Karnovsky and Gavula totaled 81 points, good for fifth in the B-division (Athletic Communications).
SAN DIEGO – The Harvard women's sailing team finished 10th among 18 schools in the ICSA Sperry Women's Western Semifinal, placing them 18th out of the pool of 36. The Crimson last competed at the Championship in 2012 with an eighth-place tally.
"We did not get out of the gate the way we wanted, but I am very proud of our young team for rallying on the second day to make a run at the finals," stated head coach Michael O'Connor. "We will use this experience to fuel our fire next year."
The first day of racing at the San Diego Bay included just six races for both the A-division and B-division due to unsettling winds and blustering rain. The Crimson was able to place 11th after roughing through the weather with a total of 119 points combined.
The second day of the semifinals brought winds around 15-20 knots from the West and temperatures around the mid-60s, and the schools were able to finish another six races. The B-division of Taylor Gavula and Sydney Karnovsky tallied 81 points, putting them fifth among their division, while the A-division of Taylor Ladd and Kirstin Anderson totaled 131 points. As a team, the quartet finished the 24-race regatta with 15 top-10 results and three first-place marks.