A picture perfect day on the Charles river greeted a very enthusiastic group of women's sailors. Temps in the high 80s early in the day with no wind led to a two hour delay. The first race started at 12:55 in a nice 4-6 knot easterly. The wind held steady all day, with the occasional gust to 8 knots and never dropping below 4.
Toni Deutsch '58 was an instrumental pioneer in our sport as she was the first woman at MIT to be awarded a varsity letter. She was a valuable player as MIT won two National Championships during her undergrad years. Toni continued to assist the Institute as the Chair of the Alumni Association, served on various visiting committees, and on the MIT Corporation Board.
8 races were completed in both divisions by 4:25pm, with no lunch break. A division sailed outer loop trapezoids in one year old Zim FJs, while B division sailed on the inner loop, in 4 day old Zim 420s; the trapezoid course allowed both fleets to compete without delays, with no mixing of the fleets, at any time.
Several protests were recorded with the committee, but no paper protests were filed. Special thanks to Carter Brock (Northeastern'22) who managed the docks and Mridhula Subramanian (Northeastern '25) for taking on the scorer's role.
Report time will be pushed back until 10am tomorrow; we will attempt 6 races with no lunch break. It is anticipated that the wind will fill after 10am tomorrow.
-- Mike Kalin MIT Sailing Coach
Sunday started with a light SW breeze that took some time to fill in. The first race started at about 11:30 and we were able to get six races per division, in 3-7 knots from the SW, with the occasional puff from the west. A light drizzle arrived for about an hour and helped cool off the competitors.
Special thanks to Carter Brock (Northeastern'22) who managed the docks and Mridhula Subramanian (Northeastern '25) for taking on the scorer's role.
Congratulations to the Harvard Crimson for a strong performance in both divisions, and the overall win.
|4||Brown University||Bears 1||100||85||185|
|5||U. S. Coast Guard Academy||Bears||103||96||199|
|6||Dartmouth College||Big Green||112||93||205|
|7||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Engineers 1||125||93||218|
|8||Bowdoin College||Polar Bears 2||138||119||257|
|9||Brown University||Bears 2||138||141||279|
|10||Bowdoin College||Polar Bears 1||136||155||291|
|11||Roger Williams University||Hawks||127||182||309|
|12||University of Vermont||Catamounts||163||156||319|
|13||University of Rhode Island||Rams||162||160||322|
|14||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Engineers 2||141||188||329|
The following chart shows the relative rank of the teams as of the race indicated. Note that the races are ordered by number, then division, which may not represent the order in which the races were actually sailed.
The first place team as of a given race will always be at the top of the chart. The spacing from one team to the next shows relative gains/losses made from one race to the next. You may hover over the data points to display the total score as of that race.