Sailing Places Second at Mystic Lake Invitational

Sailing Places Second at Mystic Lake Invitational

The sailing participated in six races over the weekend Oct. 1-2 (Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sailing appeared in six regattas this past weekend and saw a tough fleet of competitors. The Crimson saw action at the Mystic Lake Invitational (2nd), the Regis Bowl (3rd), the Smith Trophy (5th), the Harvard Invitational (8th), the Hewitt Trophy (8th) and the Danmark Trophy (16th).

Sailing in Larks, Harvard posted a second-place finish at the Mystic Lake Invitational held at Tufts. Jessica Williams '20 and Cara Kennedy-Cuomo '17 competed in the A-Division and earned four top-three finishes in the regatta. Sofia Mascia '20 and Tancredi Castellano-Pucci '20 sailed in the B-Division and also earned four top-three finishes. The Crimson finished the day with 44 points, 12 points behind first-place Tufts.

At the Regis Bowl hosted by Boston University, Taylor Gavula '19 and Emma Wheeler '17 earned eight top-10 finishes to contribute to their 54 points, while Lucy Wilmot '20 and Nomin-Erdene Jagdagdorj '17 posted 76 points and nine top-10 finishes in the B-Division. The Crimson finished third overall, after a head-to-head tiebreaker with University of Vermont.

Harvard endured a tough fleet at the George Warren Smith Trophy hosted by MIT; Harvard placed in the top-10 for 25 of 30 races. Nick Karnovsky '19 and Divya Arya '19 sailed in the A-Division contributing 94 points, while Andrew Puopolo '19 and Lena Episalla '19 added 98 points in the B-Division. The Crimson finished the regatta at fifth place, 26 points behind Northeastern.

The Crimson hosted the Harvard Invitational on Saturday and endured difficult weather. Harvard went head-to-head with BU and ended up one point behind, finishing sixth overall. Jessica Williams '20 and Cara Kennedy-Cuomo '17 competed in the A-Division and with two top-3 performances, the women earned 35 points. Sofia Mascia '20 and Tancredi Castellano-Pucci '20 sailed in the B-Division, posting two top-3 marks and 30 points.

At the Hewitt Trophy hosted by Dartmouth, Harvard saw challenging racing on Lake Mascoma. The Crimson competed in three divisions against 15 colleges and universities; Nick Digiovanni '19 and Julia Lord '17 Harvard grossed eight top-10 placements and 94 points in the A-Division. Dylan Farrell '18 and Priscillia Russo '17 succeeded with 80 points in the B-Division and 11 top-10 finishes. Talyor Ladd '18 and Kristin Anderson '18 netted 110 points in the C-Division to contribute an eighth place overall finish.

The Crimson rounded out its weekend at the Danmark Trophy hosted by Coast Guard. Harvard sent Nick Sertl '18 and Christine Gosioco '19 to compete in the A-Division and Jackson Wagner '19 and Catherine Tang '19 to sail in the B-Division. The pairs contributed 13 top-10 placements; Harvard ranked 16th with 342 points.


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.