Sailing to Race at Four Regattas

Sailing to Race at Four Regattas

The coeds will compete at three regattas while the women sail at one (photo courtesy Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard sailing teams are set to race at four regattas this weekend with the No. 6 Crimson coeds competing at the 75th Oberg Trophy, the Sherman Hoyt Trophy and the Central Series 6. The women will sail at the Stu Nelson Trophy.

Fans can follow results from each of the regattas, here.

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Last Time on the Water
In its busiest weekend of sailing this fall, Harvard's coed sailing team emerged with a fourth-place finish at the Navy Fall Invite while the women's squad claimed 14th at the Yale Women's Intersectional. The Crimson coeds also competed at the Captain Hurst Bowl, the Lane Trophy, the Norm Reid Trophy and MIT's Firefly and FJ invite.

Related Link: Sailing's Busiest Weekend Features Coeds Fourth at Navy, Women 14th at Yale

About the Sherman Hoyt Trophy at Brown
The Sherman Hoyt Trophy, hosted by Brown on Narragansett Bay, features a field of 17 teams that includes all but two schools in the top-20. The intersectional event has the two divisions racing in 420s. Last season, the Crimson placed 12th.

Related Link: Sailing Hits the Water for Hoyt Trophy

About the Stu Nelson Trophy
The Stu Nelson Trophy is a two-division, intersectional women's regatta hosted by Connecticut College. Eighteen teams will clash on the water in New London, Conn., with each division sailings FJs. The Crimson last competed in the annual event in 2011, when Harvard finished fifth.

Related Link: Harvard Sailing Places Fifth at the Stu Nelson Trophy

About the 75th Oberg Trophy
At the 75th Oberg Trophy, 18 teams, including nine ranked squads, will take the water. The NEISA, three division coed regatta, hosted by Northeastern at MIT, will be raced in FJ's and Fireflies with the divisions switching between the classes. Last season, Harvard placed seventh overall.

Related Link: Sailing Takes 10th at Northeast Dinghy Championship, Completes Four Regattas

About the Central Series 6
The Central Series 6 regatta is Boston College's third regatta Harvard will race at this fall. Top-ranked teams across the NEISA will take the water in Boston in FJs.

Week seven racing fairs the heaviest winds of the fall season. Massachusetts waters will see southwest breezes at 5 to 10 knots with gusts up to 20 knots to begin competition on Saturday with winds shifting to the west at 10 to 15 knots on Sunday. The environment on Narragansett Bay mirrors the Bay State. Conditions in Connecticut have west winds of 10 to 15 knots at the start of racing increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon with squalls reversing for the second day of sailing.

For up-to-date forecasts, click here.

Coming Up
Harvard will host the women's Victorian Coffee Urn Trophy while the coeds also compete on the Charles River at the Schell Trophy hosted by MIT, Nov. 2-3.