NEW LONDON, Conn. – The No. 16 nationally-ranked MIT sailing team closed its team racing season with an 11th place finish this weekend at the New England Team Race Championship. Over the course of the two-day regatta, the Engineers registered a record of 3-8 in a very competitive field of sailors. Five members of the sailing team also competed at the Emily Wick Trophy where the Cardinal and Gray placed ninth of 18 teams.
Seniors David Larson (La Jolla, Calif.) and Joe Paggi (Bayville, N.J.), junior Alec Stewart (Duxbury, Mass.) and sophomores Ty Ingram (White Plains, N.Y.) and Cutter O'Connell (San Diego, Calif.) served as the skippers in the team race for MIT, while seniors Lisa Sukharev-Chuyan (Temple, N.H.) and Christopher Ford (Millbrae, Calif.), and juniors Jordan Ladd (St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands), Paige Omura (Honolulu, Hawaii) and Kyle Joba-Woodruff (Montreal, Quebec) were the crew members throughout the weekend of competition.
MIT earned its three wins of the regatta in the first round of action. The Engineers won their first race against No. 17 Boston University (second-third-fourth) in race number 10 of the regatta. Facing a strong list of programs from across New England, MIT didn't pick up another win until race 55 when the Engineers beat No. 10 Harvard University (first-third-sixth).
The Engineers' final win of the regatta came in race 62 when MIT beat out Connecticut College (first-fourth-fifth) for a final record of 3-8 in the two-day event.
MIT will return to action on Wednesday, April 13 for its first Midweek Firefly of the spring season. Action is expected to get underway at 4:00 p.m.