Coed Sailing Wins Hap Moore Trophy Team Race

Coed Sailing Wins Hap Moore Trophy Team Race

The Crimson also posted a second-place result at the Sister Esther Open (Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard coed sailing netted its third victory of the fall season, winning the Hap Moore Trophy Team Race with an 11-3 record.

The Crimson started off the team race with nine first-round wins, finishing first and second in eight of the nine races. The strong start allowed Harvard to advance to the final round, where its 2-1 record was enough to beat out Boston College for first place. Each race consisted of three boats from each school, with the lowest point total between all three boats winning the matchup.

Harvard used a plethora of student-athletes at the event, as Brian Drumm, Michael Drumm, Andrew Mollerus, Gram Slattery and Marek Zeleski served as skippers. Jacob Bradt, Kevin Coakley, Sydney Karnovsky and Emma Wheeler crewed the team race for the victorious Crimson.

The coed sailing team also picked up a second-place result at the Sister Esther Open. Nick Sertl and Nomin-Erdene Jagdagdorj sailed away from the competition in the B-division, posting a first-place finish and opening a 21-point gap over Boston University, which was second in the flight. In the 19-team field, Sertl and Jagdagdorj never ended a race lower than eighth, and posted 11 top-fives with three wins. In the A-division, Matthew Mollerus and Olivia Kjorlien took fifth after finishing in the top-five eight times, winning one race.

Harvard's final home event of the fall season, the Mike Horn Trophy Team Race, also took place over the weekend. The Crimson came in fifth out of six schools, winning three races as a team. The Crimson beat Northeastern in each round, and had the fastest boat in two races.

The Crimson sailing team concludes its fall schedule November 15-16 at the Atlantic Coast Championship, which Harvard qualified for after a strong showing at the Schell Trophy. Coast Guard will host the two-day regatta.