Sailing Competes in Four Weekend Regattas

Sailing Competes in Four Weekend Regattas

The Crimson sailed at four regattas in week seven of fall competition (photo courtesy Rob Migliaccio).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard sailing teams took to the water for four weekend regattas as the No. 6 coeds claimed 11th at the 75th Oberg Trophy, 12th at the Central Series 6 and 14th at the Sherman Hoyt Trophy. The women took 12th at the Stu Nelson Trophy.

At the 75th Oberg Trophy, a three-division NEISA event hosted by Northeastern at MIT, Harvard finished 11th in the 18-school field with 460 points. The B division freshman skipper Matthew Mollerus sailed to four victories in the group with junior Sydney Karnovksy as his crew. The duo took second in the division with 113 points just nine points behind the first-place boat from Boston University. The A division pairing of sophomore Marek Zaleski and freshman Emma Wheeler, skipper and crew, respectively, claimed 11th with two wins and a second-place finish. Junior Reid Bergsund and freshman Olivia Kjorlien competed in the Crimson's C division boat. The skipper and crew's 14th-place performance was highlighted by two runner-up finishes.

The Crimson took 12th at the Central Series 6 hosted by Boston College. Sophomore Adam Brodheim and freshman Daniel Leichus manned the B division boat that finished in the top-10 twice to claim 10th. A trio of sailors staffed the A division vessel that took 13th with junior Ansel Duff and freshman William Bloxham rotating as skipper while rookie Bennett Capozzi handled crew responsibilities for all eight races.

Seventeen schools contested for the Sherman Hoyt Trophy hosted by Brown on Narragansett Bay wherethe Crimson placed 14th overall with 266 points. In the B division, each class year was represented as Isabel Ruane, Gram Slattery, Jacob Bradt and Julia Lord teamed up for 120 points and 10th place.  The quartet of Crimson finished in single digits on five occasions. Junior Michael Drumm and senior Luke O'Connor, with the help of Ruane as crew, battled in the B division to take 16th.

The women finished 12th out of 18 teams at the Stu Nelson Trophy hosted by Connecticut College. The tandem of sophomore skipper Sophie Bermudez and junior crew Ashleigh Inglish sailed to a seventh-place finish in the B division with a victory and two second-place finishes. Senior skipper Caitlin Watson sailed with sophomore Kristina Jakobson as crew in the A division boat the claimed 17th.

Harvard continues fall competition this weekend when the women host the Victorian Coffee Urn Trophy and the coeds compete at MIT's Schell Trophy.