Sailing Releases Its 2015 Fall Schedule

Sailing Releases Its 2015 Fall Schedule

The Crimson opens the season September 12-13 with the first of two home regattas (Harvard Communications).  

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Head coach Michael O'Connor has announced that the Harvard sailing team will compete in 38 regattas during the fall season.  The Crimson will open the season on Sept. 12, sailing in regattas at MIT (Toni Deutsch Trophy), Yale (Harry Anderson Trophy), Coast Guard (Pine Trophy), and Tufts (Central Series 1), before hosting the first of two Harvard Invitationals at the Harvard Sailing Center on Sept. 13.

The Crimson will compete in three regattas the weekend of September 19-20.  The team will travel to Connecticut College for the Stu Nelson Trophy, MIT for the Hatch Brown Trophy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy to compete for the Nevins Trophy. 

The men's singlehanded championship, hosted by Yale, will kick off the weekend of Sept. 26-27.  The team continues the weekend by competing for the Hood Trophy hosted by Tufts and the Regis Bowl hosted by Boston University. 

A week later, the women's singlehanded championship will charter out of Boston University, with the Danmark Trophy (Coast Guard), Smith Trophy (MIT), and Mystic Lake Invitational (Tufts) also on the schedule.  Harvard will close the weekend by hosting its second invitational on Oct. 3.    

The Crimson travels to Rhode Island for the Moody Trophy, its lone regatta the weekend of Oct. 10-11. The team will make up for it the following weekend competing in six regattas;  NE Match Race Championship (Salve Regina), Yale Women's Interconference Regatta (Yale), Truxton Umsted (Navy), Captain Hurst Bowl (Dartmouth), Norm Reid Team Race (Boston College), FJ/FF Invite (MIT), and Lane Trophy Team Race (Tufts). 

Harvard hosts the Mrs. Hurst Bowl Oct. 24-25, one of the five regattas on tap that weekend.  Travel will include heading to Brown for the Hoyt Trophy, MIT/Northeastern for the Oberg Trophy, Boston College for the Central Series 6, and Rhode Island for the URI Women's Invitational. 

Harvard will also sail at home the following weekend as hosts of The Victorian Urn, along with traveling to MIT (The Schell Trophy) and Tufts (The Nickerson Trophy).

The Intercollegiate Sailing Association Singlehanded Championships will take place at Old Dominion from Nov. 6-8.  The weekend of Nov. 7-8 will include a home regatta for the Mike Horn Trophy and two other regattas; one at Coast Guard for The Hap Moore Team Race and the other at Salve Regina for the Sister Esther Open.

The fall schedule wraps up with the Women's Atlantic Coast Championship hosted by St. Mary's (Md.) and the Atlantic Coast Championship hosted by Old Dominion from Nov. 14-15.