Harvard also finished fifth at the Mystic Lake Team Race (Athletic Communications).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Hosting the NEISA Team Race Championship with a chance to qualify for the National Team Race Championship, Harvard finished one spot out of the top-four, placing fifth with a 10-8 record.
Harvard went 8-3 in the opening round robin stage, securing its place in the eight-team final group. The Crimson rallied after losing two of its first three matchups, and won its final six contests to advance to the final round.
Racing FJs, the Crimson posted victories over Vermont and Roger Williams in the finals, but went 2-5 in the stage to fall to fifth-place. Harvard needed to finish among the top-four teams in order to qualify for the National Team Race Championship.
Nine sailors competed in the event for Harvard: skippers Andrew Mollerus, Brian Drumm, Marek Zeleski, Gram Slattery and Michael Drumm; and, crews Jacob Bradt, Kevin Coakley, Sydney Karnovsky and Julia Lord.
Racing at the Mystic Lake Team Race, the Crimson ended in fifth-place after registering a 3-5 record. Sailing in Larks, Harvard posted victories over Northeastern, Coast Guard and Roger Williams to start the regatta 3-1, but dropped its final four clashes to finish in the fifth spot.
Nick Sertl, Dylan Farrell, and Adam Brodheim served as skippers, and Nomin-Erdene Jagdagdorj, Ari Gross and Kristin Anderson sailed as crews.
The women's squad was in action at the Emily Wick Trophy, finishing 18th. Competing in 420s and FJs, Taylor Ladd and Kristina Jakobson took 14th in the A-division and Olivia Kjorlien and Ashleigh Inglis wound up 18th in the B-flight.
Harvard returns to action April 18-19 with the Owen/Mosbacher/Knapp Trophies (at Yale), Thompson Trophy (at Coast Guard), Oberg Trophy (at MIT/Northeastern), and Savin Central Series Four (at Boston College).