Coed Sailing Posts Pair of Top-Ten Results at Schell and Nickerson Trophies

Coed Sailing Posts Pair of Top-Ten Results at Schell and Nickerson Trophies

Women's sailing took 11th at Victorian Coffee Urn Trophy (Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard coed sailing picked up its sixth and seventh top-10 finishes in its last nine regattas after placing sixth at the Schell Trophy and eighth at the Nickerson Trophy.

With the sixth-place result at the Schell Trophy, Harvard coed sailing qualified to compete in the Atlantic Coast Championship regatta November 15-16. The top eight teams from the competition qualified for the Championship event.

Brian Drumm, Marek Zeleski and Jacob Bradt split time in the A-boat, sailing to a 10th-place division finish. Drumm and Bradt shared the dinghy during the first six races, and placed in the top-10 three times. Zeleski and Drumm raced together for the final four, and concluded the regatta with second and fourth place finishes, respectively.  In the B-boat, Andrew Mollerus sailed with Sydney Karnovsky during the first six and Bradt during the last four, combining for five top-five's and nine-top ten's in a fourth-place B-division outcome.

At the Nickerson Trophy, skipper Nick Sertl and crew Nomin-Erdene Jagdagdorj sailed in the A-division, and came in eighth-place. The duo finished in the top-10 in eight of the 10 total races. In the B-boat, Dylan Farrell and Kirstin Anderson ended up in seventh after finishing in second-place in the final race of the competition to hold off MIT, Boston University and Yale in the division. The tandem finished in the top-10 eight times.

The women's team traveled to Dartmouth for the Victorian Coffee Urn Trophy, and finished 11th. The B-division pair of Sophie Bermudez and Ashleigh Inglis came in fourth, overcoming a rocky start to finish in each position of the top-six over the last six races, including a win in the fifth race of the event. Taylor Ladd and Kristina Jakobson took 16th in the A-division and ended in the top-10 twice.

The fall season continues for Harvard sailing November 8-9 with three regattas, including a home event at the Mike Horn Trophy Team Race.