October 17, 2005

Tech Derailed at Yale

Oct. 16, 2005

By
Mike Stoller

New Haven, Conn. - With winds building to a crescendo, Sunday, the MIT sailors landed 19th out of 22 entries, this past weekend, in the Yale Women's Intersectional. Facing a steady southwest breeze of 15-20 knots, with puffs 25-plus, neither A nor B Division could rally the Engineers, who failed to finish in the top 10 in all but four of the combined 16 races during the two-day event.

Tech's B-Division jolted out to a flying start, placing fifth in the first round, one better than Navy, which ranked first in the group and third overall. MIT later tallied a pair of seventh place slots, but that's all it could muster before finishing 16th in the circuit. A-Division, meanwhile, had its highlight at the halfway point, placing seventh above 11th-place finisher Coast Guard Academy.

Strong winds with high gusts eventually stopped the races. Yale University won the regatta with an impeccable score of 84.

MIT will host the Smith Trophy next weekend in Cambridge.