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Sailing Team Qualifies For Schell Race

By Daniel Nester
Team Member

The varsity and women's sailing teams enjoyed another successful weekend. As the season nears an end, and the regattas are getting more important, the team is coming together with many sailors contributing to the success.

This weekend saw the women's team at home on Saturday and Sunday, while the varsity team traveled to Harvard University on Saturday for the Oberg Trophy, the Greater Boston championship, and to Dartmouth College for the Hurst Bowl on Sunday.

Daniel Nestor '96 and Matthew VanEman '97, Vjekoslav Svilan '95 and Heather Campbell '95, and Doug DeCouto '97 and Charlie Pan '95 sailed to a fourth out of seven at the very competitive Oberg Trophy.

Meanwhile, up river at the MIT, the women Danielle Ames '96, Lisa Collins '97, Elaine Heal '96, and Heather Back '96 were sailing in an intersectional regatta. The event spanned two days and was highlighted by an outstanding performance by Ames, who rocked the laser division with seven firsts in 12 races.

Finally, the varsity team, consisting of DeCouto, Jonas Klein '97, Nestor, and VanEman, battled to a fourth in a tough fleet of 15. This performance qualified the Beavers for the Schell trophy (Oct. 30-31) in which the 12 best teams in New England will duke it out. The event will be hosted at the MIT sailing pavilion, giving the student body a great chance to come support the upstart Tech sailors in their drive for glory. MIT will also be represented at the Dixie Cup at University of New Hampshire on Saturday.