Sailing Takes Second and Fourth at Midweek Firefly

Sailing Takes Second and Fourth at Midweek Firefly

THE BASICS:

- Event: Midweek Firefly Regatta (Bobby Berliner Trophy)

- Result: 2nd, 4th of 5 Teams

- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (MIT Sailing Pavilion - Charles River)

- The Lead: The MIT sailing team competed in the third Midweek Firefly Regatta of the year as the Engineers finished second and fourth of five teams this afternoon on the Charles River.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- In MIT's "Engineers 2" boat skipper Thatcher Chamberlin (Camden, Maine) and crew Brooke McGoldrick (Southport, Conn.) came in second place overall with 13 points. In six races sailed today, Chamberlin and McGoldrick won the opening heat and went on to take second, third, second, second and third in the field of five vessels.

- In MIT's "Engineers 1" boat skipper James Peraire-Bueno (Bedford, Mass.) and crew Noa Yoder (New York, N.Y.) came in fourth place with 20 points. Over the six rotations, Peraire-Bueno and Yoder won the third race and also placed third and fourth in the opening two rotations, respectively. The duo went on to cross the line fourth in each of the final three races of the afternoon to account for their 20 points.

- NEISA has a new trophy for both a spring and a fall midweek Fly Series. The Bobby Berliner Trophy recognizes a former MIT sailor who was a superstar in Fireflies back in the 1960s when it was common to have 30-70 Flies show up at a weekend regatta in New England, Canada, and Bermuda. The scores for each season will be cumulative and a top skipper and top crew will have their names engraved on this trophy.

UP NEXT:

- The Engineers will host the Oberg Trophy this weekend and also head to Boston University for the President's Trophy and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for the Thompson Trophy.

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