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Women’s Sailing Qualifies for ICSA National Championship, Three Divisions Clinch First at 81st Boston Dinghy Challenge Cup

Women’s Sailing Qualifies for ICSA National Championship, Three Divisions Clinch First at 81st Boston Dinghy Challenge Cup

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.  

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