Harvard Women’s Sailing Qualifies for ISCA Women’s National Championship

Harvard Women’s Sailing Qualifies for ISCA Women’s National Championship

Jumper and Lambert helped the women's team qualify for the ISCA women's national championshp held on May 30 in Texas. (Gil Talbot)

The women's sailing team, led by a strong performance from the A division, qualified for the ISCA women's national championship as it tallied a seventh-place finish at the New England Women's Championship. The coed team also had a stellar weekend as the team placed seventh at the Admirals cup and fifth at the Wellesley Invitational.

The A division paring of seniors Emily Lambert and Alexandra Jumper helped guide the Crimson at the women's championship, as the duo had 15 single-digit finishes in 17 races. The tandem concluded the weekend in fifth place in the A division with 117 points. In the B division, the trio of sophomores Morgan Russom, Caitlin Watson and Isabel Ruane finished regatta strong, placing top 10 the last five races and taking 10th in the group with 154 points. Host Boston College took top honors in the event, with Yale and Brown rounding out the top-three. With its placing Harvard will compete at the ISCA women's national championship hosted by Texas, on May 30 through June 2.

Senior Brendan Kopp and sophomores Sarah Pierson and Reid Bergsund led the way for Harvard in the A division at the Admirals Cup this weekend. The trio tallied three first-place finishes and registered 151 points to come in seventh in the A division. Five sailors competed in the B division for the Crimson as freshmen Michel Drumm, Emma Smith and Reid Bergsund teamed with sophomores Ben Lamont and Luke O'Connor. The squad concluded the regatta with seven single-digit finishes and 197 points. In the C division junior Jason Michas tallied nine single-digit finishes which helped earn Harvard 165 points and ninth place in the group. The Crimson finished the regatta in seventh while College of Charleston took first place followed by Stanford and Georgetown.

In the Thompson Trophy freshmen Gramm Slattery and Brian Drumm sailed in the A division earning five top-10 finishes and 220 points. The Crimson finished in 17th place overall while Hobart and William Smith Colleges took first place.

At the Wellesley Invite Harvard took fifth place in a field of 12, as the A-division team registered 27 and while the B-division team tallied 36 and finished just three points behind Massachusetts Maritime. Two different Tufts squads finished first and second, respectively, while the University of New Hampshire took third.

Harvard will now prepare for the New England Team Race championship and the Morris Trophy April 28-29.