Three Regattas Slated for Coed and Women's Sailing

Three Regattas Slated for Coed and Women's Sailing

The Crimson squads will compete at the Hoyt Trophy, Oberg Trophy and Central Series Six (Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard coed and women's sailing teams have three regattas scheduled for the upcoming weekend, and will send student-athletes to regattas at Brown, MIT/Northeastern and Boston College.

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Mix It Up
Harvard has had success racing in a variety of boats this season.  The Crimson was victorious at Central Series One, where both Lark and 420 vessels were raced, and sailed to second-place results at the Nevins Trophy, which involved 420s, FJs and Lasers, and the Firefly/FJ Invitational, where FJ and NC Firefly dinghies were raced.  

Above Average
Harvard has raced in many different dinghies throughout the fall season. Through 25 regattas, the Crimson has posted the best results sailing Larks and in regattas featuring multiple vessels.

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Mid-Season Review

Last weekend, the Crimson won its second regatta of the fall, posting a 9-1 record at the Norm Reid Trophy Team Race. Harvard was also victorious at Central Series One in September.

About the Hoyt Trophy
Brown hosts the Hoyt Trophy, where Harvard finished 14th in 2013. Student-athletes will race 420s in a field of 18 with 11 coming from the NEISA.

Projected Lineup* (Skipper/Crew): A-division: Brian Drumm/Jake Bradt | B-division: Andrew Mollerus/Sydney Karnovsky

About the Oberg Trophy
MIT and Northeastern join together to host the Oberg Trophy, where the Crimson sailed to 11th-place a year ago. FJ and NC Firefly vessels will be raced at the regatta. 

Projected Lineup* (Skipper/Crew):  A-division: Matthew Mollerus/Olivia Kjorlien | B-division: Nick Sertl/Julia Lord | C-division: Bennett Capozzi/Nomin Jagdagdorj

About Central Series Six
Harvard women's sailing will compete at Central Series Six, the fourth Central Series the Crimson has participated in this fall. At the previous regattas, Harvard placed first (CS1), eighth (CS2) and second (CS4). MIT and Northeastern are jointly hosting the event.

Projected Lineup* (Skipper/Crew):  A-division: Taylor Ladd/Kristina Jakobson | B-division: Sophie Bermudez/Ashleigh Inglis | Alt: Ari Gross

*All boat pairings subject to change due to wind conditions

Boston-area sailors will see winds around 10 knots on Saturday, increasing to 10-15 knots on Sunday. The second day of racing could involve wind gusts up to 25 knots. In Rhode Island, winds will be steady at 5-10 knots on Saturday morning and will increase to 10-15 knots in the afternoon. Sunday conditions involve winds at 15-20 knots with gusts up to 30 knots.

For up-to-date forecasts, click here.

Behind the Crimson

Last Time Out
Coed Sailing captured its second win of the season at the Norm Reid Trophy team race, and posted a second-place finish at the Firefly/FJ Invitational. The team also posted top-eight finishes at the Navy Fall Invitational and Lane Trophy Team Race. The women's team raced at Yale, and sailed to 11th.

Related Link: Coed Sailing Wins Norman Reid Trophy Team Race

Leading the Way
Harvard sailing head coach Michael O'Connor is in his 18th season at the helm of the Crimson fleet. Since he took over the Crimson program in 1997, Harvard has won national team race championships in 2002 and 2003, as well as the 2003 national coed championship and the women's national title in 2005.

Aye Aye, Captain
Juniors Andrew Mollerus and Sydney Karnovsky were named team captains for the 2014 schedule. Mollerus will lead the coed team, while Karnovsky takes charge of the women's squad.

Last Year
The Crimson returns to the water after a successful 2013-14 season that included 23 top-five finishes and wins at the Harvard Invitational and Charles River Invitational. Harvard concluded the year at the ICSA National Championships, where it placed 18th overall.

Up Next
The Crimson continues its fall slate with three regattas November 1-2. The two teams will sail at the Schnell Trophy (at Vermont), Victorian Urn Trophy (at Dartmouth), and Nickerson Trophy (at Tufts).