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Sailors Take Fall Season by the Horn

By Elaine Heal
Team Member

The MIT sailors wrapped up their fall season last weekend with the Horn Trophy at Harvard. The event was a mixed women's and varsity event with 13 schools competing.

Daniel Nestor '96, Matt Vaneman '97, Jonas Sylvester '96, Adam London '95, Charlie Pan '95, and John Feland '94 sailed in the open divisions. In the two-day regatta, they ended up with several good finishes. London and Feland won a race on Sunday, and Nestor and Sylvester finished third in one race, as well as making several other good times.

Danielle Ames '96 and Elaine Heal '95 sailed in an all-women's division and Patricia Schmidt '96 skippered in a division that required a woman skipper, with Bryant Lin '96 and Kevin Hethrington '94 crewing for her. These two teams were also able to finish quite well. Schmidt, Lin, and Hethrington did well even though they had not had much practice sailing together. Ames and Heal had some good finishes and ended third overall in their division.