DINGHIES WIN SECOND PLACE IN QUAD MEET
Harvard-Radcliffe Sailors Bow to Basin Aggregation
While most weekend sports simmered down to comparative peacefulness on Sunday following the weekend's extensive activities, the Crimson helmsmen were disporting themselves on Now Hampshire waters in a quadrangular dinghy meet from which they emerged second.
All in all, it was a congenial group which faced the white-capped waters on the shores of the Great Tepee. Roger Willcox '41, Commodore of the Yacht Club, had decided that the engagement was informal enough to warrant a crew from Radcliffe, which "was practically part of Harvard anyway." Willcox's brother was in the Dartmouth boat, and Charlie Miller '41, the CRIMSON's exhepcat, had ensconced himself in the hold of the Tech dinghy. Only Brown seemed to have come directly for racing. At the end of three races, approximately when the sun went down, M. I. T. had ten points to its credit and was declared winner. The Harvard-Radcliffe aggregation had garnered nine, thereby qualifying for the second position, one point ahead of the Indians, on whose lake the festivities were occurring. Brown, which seemed to have come directly for racing, had three points to its credit.
The wind was of such force that the Engineers, who are not accustomed to air outside of their own wind-tunnels, at first did not wish to hazard forth on the frothy surface. Finally, after one of the dinghys broke loose from its moorings and led all concerned a merry chase before it was captured in a soggy condition, the Engineer skipper capitulated and the Race Committee want to work.
With great care a course was laid out which would make jibing an absolute impossibility, and here the mighty Miller almost proved his worth. The Tech boat became involved in a wonderful luffing match during which they toured the New Hampshire countryside.
Through these tactics it became necessary to tack down wind in order to reach the leeward mark, and while the Tech skipper was figuring out problems of aerodynamic import on his calibrated sliderule, the great Miller with consummate ease jibed his craft three times, but on each occasion his machinations bailed and Tech ran off with the "championship."