Nov. 13, 2006
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - MIT, which finished high up against its competition for most of the fall campaign, placed an uncharacteristic 14th out of 18 entries at the Atlantic Coast Championship this past weekend.
Entering the two-day fall finale, the Engineers ranked a solid 13th in the Sailing World national rankings. During one stretch this season, the Cardinal Gray placed in the top-five in six straight outings. Rarely did they finish out of the top 10.
B-Division skipper Brooks Reed and crews Sylvia Yang and Chuck Head kept the Engineers afloat with a strong eighth-place mark in their circuit. However, A-Division never found daylight after placing fifth in the opening joust. Tech's higher division finished 16th.
Dartmouth College won the event with a score of 73. Host Brown University placed second with a tally of 102.
Included among the other participants were fifth-place finisher Boston College, and Harvard University, which slotted ninth.
MIT will resume its otherwise stellar campaign in March.