Sailing Has Solid Outing at Midweek Firefly Regatta

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its second and final Midweek Firefly Regatta of the season, the MIT sailing team claimed third, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, 10th, and 14th place out of 19 teams on Wednesday afternoon. Sophomore William Livernois (Newnan, Ga.) and freshman Jorlyn Le Garrec (Pittsburgh, Pa.) led the No. 17 Engineers with a third-place performance as they were third in the opening race, ranked fifth in the next round, and closed the competition with a runner-up spot.

Freshman Nicole O'Brien (Winthrop, Mass.) and sophomore Alissa Borshchenko (Brooklyn, N.Y.) used a pair of sixth-place finishes along with a ranking of fourth to stand sixth overall. Sophomore Cali Warner (Dartmouth, Mass.) and freshman Megan McKnelly (Camarillo, Calif.) alternated placements in each race with freshman Kyle Joba-Woodruff (Montreal, Quebec) and sophomore Victoria Stivanello (Douglaston, N.Y.) to claim seventh and eighth place, respectively. Warner and McKnelly finished eighth, seventh, and 10th in their outings while Joba-Woodruff and Stivanello were seventh, eighth, and 11th. Junior Andrew Stratton (Oulston, United Kingdom) and freshman Sophie Goemans (Lexington, Mass.) edged out sophomore Jeremy Kalas (Huntington, N.Y.) and senior Grace Young (Washington, D.C.) for ninth place as freshmen Moseley Andrews (Ross, Calif.) and Ellie Simonson (Bismarck, N.D.) rounded out the Cardinal and Gray in 14th place.

MIT will host the Oberg Trophy this weekend while traveling to the Hoyt Trophy at Brown and the Stu Nelson Trophy at Connecticut College.