Hap not Hip for MIT

Hap not Hip for MIT

Oct. 9, 2005

Mike Stoller

NEW LONDON, Conn. - MIT placed eighth in a tie with Kings Point and the host U.S. Coast Guard Academy, finishing at 8-14, this past weekend, in the 12-team Hap Moore Trophy.

In Saturday's rain, with a breeze from the south sailing in at 5-10 knots, the Engineers mustered only a 3-8 record in the first circuit of the round robin event. The second round began the same day and was completed in Sunday's steady 15-25 knots northerly wind, Tech finishing at 5-6.

The Engineers did manage to beat out cross-town rival Harvard University, which finished at 5-17. Yale University won the event with a record of 19-3.

MIT will host the Brass Rat Regatta next weekend in Cambridge.