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The MIT sailing team braved grey skies and rain this past Sunday, Sept. 22 in a regatta against Boston University.

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Two MIT sophomores chosen as Sailors of the Week

On the heels of their outstanding performance at the Toni Deutsch Regatta, MIT sophomores Rosalind R. Lesh ’16 and Lisa Sukharev-Chuyan ’16 were selected as the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association Women’s Sailors of the Week. The duo finished first in the B Division by a margin of 28 points to help the Engineers secure second place out of 17 squads in the competition.

Lesh and Sukharev-Chuyan were victorious in five rounds, captured second in four outings and were third on two occasions. The pair never finished outside the top 10 in the 17 rotations that were held on the Charles River.

The nationally-ranked No. 11 women’s team returns to action this weekend at the Mrs. Hurst Bowl hosted by Dartmouth College.

—Mindy Brauer