Sailing clinches third place at Brown University

The nationally-ranked No. 14 MIT sailing team finished in third place at the Sharpe Team Race Trophy over the weekend at Brown University.

In a very competitive field comprising nine programs, seven of which are ranked in the Sailing World College top 20, the Engineers compiled a record of 7-5 for third place just behind No. 18 Brown University (10-2) and Dartmouth College (9-3). MIT won the third place head-to-head tiebreaker over No. 19 Tufts University to claim the third position.

David Larson ’16, Alec Stewart ’17, Ty Ingram ’18, and Cutter O’Connell ’18 served as the skippers at the Sharpe Trophy for the Cardinal and Gray. Competing as the crew at the regatta were Lisa Sukharev-Chuyan ’16, Christopher Ford ’16, Jordan Ladd ’17, Kyle Joba-Woodruff ’17, and Greta Farrell ’18.

In the first round, the Engineers bested Brown (2-3-5), Bowdoin College (1-3-5), Dartmouth (2-3-4), Yale University (1-2-4), Rhode Island University (1-2-6), and Brown II (1-2-5). As a team, MIT compiled a record of 6-3 in the opening stage, before advancing to the Final Four.

In the Final Four, MIT came away with a win over Tufts (2-3-4), but fell to Brown (3-4-6) and Dartmouth (4-5-6) for a mark of 1-2 in the stage and an overall mark of 7-5 for the weekend.

This weekend was the fifth time since the 2009-10 season that MIT competed at the Sharpe Trophy and third time in which the Cardinal and Gray secured a third place finish among elite teams.

MIT returns to action next weekend, March 12 and 13, in the Wood Team Race hosted by Harvard University and the Tufts Invitational Team Race hosted by Tufts University.