There’s a long list of reasons why MIT’s sailing pavilion is unique. The one thing everyone talks about, however, is the sailing pavilion’s atmosphere. “We’re the front porch of campus,” says Associate Professor and Sail Coach Matthew Lindblad, who coaches MIT’s varsity sailing teams with Mike Kalin. She walked on to the sailing team and has since competed in national competitions. If you stick around long enough there’s even free food.”Alumni also continue to play a prominent role at the sailing pavilion.