2016-17 MIT Sailing News

  • ICSA Names Three From MIT Sailing All-Americans In 2017
    June 05, 2017
    MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (June 5) – Coming off the program’s first appearance at the Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s (ICSA) LaserPerformance Team Race National Championship, the MIT sailing team had three student-athletes receive All-America honors from the ICSA. The All-America teams were announced by the association late on June 2nd after the conclusion of their three national championship events in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Sailing Finishes Eighth In First-Ever Team Race National Championship
    May 27, 2017
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (May 29) - Competing in the programs first-ever Team Race National Championship, the No. 15-nationally-ranked MIT sailing team finish eighth overall of 16 teams this weekend. In the head-to-head format, MIT compiled a record of 9-6 in the preliminary round and advanced to the round of eight where MIT went 1-6 to finish eighth overall in the very competitive field.
  • Three Sailors Honored By NEISA With Postseason Accolades
    May 02, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (May 2) – After qualifying for the Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s (ICSA) Team Race National Championship a couple of weeks ago and taking 11th at the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s (NEISA) Coed Championship this past weekend, three Engineers of the No. 4 ranked MIT coed sailing team have been honored with postseason awards from NEISA.
  • No. 4 Sailing Takes 11th At NEISA Coed Championship
    April 30, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (May 1) - The No. 4 nationally-ranked MIT coed sailing team took 11th place at the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s (NEISA) Coed Championship over the weekend. In addition to their successful weekend on the water, the Engineers had three student-athletes honored by NEISA for their outstanding seasons. Sophomore Sameena Shaffeeullah (Danbury, Conn.) was named as a finalist for the Babineau Trophy for the NEISA Crew of the Year and named to the All-NEISA Crew First Team, junior Ty Ingram (White Plains, N.Y.) earned First Team All-NEISA Skipper honors, and Paige Omura (Honolulu, Hawaii) was placed on the All-NEISA Crew Second Team.
  • MIT Sailing Wins 82nd Boston Dinghy Challenge Cup
    April 23, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (April 24) - The MIT sailing team showed great skill this weekend in a trio of tough regattas as the Engineers won the 82nd Boston Dinghy Challenge Cup, placed fifth at the Morris Trophy and 13th at the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA) Women’s Championship.
  • Omura, Peraire-Bueno Take Second At Midweek Firefly #4
    April 20, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (April 20) - In a small Midweek Firefly regatta of three teams, senior Paige Omura (Honolulu, Hawaii) and junior James Peraire-Bueno (Bedford, Mass.) finished in second place with 13 points.
  • Sailing Finishes Second At Thompson Trophy To Highlight Weekend Of Action For MIT
    April 16, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (April 17) - After qualifying for team race nationals a week ago, the MIT sailing team had another excellent weekend on the water. The Engineers were the runners-up at the Thompson Trophy behind No. 1 Yale University and also went on to place sixth at the President's Trophy and seventh at the Oberg Trophy.
  • Sailing Takes Second and Fourth at Midweek Firefly
    April 13, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (April 13) - The MIT sailing team competed in the third Midweek Firefly Regatta of the year as the Engineers finished second and fourth of five teams this afternoon on the Charles River.
  • No. 11 Coed Sailing Qualifies For Team Race Nationals For First Time In Program History
    April 09, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (April 9) - For the first time in program history the MIT coed sailing team has qualified for the Intercollegiate Sailing Association's Team Race National Championship after its outstanding performance at the New England Team Race Championship this weekend. The Engineers finished the regatta third overall with a record of 15-8 and will be joined in Charleston in May by Yale University, Tufts University and Boston College. Additionally, the MIT women took tenth at the Emily Wick Trophy hosted by Coast Guard this weekend.
  • Weekend Of Sailing Highlighted By Second Place Finish At Boston University Trophy
    April 02, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (April 2) - Despite the tough weather this weekend, the MIT sailing team competed in three different regattas across the city of Boston. The Engineers registered their best finish (second) at the Boston University Trophy and went on to place ninth at both the Lynne Marchiando Team Race, on their home course, and the Central Series 3, hosted by Harvard University.
  • Sailing Places Second At Vietor Trophy To Highlight Weekend of Competition
    March 20, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (March 20) - Despite tough weather conditions, the MIT sailing team got to compete in three regattas – two of which were team races, the Engineers first ones of the season. MIT had a best finish of second place at the Vietor Trophy hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and also placed seventh at the Geiger Trophy at home and ninth at the Graham Hall Team Race at the U.S. Naval Academy.
  • Sailing Takes Fifth At College Of Charleston Spring Interconference
    March 12, 2017
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 13) - The No. 4 ranked MIT coed sailing team opened its spring season this weekend with a fifth place finish at the College of Charleston Spring Coed Interconference Regatta in South Carolina. The Engineers were scheduled to sail in the Team Race Invitational at home and the Wood Trophy at Harvard University as well, but due to the weather both were cancelled.
  • Sailing Opens Spring Season At College of Charleston Women's Regatta
    February 26, 2017
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (February 27) - The No. 20 ranked women’s sailing team opened the spring season with an 11th place finish at the Charleston Women’s Regatta hosted by the College of Charleston in South Carolina over the weekend.
