Sailing Competes in First Midweek Firefly of Spring Season

Freshman Sarah Caso
Freshman Sarah Caso
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the first midweek firefly regatta of the spring season, the No. 16 MIT sailing team finished third and 10th overall of 13 teams on Wednesday afternoon on the Charles River.

Engineers 1, sailed by freshman Sarah Caso (Duxbury, Mass.) and senior Jamila Smith-Dell (Cambridge, Mass.) took the third place finished, coming in just behind the No. 4 and No. 5 boats from Boston University. The duo had their best finish in the first rotation as Caso and Smith-Dell came in first place. Despite taking ninth and sixth over the middle races, Caso and Smith-Dell finished strong with two second place spots over the final pair of rotations for 20 points.

In Engineers 2, sophomore James Peraire-Bueno (Bedford, Mass.) and freshman John Piotti (Unity, Maine) totaled 48 points for tenth place. Peraire-Bueno and Piotti had their best race in rotation three when the duo crossed the line eight overall.

MIT hits the water again this coming weekend in a trio of regattas. Some members of the team will stay on the home course as the Engineers will host the Oberg Trophy, while others will make the trip to Boston University for the President's Trophy and more will head to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for the Thompson Trophy.