March 15, 2009
NEWPORT, R.I. - The MIT sailing team moved up two slots from its 12th place ranking on Saturday to finish 10th overall out of 16 teams at the Wood Trophy hosted by event winner Salve Regina University this past weekend.
Competing for the Engineers were `A' team skippers Charlie Field and Jamie Curran and crew Jillian Reddy and Rachel Licht, and `B' team skippers Toan Tran-Phu, Regula Granger, Claire DeRose, and Charles Berstein.
On both days, the teams waited until 11am for a breeze to settle in. The southerly current eventually ranged from between 5-12 knots.
Rounding out the top five teams were Boston College, Tufts University, Brown University, and Massachusetts Maritime Academy.