  • Long, Omura Named NEISA Coed Sailors of the Week
    November 16, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (November 16) – After helping MIT clinch its first ever Atlantic Coast Championship over the weekend, sophomore Trevor Long (Hockessin, Del.) and senior Paige Omura (Honolulu, Hawaii) have been named as the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s (NEISA) Coed Sailors of the Week. MIT entered the regatta ranked No. 5 in the latest Sailing World national poll.
  • Coed Sailing Crowned Atlantic Coast Champions
    November 13, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (November 13) - For the first time in program history, the fifth-ranked MIT coed sailing team has won the Atlantic Coast Championship. In the two-day regatta, one of the toughest in the country all year, the Engineers totaled 245 edging out No. 8 Tufts University (256 points), No. 4 College of Charleston (267), No. 10 Hobart/William Smith (274) and No. 6 Dartmouth College (289). No. 1 in the national poll, Yale University finished seventh.
  • Sailing Preps For ACC's With Impressive Results This Weekend
    November 05, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (November 7) - With just one week before the Atlantic Coast Championships, the MIT sailing team competed in a trio of regattas – including their first team race of the year – over the weekend. The Engineers began the weekend with a second place finish in the Professor No Ringer and fourth place finish in the Horn Trophy on Saturday and followed it up with an eighth place finish in the Crews Regatta at home on Sunday. In the latest Sailing World College rankings, the coed team was ranked No. 8 in the country, while the women’s team was placed at No. 20.
  • Sailing Qualifies For Coed Atlantic Coast Championship With Second Place Finish At Schell Trophy
    October 30, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (October 31) - The MIT sailing team, which competed in the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Championships this weekend, finished second at the Schell Trophy (coed), fifth at the Nickerson Trophy (freshmen) and tenth at the Victorian Urn Trophy (women). With the second place finish by the coed team, the Engineers have qualified for the Atlantic Coast Championship which will be hosted at MIT on Saturday, November 12th and Sunday, November 13th.
  • Sailing Has Great Showing At Four Regattas This Week
    October 23, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (October 24) - This week, the MIT sailing team competed in four regattas. The coed team, ranked No. 11 in the latest Sailing World College Poll, took fourth place at the Oberg Trophy at home in less than ideal conditions and fifth in the Hoyt Trophy at Brown, while the No. 18 women’s sailing team finished 13th at the Mrs. Hurst Bowl hosted by Dartmouth. Last Wednesday, the Engineers also hosted the second Midweek Firefly of the fall season where MIT took eighth, tenth, 12th and 14th with its four boats.
  • Sailing Finishes First At Both Captain Hurst Bowl and Firefly/FJ Invite
    October 15, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (October 17) - The MIT sailing team excelled this weekend at both the Captain Hurst Bowl, where the Engineers won the event for the first time in program history, and the Firefly/FJ Invite, where MIT’s three boats combined for first, fifth and ninth place of 18 teams at home. Heading into this weekend’s action, the MIT coed team was ranked No. 11 and the women’s team was ranked No. 18 in the country.
  • Sailing Finishes 12th At Moody Trophy
    October 09, 2016
    KINGSTON, R.I. (October 9) - In a weekend that saw the MIT sailing team race in only one regatta, the Engineers finished 12th overall of 17 teams at the Moody Trophy, which was hosted by the University of Rhode Island. Entering this weekend's racing, the MIT coed team was ranked No. 11 and the women's team was ranked No. 16 nationally by Sailing World College Rankings.
  • Sailing Has Strong Showing At Smith and Danmark Trophies Over The Weekend
    October 01, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (October 3) - In the fourth weekend of competition for the 14th-ranked women’s and coed sailing teams, the Engineers sailed at four different venues. MIT had its best team finishes of third at the Charles River Invitational and sixth at the Smith Trophy.
  • MIT Sailing Shines At St. Mary's Fall Intersectional
    September 25, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (September 26) - With a second place finish in the A Division by junior Ty Ingram (White Plains, N.Y.) and sophomore Sameena Shaffeeullah (Danbury, Conn.) the Engineers had their best performance of the weekend as MIT took third as a team at the St. Mary’s Fall Intersectional. In the latest Sailing World national rankings, MIT is ranked 14th in both the women’s poll and the coed poll.
  • Stewart, Omura Named NEISA Coed Sailors of the Week
    September 22, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (September 22) – MIT seniors Alec Stewart (Duxbury, Mass.) and Paige Omura (Honolulu, Hawaii) have been named as the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s (NEISA) Coed Sailors of the Week for their outstanding performance at the Hatch Brown Trophy last weekend.
  • Stewart and Omura Clinch First In C Division At Hatch Brown Trophy To Highlight Weekend Of Sailing
    September 18, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (September 19) - Powered by a first place finish in the C Division by seniors Alec Stewart (Duxbury, Mass.) and Paige Omura (Honolulu, Hawaii) at the Hatch Brown Trophy, MIT ended the regatta in fourth overall of 19 teams in its second home race of the year. The Engineers added a sixth place finish as a team at the Central Series I, which was hosted by Boston College, just down the river. Both the MIT coed and women’s sailing teams are ranked No. 14 in the latest Sailing World National Rankings.
  • Sailing Opens Fall Season At Three Regattas
    September 11, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (September 12) - The MIT sailing team opened the 2016 campaign by competing in three different regattas over the weekend. The Engineers had their top placement of fourth at the FJ Invitational, while other sailors finished eighth at the Toni Deutsch Trophy at home and others finished ninth at the Harry Anderson Trophy, hosted by Yale.