CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. – The Harvard women’s sailing team advanced to the finals Tuesday at the Sperry Top-Sider/ICSA Women’s National Championship, following a sixth-place finish in semifinal round.
After starting today in eighth place, the Crimson moved up two spots to sixth with a score of 114. The B division pair of Morgan Russom and Isabel Ruane served as the catalyst for the Crimson’s rise up the standings with two top-three finishes to wrap up the semifinal round. As one of the top-nine teams Harvard qualified for the finals which began later Tuesday.
The first two races of the finals saw the Crimson mirror its sixth-place effort with the A division tallying 15 points, while the B division scored 13 points, including a victory in race two. Harvard’s combined score of 28 is two behind Brown and eight back of Rhode Island who is currently the regatta leader.
Racing will begin again Wednesday at 12 p.m. with coverage available here.