Harvard Sailing Claims Hood Trophy

Sophomore Caitlin Watson skippered the A-division team during the Women's Regis Bowl this past weekend. (Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot) 

The Harvard sailing team notched its first regatta win of the season, taking first-place in the Professor Stedman Hood Trophy regatta, hosted by Tufts from over the weekend. The Crimson would also compete in the Women’s Regis Bowl hosted by BU, taking 13th.

A lack of wind on Mystic Lake limited the Hood Trophy competition to four races in each division. Senior Brendan Kopp and sophomore Sarah Pierson had banner days for the Crimson, sailing to a pair of first and second-place finishes, completing the regatta with six points for the top spot in the A-division. The B-division pairing of seniors Emily Lambert and Alexandra Jumper held their own during the weekend, capping off a strong regatta with a second-place finish on the final-race of the event securing 25 points overall and a fourth-place finish  in their group. The Crimson took top honors in the regatta accruing 31 points beating second-place Tufts by eight. Yale finished in third place in the regatta, totaling 54 points overall.

At the Women’s Regis Bowl as the A-division team of sophomore Caitlin Watson and senior Caroline Lowe scored 65 points to secure ninth-place in the division. Sophomore Isabel Ruane would helped lead the B-division squad to a 13th-place finish with 87 points overall. The Crimson finished the day with 151 points total while Dartmouth took first place.