Harvard Coed Sailing Qualifies for Atlantic Coast Championship
Kopp skippered the A-division team in the Schell Trophy this weekend and helped contribute to a second-place finish and a birth into the Atlantic Coast Championship. (Photo Courtesy of Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard coed sailing team posted a second-place finish at the 70th Erwin Schell Trophy over the weekend, qualifying for the Atlantic Coast Championship. The Crimson women’s team also competed this weekend placing 14th at the Victorian Urn.
Harvard’s success was compounded with the strong
performance of its B division team of seniors Emily Lambert and
Alexandra Jumper and sophomore Ben Lamont. The squad sailed to 15
top-10 finishes, highlighted by wins in the first and
13th races. Harvard secured 228 points and finished only
two points behind regatta-winner Dartmouth. Yale rounded out the
top three, finishing two points behind Harvard.
In the Victorian Urn hosted by the Crimson, Harvard had the A team of sophomores Morgan Russom and Caitlin Watson and B-division squad of Isabel Ruane and Caroline Lowe. Russom and Watson secured five top-10 finishes for 149 points during the weekend, while Ruane and Watson had two top-10 showings and 154 points in their grouping. The Crimson finished with 303 points overall. Dartmouth once again took top honors, with Rhode Island and Connecticut College coming in second and third, respectively.
The Atlantic Coast Championship will be hosted by MIT, Nov. 12-13.