Harvard Sailing Wins Captain Hurst Bowl

Harvard Sailing Wins Captain Hurst Bowl

Ryan Bryne sailed to a first-place A-division finish at the Captain Hurst Bowl (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard sailing team outraced 19 teams to capture the Captain Hurst Bowl, hosted by Dartmouth, Saturday and Sunday. A combined two-division score of 168, behind an A-division victory and a third-place B-division finish allowed the Crimson to sail to victory by a 17-point margin.

Alan Palmer, Ryan Bryne and Quincy Bock sailed for Harvard in the A division, tallying a score of 80 points, 13 ahead of second-place Dartmouth. The trio notched seven top-three finishes in 14 races and finished outside the top-five just three times. The win caps off a stellar week for Palmer who was recognized by US Sailing as the Sailor of the Week while also garnering Harvard’s COOP Athlete of the Week honors for his efforts.

Another Harvard trio, John Stokes, Luke O’Connor and Meghan Wareham, captured third in the B division. The group sailed to five top-three finishes in the division and finished just three points behind second-place Yale with 88 points.

Stanford and Yale finished second and third, respectively. The Cardinal finished with 185 points, two fewer than the Bulldogs.

Harvard also had a quartet of freshmen on the water at the Women’s Intersectional at Yale. Morgan Russom and Isabel Ruane sailed together in the A division while Caitlin Watson and Louisa French paired together in the B division. The Crimson finished 17th.

Harvard is scheduled to compete in four regattas this weekend: the Sherman Hoyt Trophy, the Oberg Trophy and the Women’s Stu Nelson Trophy.