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Sailors Bring Home Win at Hatch Brown

By Daniel B. Nestor

MIT sailors brought home some impressive showings last weekend in the Hatch Brown competition at Boston University. They will compete in the New England championships next weekend.

After completing the seven-race series, Daniel Nestor '96 and crew Heather Campbell '95 finished 4th in the A division, a mere five points behind first place Tufts University and BU. Team captain Adam London '95 and crew Frank Marcoline `95 had some impressive races in the B division and rallied back into the regatta in the last race to help MIT capture fifth overall. The top four teams at the New England championships will go on to the national championships.

On the freshman scene, Doug DeCouto and Jeff Brock traveled to Salem State to compete in the New England freshman championships. After two days of sailing against the some of the best freshman in the country, DeCouto and Brock came away with an impressive third place finish.

The women's New Englands were also sailed this weekend. The team, led by Danielle Ames '96, sailed well against a very tough fleet. This week, Ames and the other varsity skippers are battling amongst themselves for the two starting spots in the varsity NE Championships.

The Hatch Brown competition is named after Brown, the current women's sailing coach at MIT. He is in the College Sailing Hall of Fame as well as the BU Hall of Fame.

The team will compete against Coast Guard next Saturday and Sunday.