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Perdomo Named NEISA Sailor of the Week

Perdomo earns his first weekly accolade (photo courtesy Athletic Communications).

NEWPORT, R.I. - Juan Perdomo of the No. 11 Harvard coed sailing team has been named the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association Coed Sailor of the Week after turning in a runner-up performance at the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association Singlehanded Championships, the NEISA office announced Monday night.

In his fourth collegiate regatta, Perdomo became the first freshman sailor in Crimson history to take home the Griswold Trophy and the first to do so since Clay Johnson '08 did so in 2005. The national championship was sailed in windy conditions with gusts up to 20 knots on Friday and breezes in the mid to high teens on the final two days of racing. Perdomo turned in all top-ten finishes and won six of the eighteen races to finish just 10 points behind the victor.

The Crimson coeds conclude their fall season this weekend at the Atlantic Coast Tournament at Connecticut College.