Sailing Opens 2017 Fall Season at Six Regattas

Courtesy of Rob Migliaccio
Courtesy of Rob Migliaccio

THE BASICS:

- Results:

Lark Invitational at Tufts University – 2nd of 9 Teams
FJ Invitational at Harvard University – 3rd of 10 Teams
Toni Deutsch Trophy at Home – 4th of 16 Teams
Harry Anderson Trophy at Yale University – 4th of 16 Teams
Philip Harman Cup at Maine Maritime – 6th of 8 Teams
Penobscot Bay Open at Maine Maritime – 13th of 15 Teams

- The Lead: 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- The Engineers opened the weekend at the Lark Invitational when they finished second with 81 points as a team only behind crosstown rival Harvard University, which took the title with 41 points. Freshmen Ivan Shestopalov (Miami, Fla.) and John Ped (Portland, Ore.) took third in the A Division with 38 points as they crossed the finish line second in rotation two and registered four top-7 placements over the six rotation regatta. Sophomore Alice Lin (Cypress, Calif.) and freshman Ryan Hennessey (Washington, D.C.) also claimed third in the B Division with 43 points. Lin and Hennessey won the first rotation and closed strong with placements of second, second and fifth over the final three races.

- At the FJ Invitational at Harvard University, the Engineers finished third in the team standings with 52 points as Tufts University edged the Engineers by a single point to finish second. The A Division boat was second with 18 points as they won the opening rotation, finished 11th in rotation two and second in each of the final three rotations, while the B Division boat was fourth with 34 points. The B Division tandem crossed the line fifth once, seventh three times and eighth once over the five rotation regatta.

- At the Toni Deutsch Regatta, finished fourth in the team standings with 196 points. In the B Division, senior Greta Farrell (Huntington, N.Y.) and junior Sarah Caso (Duxbury, Mass.) finished third with 73 points and in the A Division, juniors Annie Hughes (Guilford, Conn.) and Tiffany Xi (Foster City, Calif.) claimed eighth place with 123 points. Farrell and Caso posted three rotation victories and crossed the line in the top-3 in six times over 15 races. Hughes and Xi registered two second place rotation finishes and finished in the top half of the field eight different times.

- At the Harry Anderson Trophy, MIT finished fourth in the team standings with 219 points. In the A Division, senior Ty Ingram (White Plains, N.Y.) and junior Sameena Shaffeeullah (Danbury, Conn.) claimed sixth place with 117 points, while junior Trevor Long (Hockessin, Del.) and sophomore Marcus Abate (Kemah, Texas) claimed fourth place in the B Division with 102 points. Over the 16 rotation regatta, Ingram and Shaffeeullah posted one victory and finished second four times, while Long and Abate finished in the top-5 eight times.

- At the Philip Harman Cup, senior Cutter O'Connell (Del Mar, Calif.), junior Noa Yoder (New York, N.Y.) and sophomores Stephen Duncan (Severna Park, Md.) and Connor Chung (Newport Beach, Calif.) finished sixth out of eight teams with 42 points. The quartet had a strong start to the regatta as they placed third, first, fifth and third over the opening four rotations.

- Finally at the Penobscot Bay Open Regatta, the Engineers finished 13th out of 15 teams in the final standings. The A Division boat sailed by senior James Peraire-Bueno (Bedford, Mass.) and Phoebe Piercy (Truro, United Kingdom) claimed 13th with 95 points, while the B Division boat sailed by junior Thatcher Chamberlin (Camden, Maine) and sophomore Julia Cho (Cupertino, Calif.) finished tenth with 74 points. Peraire-Bueno and Piercy had their best race in rotation six when they crossed the line sixth, while Chamberlin and Cho had their best race during rotation three when they crossed the line fifth.

UP NEXT:

- Next weekend, MIT has a lighter schedule as the Engineers' coed team will host the Hatch Brown Trophy and travel to the Central Series 2, while the women's team will head to the Stu Nelson Trophy at Connecticut College.

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