Sailing Competes at Five Weekend Regattas

Sailing Competes at Five Weekend Regattas

Mollerus competed at the Hatch Brown Trophy (photo courtesy Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In five weekend regattas, the Harvard sailing teams garnered four top-10 finishes including a second-place showing at the 64th Nevins Trophy and third place at the BU Invitational. The Crimson took eighth-place finish at the 18th Mrs. Hurst Bowl and tenth at the Hatch Brown Trophy. Harvard also competed in the Boston Harbor Invitational.

In his collegiate debut, Juan Carolos Perdomo anchored the No. 10 Crimson coeds performance at the 20-team 64th Nevins Trophy at Kings Point. The freshman won the C division with 28 points, 23 points ahead of second place finisher, Kieran Chung from No. 2 Stanford. Perdomo sailed to top-five finishes in all 10 races including first place in the seventh race to pace Harvard to second place overall. In the B division, sophomore skipper Brian Drumm and junior crew Jacob Bradt sailed to third place while junior Gram Slattery and freshman Julia Lord finished 12th in the A division boat.

Eight schools contested for the BU Invitational title on the Charles River. The Crimson placed third overall with 123 points behind host BU which tallied 109 points and No. 2 Brown which notched 46 points. Freshman Bennett Capozzi skippered the A division boat with sophomore Adam Brodheim serving as the crew. The duo finished second in the fifth race and fourth on two occasions to claim third in the division. The B division pairing of rookies William Bloxham and David Mende tied for fifth in the division with 71 points.

At the Hatch Brown Trophy, a three-division event hosted by BU at MIT, Harvard finished tenth in the 17-school field with 462 points. The B division skipper, sophomore Andrew Mollerus, sailed with classmate Sydney Karnovsky. The pair sailed to a third-place finish in the division with 121 points featuring a first-place finish and three second-place finishes. The C division pairing of sophomore skipper Marek Zaleski and freshman crew Emma Wheeler recorded 167 points overall, including three fifth-place finishes.  Junior Michael Drumm  and senior Isabel Ruane competed in the A division.

Harvard took 12th at the Boston Harbor Invitational hosted by Boston College. Freshman Matthew Mollerus and Victor Kamenker represented the Crimson in the A division highlighted by a first and second-place finish. Sophomore Matthew Clarida and junior Rebeccca Frankel competed in the B division.

The women finished eighth out of 16 teams at the 18th Mrs. Hurst Bowl hosted by Dartmouth, the first ever two-fleet regatta on Mascoma Lake. The tandem of senior skipper Morgan Russom and junior crew Ashleigh Inglish sailed to a sixth-place finish in the B division with six top-five finishes. Senior Caitlin Watson skippered the A division boat with sophomore Kristina Jakobson as crew. The duo finished in the top five on three occasions to place 11th in the division.

Harvard will be back on the water Sept. 28-29 when the NEISA men's singlehanded champion will be crowned at Yale. The Crimson coeds will compete at the 31st Hood Trophy while the women sail at the Regis Bowl.