Harvard Sailing Victorious at Southern New England Team Race
John Stokes (pictured) sailed as both a skipper and crew in Harvard's win at the Southern New England Team Race (Gil Talbot).
NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Harvard coed sailing team lost only one race while capturing 14 victories to win the Southern New England Team Race over the weekend. The win is the third of the spring season for the Crimson.
A total of 11 Crimson sailors competed in the event with a combination of four skippers and eight different crews on the water for Harvard. Alan Palmer, John Stokes, Tedd Himler and Brendan Kopp shared the skipper duties for the Crimson. Quincy Bock, Meghan Wareham, Sarah Pierson and Alma Lafler each served as crews for multiple races, while William White, Stokes, Jason Michas and Luke O’Connor each represented Harvard in one race.
After the first day of racing, Harvard sat in second with a 7-0 record behind Boston College which had sailed to a 9-0 record. After the second day of round-robin racing was completed, a three-way tiebreaker was held between Harvard, BC and Roger Williams to decide the victor. The tiebreaker, won by the Eagles, would prove to be unnecessary, though, after the Crimson won a protest over the Eagles to give Harvard the regatta win. The Crimson finished with a 14-1 record, ahead of Roger Williams at 13-2.
Harvard also sailed in the Boston University Trophy, taking 10th place in the event with a score of 226. The host Terriers won with a score of 89.
The women’s sailing squad competed at the Dellenbaugh Trophy, finishing in 15th place. Brown, the host of the event, finished atop the leaderboard with a low score of 139.