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Sailing Hits the Water for Hoyt Trophy

Karnvosky and Mollerus contributed to the A and B divisions, respectively, in the Hoyt Trophy at Brown (Justine Agaloos).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard sailing team sent sophomores Brian Drumm and Gram Slattery and freshmen Sydney Karnvosky and Andrew Mollerus to the Hoyt Trophy at Brown this weekend, and the young group sailed to a 12th-place finish.

Slattery and Karnvosky sailed as skipper and crew, respectively, tallying 116 points and finishing 10th in the A division to pace the Crimson. The duo won the ninth race of the regatta, while placing fifth in race seven as part of four single-digit finishes. Slattery and Karnvosky edged Old Dominion University senior skipper Dillon Paiva and freshman crew Cooper Paiva by three points to secure a place in the top-ten of the final standings. Yale won the division with 42 points.

Mollerus skippered the B division boat, with Drumm contributing as crew for all 12 races. Harvard got off to a strong start, placing fourth and second in the first and third races, respectively. After a disqualification in the seventh race followed by a 16th-place result, Mollerus and Drumm recovered by sailing to seventh in the tenth race. Ultimately, the boat finished 14th with 138 points to add to the Crimson's team total of 254. MIT tallied 59 points for the victory in B division en route to a team victory in the Hoyt Trophy. The Engineers totaled 139 points to top second-place Yale by a convincing 24 points.

Harvard coed sailing returns to New Hampshire next weekend to compete for the Schell Trophy at Brown, while the women will sail for the Women's Victorian Coffee Urn at Connecticut College.