action, the women’s team finished 13th at the Victorian Coffee Urn.
Sailing Battles at Stu Nelson and Oberg TrophiesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Facing a variety of wind conditions this past weekend, the MIT women’s sailing team finished eighth out of 18 squads at the Stu Nelson Trophy while the nationally-ranked No. 13 co-ed team was 11th out of 16 competitors at the Oberg Trophy.
No. 11 MIT Finishes in Top 10 at Two RegattasCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Representing MIT at the Men’s New England Singlehanded Championship this past weekend, junior David Alfonso (San Juan, Puerto Rico) captured sixth place out of 22 competitors, finishing just two spots shy of qualifying for nationals. In addition, the nationally-ranked No. 11 coed team was eighth out of 18 squads at the Moody Trophy.
No. 11 Sailing Has Fine Outing in Three EventsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The nationally-ranked No. 11 MIT co-ed sailing team captured eighth place out of 20 squads at the Danmark Trophy while its entries finished in fourth and fifth place at the Charles River Invitational this past weekend. In addition, sophomore Hanna Vincent (Santa Barbara, Calif.) secured 10th place at the New England Women’s Singlehanded Championship.
Tech Finds Success at Hood Trophy and Regis BowlCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Despite a lack of wind resulting in shortened events, the MIT sailing teams had impressive outings at the Hood Trophy and Regis Bowl. The nationally-ranked No. 13 coed squad placed fifth out of 21 entries at the Hood Trophy while the women’s team was seventh of 16 at the Regis Bowl.
MIT Hosts First Midweek Tech RegattaCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – On Tuesday afternoon, 28 sailors in 14 boats from four different local colleges competed in MIT’s first Midweek Tech Regatta of the season. A west wind at eight to 10 knots on the Charles River allowed for six races to be completed in a non-stop, no-rotation format.
Engineers Shine at Hatch Brown and Mrs. Hurst RegattasCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT sailing teams had a spectacular showing this past weekend at the Hatch Brown Trophy and the Mrs. Hurst Bowl. The nationally-ranked No. 13 coed squad placed second out of 18 entries at the Hatch Brown competition while the women’s team was fifth of 20 at the Mrs. Hurst regatta.
Sailing Records Solid Opening WeekendCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT sailing team kicked off its season by competing in three events this past weekend. The Engineers captured fifth place out of 20 teams at the Harry Anderson Trophy, finished ninth at the Toni Deutsch Trophy, and ranked third and fourth at the Harvard Invitational.