The Crimson wrapped up a trio of regattas on Sunday (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard sailing team took fourth as hosts of the Central Series Three Regatta, finished in sixth at the 45th Women's President's Trophy Intersectional hosted by Boston University and took sixth at the Friis and Marchiando Trophies at MIT this weekend.
"I continue to be pleased with our team's progress," head coach Michael O'Connor said. "We won some tough races against good teams in the Marchiando and are getting closer to the top teams in the conference."
Harvard went 6-8 at the Friis and Marchiando Regatta to take sixth place. Skippers for the Crimson were junior Luke O'Connor, sophomores Brian Drumm, Michael Drumm and Gram Slattery, and freshman Andrew Mollerus. The crew members were junior Isabel Ruane and freshmen Jacob Bradt and Sydney Karnovsky, in addition to B. Drumm assisting Mollerus and L. O'Connor sailing with Slattery.
The Crimson registered nine 1-2 finishes to conclude the round robin stages 10-4 and advance to the gold round. Harvard opened the stage with a 5-2 record, with four first-place finishes, before going 3-4 with defeats of Boston College, Dartmouth and Vermont in the second gold medal round robin.
Yale won the regatta with a 13-4 record. Boston College (11-6), Stanford (10-7), Tufts (9-8) and Brown (7-7) rounded out the top five.
The Crimson totaled 101 points at the in-conference Central Series Three Regatta. Winds ranging from 6-22 knots from the NNW to NNE on Saturday shifted to 8-18 knots from the SSW on Sunday. Harvard's Division A sailors, juniors Ames Lyman and Jacquelyn Cooley, won their fifth race and took second on three occasions to accumulate 51 points. Senior Jinyan Zang paired with freshman Matthew Clarida for a consistent day in Division B, which was highlighted by a second place finish in the final race of the day to end the competition with 50 points.
Boston College won the regatta with 62 points, followed by Connecticut College (73), MIT (93), Harvard and Brown (101). Harvard won the tie-breaker for fourth place with a greater number of high-place finishes.
Harvard took sixth behind 187 points at the BU President's Trophy. Sailors faced a northwesterly breeze in the 10-20 knots and huge gusts throughout the weekend. Juniors Morgan Russom and Caitlin Watson led the Crimson with 85 points out of Division A. Sophomore Asleigh Inglis and freshman Sophie Bermudez concluded the Division B races with 102 points.
Harvard will compete in four regattas from April 13-14. The women's team heads to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for the Emily Wick Trophy. The coed team will split forces between the Savin Hill Invitational at Boston College, the Northeast Dinghies/68th Alumni Bowl at Brown and the 70th Oberg Trophy at Boston University.