Coed Sailing Wins Norman Reid Trophy Team Race

Coed Sailing Wins Norman Reid Trophy Team Race

Harvard posts top-ten finishes at four regattas (Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard coed sailing picked up its second victory of the year at the Norman Reid Trophy Team Race after posting a 9-1 record in the regatta.

Each head-to-head contest featured three pairs from each school, with the lowest total score in the individual race winning the matchup. Gram Slattery paired with Julia Lord, Matthew Mollerus sailed with Olivia Kjorlien, and Bennett Capozzi teamed up with Nomin-Erdene Jagdagdorj in winning the regatta. The Crimson went 2-0 facing Boston College, Boston University, Brown and Tufts, and split against Roger Williams. Harvard had the fastest boat in eight of the nine team victories.

The same group raced the next day at the Lane Trophy Team Race, and finished fifth with a 4-5 record. The Crimson was an even .500 through the first round after defeating Boston University, Northeastern and Roger Williams, but went 1-2 during the second round.

Harvard posted a second-place finish at the Firefly/FJ invitational. Skipper Reid Bergsund and crew Kirstin Anderson placed first in the B-division to help the Crimson to runner-up honors, posting a regatta-low 27 points. Dylan Farrell and Rebecca Frankel raced to fourth in the A-division. Both tandems won two races in the regatta.

At the Navy Fall Invitational, which featured four different boat types, the Crimson sailed to an eighth-place result in a field of 20. Racing in the Laser division, Juan Carlos Perdomo finished fourth after winning five of the division's 15 races. Marek Zeleski was sixth in the Radial division, and placed in the top-two five times. Andrew Mollerus and Sydney Karnovsky came in sixth racing FJs, and won two races in the regatta. In 420 vessels, Brian Drumm and Jacob Bradt shook off a rough start to wind up 13th, placing in the top-10 in six of the last 10 races.

The coed team also raced at the Captain Hurst Bowl, finishing 12th. Racing FJs, Michael Drumm and Kevin Coakley finished 13th in the A-division after posting four top-10s. Nick Sertl and Emma Wheeler were 11th in the B-division, and ranked in the top-10 five times.

Harvard women's sailing was in action at the Yale Women's Intersectional and sailed to 11th place after losing a tiebreaker for 10th. Skipper Sophie Bermudez and crew Ashleigh Inglis finished fifth in the B-division, after posting five top-5's that included three second-place results. In the A-division, Taylor Ladd and Kristina Jakobson sailed to 16th-place, and won one race at the regatta.

The Crimson's two sailing teams return to the water for four regattas Oct. 25-26, attending regattas hosted by Boston College, Brown, Connecticut College and MIT/Northeastern.