Brendan Kopp (back) and William White (front) were part of the Crimson squad that finished in third place at the St. Mary's Team Race (Gil Talbot).
ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. – The Harvard coed sailing team took home third place at the 18th St. Mary’s Team Race after two days of sailing on the St. Mary’s River. The Harvard women’s sailing squad was also in action over the week, placing 10th out of 18 at the 28th Women’s Intersectional hosted by Navy.
The Crimson was represented by eight sailors at the St. Mary’s Team Race. Brendan Kopp skippered 12 races, while John Stokes, Alan Palmer and Teddy Himler each skippered 11. Alma Lafler served as the crew for a total of 13 races, followed by William White who was on the water for 12 races, while Quincy Bock and Meghan Wareham each crewed 11 races.
Sailing began Saturday morning with ten teams on the water. Harvard and Georgetown finished the first round robin portion of sailing atop the leader board with identical 8-1 records. The Crimson would win six more races during the second round robin portion of the event, compiling a 14-4 record, good for third out of the ten participating teams and inclusion in the championship round.
The Crimson would win three more races, but its final tally would fall one race short of race victor Boston College (18-3). Harvard and Georgetown each finished with 17-4 records, but the Hoyas won the head-to-head tie breaker against the Crimson and took second. Hobart rounded out the top four, sailing to a 13-8 record over the weekend.
On the women’s side, juniors Emily Lambert and Alexandra Jumper were joined by freshmen Morgan Russom and Isabel Ruane at the 28th Women’s Intersectional hosted by Navy.
The Crimson finished the first day of sailing in seventh place, scoring 133 points, just six shy of St. Mary’s. The second day of sailing proved to be exceptionally competitive as Harvard registered 205 points and finished in 10th overall with a combined score of 338. Boston College won the regatta with a score of 157.
Both squads will be back in action March 19, switching destinations, as the coed team will travel to Navy to compete at the 64th Truxton Umstead Trophy, while the women’s squad will sail at the 22nd Women’s Intersectional at St. Mary’s.