2016-17 MIT Sailing News

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    March 20, 2017
    Sailing Places Second At Vietor Trophy To Highlight Weekend of Competition 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.
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    March 12, 2017
    Sailing Takes Fifth At College Of Charleston Spring Interconference 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.
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    February 26, 2017
    Sailing Opens Spring Season At College of Charleston Women's Regatta 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.
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    November 16, 2016
    Long, Omura Named NEISA Coed Sailors of the Week 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.
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    November 13, 2016
    Coed Sailing Crowned Atlantic Coast Champions 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.
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    November 05, 2016
    Sailing Preps For ACC's With Impressive Results This Weekend 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.
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    October 30, 2016
    Sailing Qualifies For Coed Atlantic Coast Championship With Second Place Finish At Schell Trophy 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.
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    October 23, 2016
    Sailing Has Great Showing At Four Regattas This Week 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.
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    October 15, 2016
    Sailing Finishes First At Both Captain Hurst Bowl and Firefly/FJ Invite 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.
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    October 09, 2016
    Sailing Finishes 12th At Moody Trophy 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.
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    October 01, 2016
    Sailing Has Strong Showing At Smith and Danmark Trophies Over The Weekend 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.
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    September 25, 2016
    MIT Sailing Shines At St. Mary's Fall Intersectional 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.
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    September 22, 2016
    Stewart, Omura Named NEISA Coed Sailors of the Week 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.
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    September 18, 2016
    Stewart and Omura Clinch First In C Division At Hatch Brown Trophy To Highlight Weekend Of Sailing 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.
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    September 11, 2016
    Sailing Opens Fall Season At Three Regattas 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.