75th Anniversary Renewal Project
FJ Fleet of 18 Boats
FJs are the backbone of our varsity racing fleet at MIT. They are the predominant boat used in intercollegiate competition and our racing teams spend 90% of their practice time in these boats. Crews tack facing backwards and they must be feathered and pinched much more than the Lark or 420.
Our FJ fleet was renewed in 2005 and will be due for renewal again in 2011. Our boats are fun to sail and the colored hulls make it easier for spectators to follow the progress of a race. The colors also facilitate learning team racing. The boats will be replaced every six years; their sails every three years.
|Naming & Giving Opportunities|
Top:The pin end of the starting line is a bit crowded during the 72nd Boston Dinghy Cup.
Left: Proper roll tacks get the entire rudder out of the water.
|Top: The FJ fleet in 2007.|
Full boat donations or Fleet gifts will proudly display a plaque inside the cockpit area for all users to appreciate your generosity.
All donors or groups of donors are invited to name their boat as well. Historically, names have been chosen to honor a coach, family friend, interesting inspiration or person of admiration. The choice is yours!
Candace L. Royer
Associate Director of Development / Athletics
MIT Office of Individual Giving