The MIT sailing team finished eighth out of 12 teams at the Fowle Trophy New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association Team Race Championships hosted by Brown University this past weekend. MIT finished the event with a record of 2-12, while Boston College won with a record of 16-3.
A combined 95 rounds were raced on Saturday and Sunday as the teams were seeded into two groups of six. The top four squads in each group advanced to the first of two Gold Fleet round robins, while the final round saw six teams racing for the top spot. MIT fell short of the finals by two spots. Winds ranged from four-ten knots.
Competing for MIT were John M. “Jack” Field ’08, Brooks L. Reed ’09, Jacob M. Muhleman ’08, Julie C. Arsenault ’08, Elizabeth A. Hass ’10, and Karlen E. Ruleman ’09.
Also this week, three MIT sailors were named to the 2008 All New England coed sailing team. Skippers Reed and Field earned first and second team honors, respectively, while Hass was one of only two sophomores named to the crew list.
“Criteria for these awards are primarily results based, and this demonstrates what a good year they had, particularly Brooks and Ellie who are sailing partners and have put a tremendous amount of work together,” said coach Matt Lindblad.
MIT is currently ranked No. 14 in the Sailing World college rankings, and qualified for the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association North American Dinghy National Championships for the first time since 2003 this spring.