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Full Weekend Lies Ahead for Sailing

Full Weekend Lies Ahead for Sailing

The sailing team will split up this weekend to compete in six events (Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard sailing team enters their fourth weekend of competition with a full schedule. The Crimson will appear at the Danmark Trophy, the Regis Bowl, the Hewitt Trophy, the Smith Trophy, the Harvard Invitational and the Mystic Lake Invitational.

Forecast
Sailors in New London will see steady showers Saturday and Sunday with winds from the Northeast at 10-15 knots and seas of 2-3 feet. On Saturday, sailors will see winds out of the Northeast 10-15 knots with gusts up to 20 knots in Boston Harbor and seas of 2-3 feet. On Sunday, sailors will see lighter winds of 5-10 knots and waves a foot or less. Competitors in Hanover, New Hampshire will see light winds and steady showers on Saturday and Sunday, with waves of a foot or less.

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About the Danmark Trophy
The Danmark Trophy will be hosted by Coast Guard Saturday and Sunday. The race will feature 20 competitors racing in Z420's and FJ's. Harvard will send Nick Sertl and Christine Gosioco to sail in the A-Division, with Catherine Tang and Kevin Coakley in the B-Division. At last year's contest, Harvard placed third with 132 points, besting Yale by six points.

Projected Lineup (Skipper/Crew):
A-Division: Nick Sertl/Christine Gosioco
B-Division: Jackson Wagner/Catherine Tang, Kevin Coakley

About the Regis Bowl
Harvard looks to take the Regis Bowl trophy from the host and defending champions, Boston University. The women's-only regatta features 14 colleges and universities who will compete in FJs.  Harvard will send Taylor Gavula and Emma Wheeler for the A-Division and Lucy Wilmot and Nomin-Erdene Jagdagdorj in the B-Division.

Projected Lineup (Skipper/Crew):
A-Division: Taylor Gavula/Emma Wheeler
B-Division: Lucy Wilmot/Nomin-Erdene Jagdagdorj

About the Hewitt Trophy
The Hewitt Trophy will be held in Hanover, New Hampshire by Dartmouth. The fleet features three divisions and 14 competitors. Harvard looks to take the trophy from Yale, the defending champions. Harvard will send Nick DiGiovanni and Julia Lord to compete in the A-Division and Dylan Farrell and Priscillia Russo in the B-Division. Rounding out the group for Harvard is Taylor Ladd and Kristin Anderson in the C-Division.

Projected Lineup (Skipper/Crew):
A-Division: Nick Digiovanni/Julia Lord
B-Division: Dylan Farrell/Priscillia Russo
C-Division: Taylor Ladd/Kristin Anderson

About the George Warren Smith Trophy
The George Warren Smith Trophy is hosted by MIT on the Charles River and honors George Warren Smith who spent countless weekends running intercollegiate races at MIT. At last year's contest, Harvard secured a 13-point lead over Rhode Island and finished fifth with 155 points. The Crimson sends Nick Karnovsky and Divya Arya to sail in the A-Division and Andrew Puopolo and Lena Episalla in the B-Division.

Projected Linuep (Skipper/Crew):
A-Division:  Nick Karnovsky/Divya Arya
B-Division: Andrew Puopolo/Lena Episalla

About the Harvard Invitational
The Harvard Invitational will feature 11 participants from the NEISA Conference. Sailors will see six races in each division and will be racing in FJ's. In last year's race, Tufts took an early lead and finished first with 25 points, with Harvard and Brown narrowly missing the mark with 33 and 35 points, respectively. Harvard will send Jessica Williams and Cara Kennedy-Cuomo to sail in the A-Division, with Sofia Mascia and Tancredi Castellano-Pucci in the B-Division.

Projected Lineup (Skipper/Crew):
A-Division: Jessica Williams/Cara Kennedy-Cuomo
B-Division: Sofia Mascia/ Tancredi Castellano-Pucci

About the Mystic Lake Invitational

The Mystic Lake Invitational is hosted by Tufts and will feature nine competitors and two divisions. Harvard and Tufts went into a head-to-head tiebreaker during last year's bout, with Tufts ultimately earning the crown. Harvard will send the same lineups from the Harvard Invitational.

 *All lineups are subject to change.
 
What's Up Next?
Harvard has three regattas next weekend: the Moody Trophy at Rhode Island, the Barnett Trophy at Bowdoin, and the Match Race Clinic at Salve Regina. 
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