April 27, 2012

Dedication for New Sailing Floating Docks to Be Held on Saturday

CAMBRIDGE, 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.

The birthplace of intercollegiate sailing, the Walter C. Wood Sailing Pavilion is the oldest university sailing pavilion in the world. Completed in 1935, it was named after then-sailing master and MIT graduate of the Class of 1917, who helped spawn the MIT Nautical Association.

Following the dedication, the nationally-ranked No. 15 MIT sailing team will host the two-day New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association Team Racing Championship.