March 15, 2005

MIT Sailing Finishes Second Overall in Chase of Admiral Moore Trophy

March 14, 2005

Complete Results

NEW YORK, N.Y. - MIT sailing opened the 2005 spring season with a tremendous effort at the Admiral Moore Trophy hosted by New York Maritime College. Only falling to Brown University, the nation's No. 1-ranked team, the Engineers finished second overall out of 17 schools.

 

Beautiful early-season conditions provided a fantastic atmosphere where many Division I schools took a pounding at the hands of the top sailing schools from the East in 420 class sloops. 32 races were covered in two days under a ripping current that propelled the teams under the Throgs Neck Bridge in the scenic South Bronx.

 

The Engineers sailed well all weekend, securing first place in the first and last race in A-division. JM Modisette skippered all 32 races, backed by crews Cha-ling O'Connell and B. Boschco. Tech's total in A-division was just off Brown's pace, ensuring a successful opening tilt and second place in the team standings.

 

All six MIT sailors factored into Tech's high finish. Freshman Jack Field skippered B-division to a second-place finish as well, outmaneuvering Roger Williams in the last two races to slide up from third. Crews Emma Bassein and Chuck Head anchored the boat's attack.

 

The Engineers next head to Long Beach, Calif., for a week of intensive training with Division I-power USC, before returning home to host the Lynne Marchiando Team Race Regatta against 12 of the best teams in the nation.