2015-16 MIT Sailing News

  • MIT Sailing Honored With Ten ICSA Scholar-Athlete Accolades
    August 03, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A group of ten sailors from the MIT sailing team were honored for their excellence in competition and academics by the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) when the organization announced its 2015-16 All-Academic Sailing Team. A total of 146 student-athletes from 44 institutions were selected for the honor this year.
  • Lesh Named Finalist For Robert H. Hobbs National Sportsman of the Year Award
    June 17, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After leading the women’s sailing team to an eighth place finish at the 2016 ICSA/Sperry National Championship in San Diego, California a few weeks ago, senior Robyn Lesh (Everson, Wash.) was named a finalist for the Robert H. Hobbs National Sportsman of the Year Award.
  • MIT Captures Eighth Place at ICSA Women’s Sailing National Championship
    May 27, 2016
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The MIT women’s sailing team closed its season by finishing eighth out of 18 teams at the two-day ICSA/Sperry National Championship hosted by the San Diego Yacht Club on Friday. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy won the title courtesy of a 40-point margin over Brown University, overpowering a field that featured 13 Division I programs.
  • Women’s Sailing Finishes Ninth in Semifinals, Advances to ICSA National Championship
    May 25, 2016
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Competing in its second ICSA/Sperry Women’s National Championship in three years, the MIT women’s sailing team claimed ninth in the standings in the two-day Eastern Semifinal that concluded on Wednesday. The Engineers finished 49 points ahead of the University of South Florida to secure the last spot in the finals that kick off on Thursday morning at the San Diego Yacht Club.
  • 2016 Spring Championship Hub: May 23 - May 31
    May 23, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Five MIT teams will be competing at the national level this coming week including women's sailing, softball as well as men's and women's track and field. Individually, two members of the women's tennis team have qualified for the NCAA Division III Singles Championship. Keep checking back to this page for all information regarding each championship event.
  • Sailing Closes Regular Season at New England Dinghy Championship
    May 01, 2016
    HANOVER, N.H. – The MIT coed sailing team, ranked No. 14 in the latest Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) poll, closed its regular season with an 11th place finish at the New England Dinghy Championship held at Dartmouth College over the weekend.
  • Lesh Collects Second Consecutive NEISA Sportsmanship Award
    April 27, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second time in as many years, MIT sailing senior Robyn Lesh (Everson, Wash.) has earned the Sportsmanship award for her performance at the 2016 New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s (NEISA) Women’s Championship over the weekend.
  • Women’s Sailing Qualifies For Nationals At Reed Trophy
    April 24, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s sailing team qualified for the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Sperry Women’s National Semifinals with their 10th place performance at the Reed Trophy this weekend, held at Yale University. Nationals is scheduled for May 24-27 at the San Diego Yacht Club in San Diego, Calif.
  • Sailing Takes Third at President’s Trophy Highlighting Strong Weekend of Competition
    April 17, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 15 nationally ranked MIT sailing team was represented at three regattas this weekend. The Engineers had their best finish of third place at the President’s Trophy hosted by Boston University, while some members of the team took fourth at the Thompson Trophy at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and other placed ninth at the Oberg Trophy at home on the Charles River.
  • Sailing Competes in First Midweek Firefly of Spring Season
    April 13, 2016
    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.
  • Sailing Finishes 11th at New England Team Race Championship
    April 10, 2016
    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.
  • Stewart, Omura Tabbed NEISA Sailors of the Week
    April 06, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT sailing juniors Alec Stewart (Duxbury, Mass.) and Paige Omura (Honolulu, Hawaii) have been named as the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s (NEISA) Sailors of the Week for their performances at the 35th Lynne Marchiando Team Race over the weekend.
  • MIT Places Third In Weather Shortened Lynne Marchiando Team Race
    April 02, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT claimed its best finish in the team racing discipline in over 25 years with a third place performance at the Lynne Marchiando Team Race. In thirteen races sailed in the regatta hosted by MIT, the Engineers secured nine of them for an overall record of 9-4. Due to impending weather on Sunday, the Team Race concluded after only one round of competition.
  • Sailing Finishes Seventh at Jan T. Friis Team Race
    March 27, 2016
    NEW LONDON, Conn. – The No. 14 MIT sailing team claimed seventh place with a record of 4-7 at the Jan T. Friis Team Race hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard Academy over the weekend.
  • Sailing Takes Third in Geiger Team Race, Places 11th at Graham Hall
    March 20, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 14 MIT sailing team finished in third place on the Charles River at the Ike Geiger Team Race and took 11th overall at the Graham Hall Team Race, hosted by the United States Naval Academy over the weekend.
  • Sailing Registers Pair of Top Three Finishes at Arctic Circle, Wood Team Races
    March 13, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT sailing had a strong showing placing second and third, respectively, at the Arctic Circle Team Race hosted by Tufts University and at the Wood Team Race hosted by Harvard University over the weekend.
