Thompson Trophy at Connecticut College – 2nd of 18 (A Division – 5th, B Division – 6th, C Division – 2nd)
President's Trophy at Boston University – 6th of 12 (A Division – 6th, B Division – 5th)
Oberg Trophy at MIT – 7th of 11 (A Division – 6th, B Division – 8th, C Division – 7th)
- The Lead: After qualifying for team race nationals a week ago, the MIT sailing team had another excellent weekend on the water. The Engineers were the runners-up at the Thompson Trophy behind No. 1 Yale University and also went on to place sixth at the President's Trophy and seventh at the Oberg Trophy.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Engineers had an excellent showing at the Thompson Trophy, which was held at Connecticut College, as they claimed second place as a team in the 18 team field. MIT was just behind No. 1 nationally-ranked Yale University and finished ahead of No. 7 College of Charleston, No. 2 Georgetown University and No. 10 Stanford University.
- The A Division boat sailed by Jordan Ladd (St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands), Paige Omura (Honolulu, Hawaii), Ty Ingram (White Plains, N.Y.) and Sameena Shaffeeullah (Danbury, Conn.) took fifth place with 95 points, while the B Division vessel sailed by Omura and Trevor Long (Hockessin, Del.) took sixth place with 86 points and the C Division boat piloted by Alec Stewart (Duxbury, Mass.) and Fiona McKellar (Palos Verdes, Calif.) came in second place. Over the 13 rotation, three division regatta, the Engineers combined for 34 top-10 finishes in Connecticut, which was highlighted by a pair of first place finishes in rotation five and 12 by Stewart and McKellar in the C Division.
- At the President's Trophy, an all-women's regatta, MIT finished sixth as a team with 119 points. The A Division boat sailed by Lisa Sukharev-Chuyan (Temple, N.H.), Jorlyn Le Garrec (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Annie Hughes (Guilford, Conn.) and Noa Yoder (New York, N.Y.) finished fifth in the A Division, while Le Garrec, Greta Farrell (Huntington, N.Y.) and Sarah Caso (Duxbury, Mass.) also teamed up for fifth place in the B Division. Over the 20 races sailed (two divisions – 10 rotations each), MIT only finished outside of the top-10 twice as MIT notched 11 top-5 placements.
- MIT rounded out its weekend at home as the Engineers finished seventh as a team at the Oberg Trophy. The A Division boat was sailed by Stephen Duncan (Severna Park, Md.) and Tiffany Xi (Foster City, Calif.), the B Division boat was sailed by Thatcher Chamberlin (Camden, Maine), Cutter O'Connell (Del Mar, Calif.), Alice Lin (Cypress, Calif.) and Julia Cho (Cupertino, Calif.) and the C Division boat was sailed by James Peraire-Bueno (Bedford, Mass.) and Brooke McGoldrick (Southport, Conn.). Duncan and Xi totaled 58 points for sixth place in the A Division, Chamberlin, O'Connell, Lin and Cho placed eighth with 78 points in the B Division and Peraire-Bueno and McGoldrick took seventh with 69 points in the C Division.
- Next weekend, MIT will compete in the Boston Dinghy Club Challenge Cup at home, the Reed Trophy – the NEISA Women's Championship – at Brown University, and the Morris Trophy at Boston University. All three regattas are two day events that will start on Saturday, April 22 and continue on Sunday, April 23.