August 31, 2005

Engineers Ready to Set Sail

Aug. 31, 2005

By
Mike Stoller

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT Sailing opens the 2005-06 campaign in the Harry Anderson Trophy, this Saturday, seeking to improve on its eighth place finish in last year's competition. The Labor Day weekend event in New Haven, Conn., spans two days with 24 teams competing.

Without the services of graduated top skipper Jim (JM) Modisette, the Engineers are looking to sophomore Jack field as their guiding light in A-Division. Bolstering the crew will be junior Wyman Li. In B-Division, Tech will rely on sophomore Jacob Muhleman to head the ship, along with crew Chuck Head, a junior.

Leading the Women's team will be seniors Emma Bassein and Jenny Hu, junior Cha-ling O'Connell, and sophomore Amanda Baker.

Following the Harry Anderson Trophy, MIT, ranked 14th nationally last year, will open at home in the Women's Man-Labs Trophy on Sept. 10, before hosting the MIT Invitational the following day.