  • MIT Sails to Third Place at Sharpe Trophy
    March 06, 2016
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The nationally-ranked No. 14 MIT sailing team finished in third place at the Sharpe Team Race Trophy over the weekend at Brown University.
  • Sailing Opens Spring Season at Charleston Women’s Regatta
    February 28, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Competing for the first time this spring season, the No. 14 ranked MIT sailing team finished fifth out of 14 teams at the Charleston Women’s Regatta held at the College of Charleston this weekend.
  • Sailing Takes 14th at Rose Bowl Regatta
    January 03, 2016
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The MIT sailing team, ranked No. 14 in the latest Coed College World Sailing poll, placed 14th overall at the 2016 Rose Bowl Regatta hosted by the University of Southern California over the weekend.
  • Sailing Closes Fall Season at Atlantic Coast Championship
    November 15, 2015
    NORFOLK, Va. – In its final outing of the fall, the MIT coed sailing team finished 15th at the Atlantic Coast Championship hosted by Old Dominion University this past weekend.
  • MIT Competes in Four Regattas
    November 07, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its final action of the fall regular season, the MIT sailing team was represented in four regattas. Battling in a pair of team racing events, the Engineers were sixth at the Mike Horn Trophy and seventh at the Hap Moore Trophy. The Cardinal and Gray also secured seventh place at the Crews Regatta and ninth place at the Professor No Ringer.
  • Sailing Advances to Atlantic Coast Championships
    November 01, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT sailing team, ranked No. 10 in the latest Coed College World Sailing poll, competed at three regattas over the weekend. Members of the coed team placed sixth at the Schell Trophy, while others finished 15th at the Victorian Coffee Urn Trophy and 12th at the Nickerson Trophy. With the sixth place finish at the Schell Trophy, the Engineers have qualified to race in the Coed Atlantic Coast Championships in two weeks.
  • Ladd, Ingram Named NEISA Coed Sailors of the Week
    October 27, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT sailing junior Jordan Ladd (St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands) and sophomore Ty Ingram (White Plains, N.Y.) were named as the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s (NEISA) Coed Sailors of the Week for their performance at the Hoyt Trophy over the weekend.
  • Sailing Weekend Highlighted by Wins at Oberg and Hoyt Trophies
    October 25, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – It was a great weekend for the MIT sailing team, ranked No. 18 in the latest Coed College World Sailing poll, as the Engineers won both the Oberg and Hoyt Trophies on Sunday afternoon. The Hoyt Trophy was the most competitive regatta in the country over the past weekend, while the Oberg Trophy was the top regatta in the New England region. The Cardinal and Gray also competed in the Mrs. Hurst Bowl where MIT finished 16th overall.
  • Sailing Competes in Second Fall Midweek Firefly of the Season
    October 22, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – On a perfect evening for sailing on the Charles River, the MIT sailing team, ranked No. 18 in the latest Coed College World Sailing poll, took eighth, ninth, tenth, and 18th in the second of two Midweek Firefly Invitational’s on Thursday evening
  • Sailing Wins NEISA Invite, Places Fifth at Captain Hurst Bowl
    October 17, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT sailing team, ranked No. 18 in the latest Coed College World Sailing poll, registered a first, sixth and eighth place finish at the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA) Invitational, hosted by the Engineers, and finished fifth at the Captain Hurst Bowl, hosted by Dartmouth College over the weekend.
  • Sailing Finishes Seventh at Moody Trophy
    October 11, 2015
    KINGSTON, R.I. – The MIT sailing team, ranked No. 16 in the latest Coed Sailing World’s College poll, finished seventh at the Moody Trophy, the Engineers only regatta on the schedule, hosted by the University of Rhode Island over the weekend.
  • Sailing Notches Best Finish of Weekend at the Harvard Invitational
    October 05, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT sailing team, ranked No. 16 in the first Coed Sailing World’s College Rankings, competed in three regattas in its fourth weekend of competition, which began early on Saturday morning. The Engineers placed fifth at the Harvard Invitational, eighth at the Smith Trophy, hosted by the Cardinal and Gray, and 15th at the Danmark Trophy, which was hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
  • The Tech of Sports: The Pure Love of Dirty Water
    September 30, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Sailing senior Lisa Sukharev-Chuyan and juniors Megan McKnelly and Jorlyn Le Garrec were featured on the DSL website earlier this month. The three sailors talked about their love for sailing and the unique aspects of racing on the Charles River.
  • Freshmen Place 1st, 3rd and 4th to Open Weekend of Racing at Midweek Firefly
    September 24, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT sailing team competed in four regattas in their third full weekend of competition. The racing began on late Thursday afternoon, where the Engineers finished 1st, 3rd and 4th at the Midweek Firefly. On Sunday, the Cardinal and Gray sailed to a 5th place finish at the Loder Trophy, hosted by the University of New Hampshire, eighth place finishes at the Hood Trophy and Regis Bowl, hosted by Boston University and Tufts University, respectively, to go along with a 12th place spot at the St. Mary’s Fall Intersectional.
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