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Sailing Finishes 3rd in Smith

By Elaine Heal
Team Member

This past weekend the women's sailing team traveled to Yale to compete in a women's intersectional. Danielle Ames '96, Patricia Schmidt '96, Elaine Heal '95 and Iliana Fugmori '95 sailed against sixteen other top schools from all over the country.

This year's Smith Trophy, the largest intercollegiate regatta in the country, was held Sunday, Oct. 17 at MIT, and twenty-two schools battled it out. The MIT team of Rich Downey '94, Anna Chwang '95, Dan Nester '96, and Jonas Sylvester '96 tied for third, an outstanding finish against so many competitive teams.

Also on the Charles Saturday was an invitational at Harvard University and the Boston University Trophy. Both of these occurred in light and shifty winds, but the team, consisting of Dan Nester '96, Vane Vaneman '97, Freddy Santos '96, and Jonas Sylvester '96, pulled off a second place finish at Harvard. Meanhile at BU Al Svilan '95, Heather Campbell '96, Doug DeCouto '97, and Lisa Collins '97 finished sixth.

On sunday the varsity squad headed for Dartmouth College to sail in the John Wood Trophy. The team of Doug DeCouto '97, Lisa Collins '97, Al Svilan '95, Heather Campbell '95, Adam London '95, John Feland '94, Jeff Brock '97, and Alan Au '97 finished fifth.