Women’s Sailing Fifth in New England; Coed Second at Kings Point

Jumper (left) and Lambert (right) finished second in the A division at the Women's New England Championship (Gil Talbot).
Jumper (left) and Lambert (right) finished second in the A division at the Women's New England Championship (Gil Talbot).

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Harvard women's sailing team, led by a strong performance from the A division, finished fifth at the Women's New England Championship. The coed sailing team also sailed well, placing second at the Admiral's Cup hosted by Kings Point.

With the Reed Trophy up for grabs at the Women's New England Championship, the Crimson faced off against stiff competition from 13 schools. Juniors Emily Lambert and Alexandra Jumper sailed for Harvard in the A division, coming in second, trailing only Boston College. The duo captured three second-place finishes and a third in eight races to finish with a score of 33, two points ahead of Yale.

Morgan Russom and Meghan Wareham paired together in the B division for the Crimson, finishing in 10th place with a score of 69. The combined score of 102 gave Harvard a one-point edge over Rhode Island for fifth overall.

The Crimson went up against 16 of the top sailing teams over three divisions at the Admiral's Cup. The A and B divisions consisted of doublehanded fleet racing, while the C division featured singlehanded competitors. In the tightly contested A division, Alan Palmer, Quincy Bock and Alma Lafler finished with 65 points, three behind College of Charleston and five back of Hobart and William Smith for third place.

Senior John Stokes served as the skipper for the Crimson in the B division, while Lafler, Bock and Jason Michas spilt crew duties. That group tallied two top finishes in 10 races, good for 73 points and fifth place. Tedd Himler handled the singlehanded duties for the Crimson in the C division, recording a fourth-place score of 61, edging Randall Hartranft of SUNY Maritime by one point. Himler finished seven points behind Eric Horrocks from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy who placed third. 

The combined score of 199 put the Crimson in second overall, trailing only regatta winner Charleston, which won the event with a low score of 166. St. Mary's rounded out the top three with a score of 215.

Harvard also competed in the Wellesley-Babson Tech Invite on Sunday. The Harvard A squad came in second with 20 points, behind Tufts A, which finished with 15 points. The Harvard B entry came in third at the event with 21 points.

The Crimson will head to California this weekend to compete in the ISCA Eastern Dinghy Championship semifinal, hosted by Southern California.