This is the first time since 2012 that Harvard women sailors have qualified for Nationals (Athletic Communications).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Harvard sailing team recorded four top-10 results, including a ninth-place finish at the New England Women's Championship/Reed Trophy (Yale), a first-place mark at the 81st Boston Dinghy Club Challenge (Harvard/MIT), a seventh-place tally at the Morris Trophy (Boston University), and a 10th-place result at the Admiral's Cup (USMMA).
Two divisions of Crimson vessels raced to a ninth-place finish at the New England Women's Championship/Reed Trophy, hosted by Yale. The dinghies including an A-division of Taylor Ladd and Kirstin Anderson and a B-division of Taylor Gavula, Sydney Karnovsky, and Ariana Gross finished ninth among the 16-pool regatta, which qualified the squad for the ICSA National Women's Championship from May 24-27 at the San Diego Yacht Club. Gavula and Karnovsky recorded 115 points, while Ladd and Anderson totaled 159 for a combined score of 274 points. This is the first time since 2012 that a Harvard squad has qualified for Nationals.
At the 81st Boston Dinghy Challenge Cup, hosted by Harvard and MIT, the three divisions of Crimson sailors raced to a first-place result, the team's first of the spring season. The B-division of Nick Sertl and Nomin-Erdene Jagdagdorj crossed the finish line with a total of 41 points, the best for the Crimson, while the A-division of Marek Zaleski and Julia Lord and the C-division of Juan Carlos Perdomo and Catherine Tang recorded 53 and 58 points, respectively, in the 27-race regatta. The sailors raced to 15 top-five results, including five first-place marks.
The Crimson finished seventh at the George Morris Trophy hosted by Boston University. Two divisions of vessels including the B-division of Adam Brodheim and Pricilla Russo registered 63 points, while the A-division of Nick Karnovsky and Alejandra Resendiz tallied 67 points. The squads finished the Morris Trophy with 13 top-10 results in the 16-race regatta.
Harvard recorded a 10th-place result at the Admiral's Cup, hosted by USMMA, where the team totaled 336 points. The C-division of Andrew Puopolo earned 73 points, as the B-division of Jackson Wagner and Divya Arya recorded 120 points, while the A-division of Dylan Farrell and Christine Gosioco tallied 143 points.
The Crimson sails in its final regular season regatta with the New England Championship hosted by Dartmouth from April 30-May 1.