A trip to nationals is on the line for Konstadt, Stokes and the Crimson (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).
The Harvard sailing team will compete Saturday and Sunday at the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association Western Semi Finals at Sail Sand Point in Seattle, Wash., looking to book a trip to the ICSA Coed Dinghy National Championship June 1-3 at Wisconsin.
Fans can follow Harvard in action with live results and updates via the @ICSAWESTSEMIS page on Twitter and the regatta’s official site. Additional coverage, including race videos, will be available on Sailgroove.
The Crimson is one of 18 teams from across the country competing in Seattle and can land in the national regatta with a top-nine team finish. Harvard is joined by New England neighbors Yale, Roger Williams and Salve Regina.
St. Mary’s, SUNY Maritime, Hobart/William Smith and Old Dominion will represent the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association, while Eckerd and Miami qualified from the South Athletic region. Host Washington, Stanford and UC Irvine are sailing from the Northwestern and Pacific Coast conferences. Tulane, Texas, Minnesota, Saint Thomas and Notre Dame are representing the Southeastern and Midwest regions.
Harvard’s competing squad will consist of skippers Alan Palmer, John Stokes and Tedd Himler and crews Meghan Wareham, Michelle Konstadt and Quincy Bock. The Crimson is coming off a sixth-place finish at the New England Dinghy Championship, where Palmer and Wareham placed fifth in the A division while Stokes and Bock took seventh in the B division.
The Crimson earned a national berth with a seventh-place finish in last season’s semis. Palmer and Bock competed in that event, placing ninth in the A division.