Harvard Sailing Competes in Three Major Interconference Regattas

Junior captain Ruane was part of the crew in the A division boat at the Mrs. Hurst Bowl Sept. 15-16 (Photo: Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard coed sailing team claimed 10th in the Hatch Brown Trophy at MIT, one of three major interconference regattas the Crimson competed in Sept. 15-16. The women finished 13th at the Mrs. Hurst Bowl at Dartmouth, while the coed team took 14th at the Nevin's Trophy at King's Point.

At the Hatch Brown Trophy, senior skipper Jason Michas and sophomore Emma Smith finished 10th in the B division to pace Harvard with 147 points. The duo won the 11th race of the regatta, while earning fourth three times.

Freshmen Andrew Mollerus (skipper) and Sydney Karnovsky (crew) secured three top-five finishes and took 11th in the C division in just the second regatta of their collegiate careers. Sophomore Michael Drumm skippered the A division boat to a 12th-place result and earned fifth-place in the first race of the regatta, with junior Alma Lafler serving as crew. Harvard finished with 459 points, while Tufts sailed to the win with 253 points.

Harvard tallied 277 team points at the Mrs. Hurst Bowl to finish ahead of local opponents Boston University and Northeastern, but behind Yale, who won the regatta with 133 points. Juniors Morgan Russom and Isabel Ruane served as skipper and crew, respectively, for the A division boat that finished 13th overall and in the top-five twice. Isabel Ruane served as skipper and crew, respectively, for the A division boat that finished 13th overall and in the top-five twice. Junior Caitlin Watson skippered the B division boat on Saturday, while freshman Sophie Bermudez took charge on Sunday, with junior Jacquelyn Cooley staying constant as crew, as Harvard placed 14th with 139 points.

The Crimson finished 11th in the B and C divisions at the Nevin's Trophy, with 147 and 167 points, respectively, to pace the Crimson to a team score of 511. Georgetown won the Nevin's Trophy with 273 points. Sophomore Brian Dumm skippered the B division, with junior Luke O'Connor and sophomore Reid Bergsund splitting time as crew.  The boat claimed second in the sixth race of the regatta and placed third twice as part of five top-five finishes in the division. Freshman Marek Zaleski sailed singlehanded in all 16 races in the C division, earning third in the 10th race and fifth twice.

Sophomore Gram Slattery skippered the A division boat, and Bergsund and junior Alice Kenney served as crew. Slattery and Kenney finished fourth in the fifth and 16th races of the regatta as the trio took 14th overall with 197 points.

Harvard next sails for the NEISA Men's Singlehanded Championship at Boston College, the Hood Trophy at Tufts and at St. Mary's College of Maryland Sept. 22-23.