The Crimson finished 18th after qualifying for the finals of the ICSA Gill Dinghy Fleet Race National Championships (photo courtesy Athletic Communications).
St. Mary's City, Md. - The No. 13 Harvard coed sailing team wrapped up competition at the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association Gill Dinghy Fleet Race National Championship, placing 18th after qualifying for the finals on the St. Mary's River.
The two-division competition, which began with 36 teams from across the nation and was narrowed down to 18, was won by Yale which finished with a total of 121 points. Georgetown (209 points), Boston College (254), Stanford (260) and Tufts (261) rounded out the top five. The Crimson tallied 355 points to take 18th.
The A division raced the finals FJs while the B division took to the water in 420s. A total of 15 races were contested across both divisions.
Harvard's A division boat of Brian Drumm and Jacob Bradt posted 195 points with B division skipper Michael Drumm and crew Isabel Ruane tallying 160. B. Drumm and Bradt got off to a quick start with a third-place showing in the first race, and finished up taking fourth and ninth in the final two races. M. Drumm and Ruane were consistent throughout, winning the 11th race and taking second in the 15th, while registering five other top-10 finishes.
The Crimson qualified for the finals after placing seventh in the West Semifinal. Harvard finished with a total of 68 points after five races, highlighted by B. Drumm and Bradt in the A division boat. The duo put up just 26 points over the first two days of sailing, finishing first in the first race of the event and also earning a second-place and fourth-place showing.
M. Drumm and Ruane, meanwhile, posted 42 points in the B division semifinal. The pair competed well on the second day, boasting a fourth-, sixth- and eighth-place finish.