Sailing Qualifies for Atlantic Coast Championship With Third-Place Mark

Sailing Qualifies for Atlantic Coast Championship With Third-Place Mark

Zaleski and Lord assisted Harvard in qualifying for the Atlantic Coast Conference (Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard sailing team posted a third-place finish at the 74th Schell Trophy, qualifying it for the Atlantic Coast Championship taking place Nov. 14-15 at Old Dominion in Charleston, South Carolina.

The Crimson pairing of Andrew Mollerus and Sydney Karnovsky, in the A-division, recorded eight top-five results out of the 12 races while Marek Zaleski and Julia Lord, in the B-division, added another three in FJ dinghies and Fireflies at MIT this weekend.  Mollerus and Karnovsky finished with 54 points as Zaleski and Lord completed the regatta with 99 points. This is the seventh time in eight years that Harvard has qualified for the Atlantic Coast Championship.  

Freshman pairings navigated to an eighth-place result at the Nickerson Trophy which served as the New England Freshmen Championship, hosted by Tufts, by sailing to 12 top-10 marks out of 16 races. Skipper Jackson Wagner and crew Divya Arya, in the A-division, finished with 69 points as skipper Nick Karnovsky and crew Alejandra Resendiz, in the B-division, tallied 66 points.

The A-Division of Taylor Ladd and Emma Wheeler and B-division of Taylor Gavula and Kristin Jakobson registered 104 and 112 points, respectively, at the Victorian Urn. The two divisions combined for 14 top-10 results but failed to qualify for the Women's Atlantic Coast Championship.

Junior Juan Carlos Perdomo and sophomore Taylor Ladd will travel to Old Dominion for the ICSA Singlehanded Championship Nov. 6-8 while Harvard hosts the Mike Horn Trophy Team Race and competes at the Sister Esther Open (Salve Regina) and the Hap Moore Team Race (Coast Guard) from Nov. 7-8.