May 1, 2006
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - "B" Division skipper Ellann Cohen and crew Gina Fridley scored the lowest team total of all boats, as host MIT waltzed to a second place finish out of 13 entries in Sunday's No Ringer Regatta.
Tech's terrific twosome placed first in four out of six races, posting an astonishing score of 10. In missing the elusive single digit total by just a point, Cohen and Fridley edged out neighboring foe and overall winner Tufts University by four marks and rival Wellesley College by eight.
After placing second in the opening contest, Cohen and Fridley finished first in the next three jousts and hit the jackpot again in race six. The duo also slotted fourth in the next-to-last round.
The "A" Division tandem of Jenny Hu and Kim Harrison also fared well, finishing fourth with a score of 31. The pair posted its best efforts in rounds two (first place), three (third place) and five (second place). Hu skippered the first two races, switching with Harrison for the final four.
The No Ringer Regatta honors Professor Noringer, the famous rocket scientist who discovered fiberglass, wrote many of the racing rules, and first applied roll tacking to dinghy racing.