Sep 01, 2016
Harvard opens its season September 10 against MIT, Yale, Coast Guard, and Tufts (Athletic Communications).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard sailing team will compete in 43 regattas throughout the fall semester, head coach Michael O'Connor has announced. The Crimson will open the 2016 slate on September 10, sailing in regattas against MIT (Toni Deutsch Trophy), Yale (Harry Anderson Trophy), Coast Guard (Pine Trophy) and Tufts (Lark Invitational). Harvard will close out the first weekend of competition by hosting the FJ Invitational on September 11.
Continuing the busy start, the Crimson is set to compete in four regattas for the second weekend of competition on September 17 and 18. The first event will be the Nevins Trophy held in Kings Point, New York, closely followed by the Stu Nelson Trophy at Connecticut College. The Hatch Brown Trophy at MIT and the Central Series at Boston College will also occur during the second weekend of competition.
The New England Singlehanded Championships are set to begin September 24 at Connecticut College. The Crimson also have the Hood Trophy and Amanda Trophy on tap for the third weekend of competition. The regattas will be hosted by Tufts and Roger Williams, respectively.
Harvard has seven events planned for the first weekend of October. Beginning on October 1, the Crimson embarks to compete for the Danmark Trophy at Coast Guard, Regis Bowl at Boston University, Cornell Women's Regatta, Hewitt Trophy at Dartmouth and Smith Trophy at MIT. Harvard is set to host the Harvard Invitational on the Charles River on October 1 and travels to Tufts for the Mystic Lake Invitational the following day.
The team begins the second half of the fall with a trio of regattas on October 8 at Rhode Island, Bowdoin and Salve Regina before continuing with seven races on the weekend of October 15 taking place at Salve Regina, Navy, Yale, Dartmouth, Boston College, MIT and Tufts.
The Crimson will look to win the Hoyt Trophy at Brown, the Oberg Trophy at MIT, the Mrs. Hurst Bowl at Dartmouth and the second Central Series at Boston College the weekend of October 22. Rounding out October, Harvard looks to attain the Victorian Urn Trophy, a women's event being jointly held by Connecticut College and the Coast Guard beginning on October 29. The team also competes for the Schell Trophy at Connecticut College and Coast Guard the same weekend, while the freshmen compete for the Nickerson Trophy at Tufts.
Harvard will sail for three trophies in the first weekend of November. The Intercollegiate Sailing Association Singlehanded National Championships are set for November 4 in Texas. Locally, the Crimson will be competing for the Hap Moore Trophy at Coast Guard, the Sister Esther Open at Salve Regina and hosting the Horn Trophy on the Charles River during the same weekend.
The last two weekends of competition feature the Women's Atlantic Coast Championships in Charleston, South Carolina and the Atlantic Coast Championships jointly hosted by MIT and Harvard. Both competitions are set to take place November 12-13. Harvard closes out the fall semester at the ISCA Match Race National Championships in San Diego November 18-20.
Harvard sailing placed 12th at the New England Dinghy Championships in the 2016 spring semester. The Crimson sent a group of women to the ICSA Sperry Women's Western Semifinal for the first time since 2012, the women placed 18th out of 36.