Sailing Splits Up for Four Regattas

Sailing Splits Up for Four Regattas

The Crimson will look for its second victory of the season this weekend (photo courtesy Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Coming off two top-five finishes, the Harvard sailing teams will split up this weekend as it sends sailors to four different regattas. The Crimson coeds will race at the Danmark Trophy, the Ross Trophy, the Smith Trophy and host the Charles Invitational. 

Fans can follow results from each of this weekend's regattas, here.

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Last Time on the Water
In only his second regatta of his collegiate career, Juan Carlos Perdomo secured his trip to nationals with a  third-place finish at the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA) Singlehanded Championships while sophomore Marek Zaleski just missed the qualifying field as he tied for fifth. The women claimed fifth at the Regis Bowl while the then No. 10 Harvard coeds competed at the 31st Hood Trophy, where the finished second.

Related Link: Perdomo Shines at NEISA Singlehanded Championships; Sailing Coeds Take Second, Women Claim Fifth

About the Danmark Trophy
The Danmark Trophy, which is considered the deepest intersectional of the autumn, is hosted by Coast Guard on the Thames River. The two divisions will compete at once in the Bear's fleet of 420s and FJs. Last season the Crimson finished 14th.

Related Link: Russom Places Ninth at NEISA Singlehand Championship, Coed Sailing Competes in Danmark Trophy

One Day Regattas
Three of Harvard's four regattas this weekend are one day races. The Crimson will clash at the Ross Trophy hosted at the Courageous Sailing Center, the Smith Trophy at MIT Saturday and host the Charles Invitational Sunday.

Related Link: Harvard Sailing Takes Seventh at Danmark Trophy

At Home
Harvard looks to remain undefeated in home regattas in the fall season when the Crimson hosts The Charles River Invitational, Sunday. Each of the divisions clashing on the Charles will sail in FJs.

Rank and File
After the first three weekends of sailing in the fall season the Crimson coeds has breached the top-five in national rankings, presented by Sperry Topsider. Initially ranked No. 16 to kick-off the autumn season Harvard has used six top-five finishes to land at No. 5 in the national poll. For the first time this season, the women landed on the polls at No. 15.

Related Link: Sailing World's College Rankings

Massachusetts waters will see northeast winds around five knots Saturday with an east breeze of 5-10 knots on Sunday. Conditions at the Danmark Trophy on the Thames River will be similar as winds come from the north on Saturday before turning 180 degrees to the southeast the following day.  

For up-to-date forecasts, click here.

Coming Up
Three regattas are in store for the Crimson next weekend with sailors competing at the Moody Trophy, Navy Women's Intersectional and the Storm Trysail Regatta.