Sailing Places Ninth at St. Mary's and Navy
Alexandra Jumper (left) and Emily Lambert (right) won the A division at the St. Mary's Women's Intersectional (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Harvard women's and coed sailing teams were both on the water over the weekend, as the women's team took ninth out of 18 teams at the St. Mary's Women's Intersectional and the coed squad finished ninth out of 19 teams at the Truxton Umsted Trophy.
At the St. Mary's Women's Intersectional, juniors Emily Lambert and Alexandra Jumper sailed to the top of the leaderboard with a low score of 66 in the A division. The duo sailed to six top-three finishes over the course of 14 races and beat Georgetown by four points to win the division. Freshmen Morgan Russom, Isabel Ruane and Caitlin Watson sailed to a 14th-place finish in the B division for the Crimson, which finished ninth overall.
The Truxton Umsted, hosted by Navy, consisted of two divisions of doublehanded racing and two divisions of singlehanded competition. Alan Palmer served as the skipper for all 17 races of the A division, pairing with four different crews. Senior John Stokes and freshman Luke O'Connor each crewed a pair of races, while Quincy Bock sailed in five races and Meghan Wareham sailed in eight races for the Crimson. The five Harvard sailors earned a score of 162, good for ninth place in their division and just 10 behind St. Mary's.
Junior Brendan Kopp skippered 10 races in the B division, while Stokes skippered seven races and crewed for eight races. O'Connor, Wareham and Alma Lafler also split crew duties, scoring 155 points, which placed the Crimson 10th in the division.
Tedd Himler sailed for Harvard in the C division, and Jason Michas competed in the D division. In some of the most competitive sailing of any division, Himler finished eighth with 138 points, just five behind Oliver Toole from Stanford and 13 behind Alejandro Ravelo from Navy. Michas, a sophomore for the Crimson, placed 13th in his division with 191 points.
Harvard is scheduled to compete in four races March 26-27. The Crimson will sail at the 71st Owen, Mosbacher & Knapp Trophies at Kings Point, the 32nd Women's Duplin Trophy Team Race at Tufts, the Boston University Bridge Invitational and host the 82nd Boston Dinghy Club Cup.