MIT sailing team takes 14th place at Rose Bowl Regatta Some of the country’s highest-ranked programs competed at the weekend event hosted by USC

The MIT sailing team, ranked No. 14 in the latest Coed College World Sailing poll, placed 14th overall at the 2016 Rose Bowl Regatta hosted by the University of Southern California over the weekend.

The regatta featured nationally ranked programs from across the country including No. 2 Georgetown University, No. 3 U.S. Coast Guard Academy, No. 4 College of Charleston, No. 9 Boston University, No. 10 U.S. Naval Academy, No. 14 MIT, No. 19 Tufts University, and No. 20 University of California Santa Barbara.

David Larson ’16, Christopher Ford ’16, and Megan McKnelly ’17 claimed 12th place in the A division with 103 points. Larson sailed in all eight rotations, while McKnelly competed in rotations 1-4 and 7-8, and Ford helped over middle races 5-6. The trio took fourth place in the second rotation and eighth in the sixth rotation, their best placements of the weekend.

Ford then teamed up with Joe Paggi ’16 and Sameena Shaffeeullah ’19 to place 12th in the B division with a total of 94 points. Over the eight-race, two-day regatta, Ford, Paggi, and Shaffeeullah had their best performances in the fifth rotation (sixth overall).

MIT is off until the end of February when the Cardinal and Gray travel to South Carolina for the College of Charleston Team Race which is slated for February 27 and 28.