The Crimson will take the water the weekend of Sept. 14-15 (photo courtesy Athletic Communications).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Mike O'Connor, the head coach of Harvard sailing, has announced the teams fall schedule for the 2013-14 season highlighted by four home events slated for the Charles River. The Crimson plan on competing in 37 regattas over 10 weeks this autumn.
Harvard will look to ride the water into the 2013-14 campaign, which sees the squad open with four competitions on the weekend of Sept. 14-15 when the Crimson hosts its first regatta of the season, the Harvard Invitational. The team will also compete at the 41st Harry Anderson Trophy at Yale, the Lark Invitational at Tufts and the Toni Deutsch Trophy at MIT.
One week later the team will race at the BU Invitational (Boston University), Boston Harbor Invite (Boston College), Hatch Brown Trophy (MIT/BU), Mrs. Hurst Bowl (Dartmouth) and Nevins Trophy (King's Pt.).
The men will take the water Sept. 28-29 for the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Associate (NEISA) Singlehanded Championship at Yale. Harvard sailors will also race at the Regis Bowl hosted by Boston University and the Hood Trophy hosted by Tufts, the same weekend.
October is a busy month for the squad as it will compete in 18 regattas. During the first weekend of October, the NEISA singlehanded woman champion will be crowned, Harvard will host its second regatta of the fall the Charles River Invitational, and the Crimson will travel to Coast Guard, MIT and the Courageous Sailing Center for the Danmark Trophy, Smith Trophy and the Ross Trophy, respectively.
Over Oct. 12-13, Harvard will sail for the Moody Trophy at Rhode Island, Navy Women's Intersectional at Navy and the Storm Trysail Regatta at Larchmount Yacht Club. Six competitions occupy the following weekend slate including the Captain Hurst Bowl (Dartmouth), Navy Fall Invitational (Navy), Yale Women's Intersectional (Yale), Norm Reid Trophy (Boston College), Firefly and FJ Invite (MIT) and the Lane Trophy (Tufts).
The Crimson closes out October with four regattas: the Central Series Six at Boston College, the Hoyt Trophy at Brown, the Oberg Trophy hosted by MIT and Northeastern and the Stu Nelson Trophy at Connecticut College.
Harvard hosts the Victorian Coffee Urn Trophy Nov. 2-3 while the team sails for the Schell Trophy at MIT the same weekend.
The following weekend marks the Crimson's final home event, the Mike Horn Trophy. The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Singlehanded Championships hosted by Sail Newport and the Hap Moore Team Race at Coast Guard also takes place Nov. 9-10.
The fall schedule will come to a close Nov. 16-17 at the Atlantic Coast Championship and Atlantic Coast Women's Championship at UConn and Cornell, respectively.
During the 2012-13 campaign Harvard raced to a first-place finish at the Ted Farrarone Team Race March 30-31. The coed squad finished second at the Tufts Central Series Sept. 8-9 and ninth at the 64th New England Team Racing Championship/Fowle Trophy May 4-5, while the Crimson women sailed to sixth-place results twice, at the 27th Women's Brad Dellenbaugh Trophy March 30-31 and 45th Women's President's Trophy Intersectional April 6-7.