CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – On the heels of its victory at the Hoyt Trophy, the MIT coed sailing team jumped up to No. 9 in the latest Sperry – Top Sider College Rankings as announced by Sailing World earlier this week. Previously, ranked No. 13, the Engineers continued their steady climb up the standings since beginning the season in the No. 16 slot.
A member of the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association, MIT is one of 10 teams from the league to earn a national ranking. Fellow conference foes include: Yale (No. 2), Brown (tie - No. 4), Roger Williams University (tie - No. 4), Boston College (No. 6), Tufts University (No. 10), Dartmouth (No. 11), Vermont (No. 15), Harvard (No. 16), and Connecticut College (No. 20). The Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association was represented by seven squads, followed by two from the South Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association and one from the Pacific Coast Collegiate Sailing Conference.
Check out a video from U.S. Sailing (http://youtu.be/kVpKHZzR-BQ) which features an interview with MIT co-head coach Matt Lindblad, along with a recap of last weekend's action, discussion of the national rankings, and a preview of the upcoming regattas.