CAMBRIDGE, 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.
Only four races were held during the two-day Hood Trophy, which saw junior skipper Andrew Sommer (Duxbury, Mass.) and senior crew Steph Tong (Hong Kong, China) place fifth in the A Division. The duo overcame a pair of rough outings to finish fourth and fifth in the last two rounds. The B Division boat of senior David Alfonso (San Juan, Puerto Rico) and sophomore Iris Xu (Madison, Wis.) ranked seventh behind the strength of a first place finish in the final round in addition to capturing fourth in the second rotation.
Harvard was the overall winner with 31 points, followed by Tufts University (39), Yale (54), Navy (57), Vermont (65), and MIT (69).
Hosted by Boston University, the Regis Bowl featured seven rounds of action. In the B Division, freshman Chloe Lepert (Belmont, Calif.) and senior Jacqueline Soegaard (San Juan, Puerto Rico) competed in the first four races while freshman Laura Dunphy (Shelburne, Vt.) and junior Taylor Burfield (Naples, Fla.) closed out the regatta and helped the Engineers place fifth. The quartet captured six top 10 finishes, including four in the top five with a pair of second place performances in the first and fourth rounds. The A Division entry comprised of senior Katii Gullick (Portland, Maine) and sophomores Hanna Vincent (Santa Barbara, Calif.), Patricia Saylor (Bremerton, Wash.), and Grace Young (Bethesda, Md.) finished in seventh place courtesy of three top five placements, including a victory in the third round.
Dartmouth took top honors (45) while Rhode Island (62), Tufts (64), Yale (72), and Vermont (77) rounded out the top five.