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Harvard Opens 2010-11 Near Top of Sailing Rankings

Photo courtesy Gil Talbot

Sailing World College Rankings

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The first Sailing World college rankings of 2010-11 have been announced with the Harvard women’s team ranked sixth in the nation and the coed squad ranked fifth.

A total of 14 coaches submitted rankings for the polls in which Boston College topped both. The top five in the women’s poll are BC, Brown, Old Dominion, St. Mary’s and College of Charleston. The Crimson women came in five points behind College of Charleston, with 136, in sixth place.

Following Boston College in the coed poll top five were Georgetown, St. Mary’s, Brown and Harvard. Harvard fell one point short of splitting fourth with Brown, as the Bears earned 220 points to Harvard’s 219. The Harvard coed team is coming off an impressive second-place finish at the ICSA Coed National Championship.

The sailing season for Harvard will begin the weekend of Sept. 11 and 12 when the Crimson will send teams to the Harry Anderson Trophy at Yale, the Women’s Toni Deutsch Trophy at MIT and the Lark Invitational at Tufts while hosting an FJ Invitational.