Coed Sailing Finishes Second At Weather-Shortened Southern New England Team Race

Coed Sailing Finishes Second At Weather-Shortened Southern New England Team Race

Harvard won three of four races at the Connecticut College regatta (Athletic Communications).

NEW LONDON, Conn. – Competing in the Southern New England Team Race, hosted by Connecticut College, Harvard coed sailing posted its best result of the spring season with a second-place finish.

The team race format pitted three Harvard boats against three from the opponent, with each boat taking first through sixth place. The lowest combined score between all three tandems of sailors won the matchup.

Harvard ended with the first-place boat in all four of its head-to-head challenges, and posted the top-two dinghys in two of the four races. The Crimson started off with a defeat at the sails of Vermont, but rattled off three-straight triumphs over MIT, Connecticut College and Coast Guard to finish 3-1.

Racing in FJs, Brian Drumm, Michael Drumm, Andrew Mollerus and Gram Slattery sailed as skippers, while Jacob Bradt, Kevin Coakley, Sydney Karnovsky and Julia Lord worked as crews.

Snow became an issue shortly after the start of the event, and only 19 of the 90 scheduled matchups took place.

Harvard is slated to compete in four regattas March 28-29 on the Charles River and will serve as the host for the Friis Trophy Team Race. The Crimson fleet will also compete at the NEISA-MAISA Team Race at Boston College and Central Series Two and the BU Invitational, both hosted by Boston University.