Sailing Prepares for Four Regattas

Sailing Prepares for Four Regattas

After posting a third place finish at the New England Match Race Championships, Harvard looks to continue it's strong streak in the competitions this weekend (Athletic Communications). 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The sailing team splits up for four regattas this weekend: Mrs. Hurst Bowl, Hoyt Trophy, Oberg Trophy and Central Series II.  

On Saturday, sailors will see westerly winds of 5-10 knots in Boston Harbor and seas of 2-3 feet with a chance for rain. The winds in Boston will increase to 15-20 knots on Sunday with waves of 2-3 feet. In Cranston, competitors will see similar conditions, winds from the west at 5-10 knots with seas of 2-4 feet and a chance of rain. On Sunday, winds will increase to 15-20 knots with gusts up to 30 knots and waves around three feet. Mascoma Lake will see north-westerly winds at 10-20 knots on Saturday with a high chance for rain. The skies will clear in Hanover on Sunday and winds will decrease to 5-10 knots.

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National Recognition
The Harvard sailing team was voted in the top-20 in Sailing World Magazine's latest poll. The women came in at No. 15 and the coed squad was ranked No. 20. Sailing World's College Rankings, presented by Zim Sailing and Gill, are determined by an open coaches poll.

Last Time Out
The sailing team split up for the sixth weekend of competition to sail at the New England Match Race Championship (3rd), the Truxtun Umsted Trophy (16th), the Yale Women's Invitational (17th), the Captain Hurst Bowl (15th) and the FJ/Firefly Invitational (8th). 

About the Mrs. Hurst Bowl
The Mrs. Hurst Bowl will be hosted by Dartmouth on Mascoma Lake. Harvard will send Taylor Ladd and Kristin Anderson to compete in the A-Division with support from Taylor Gavula and Emma Wheeler in the B-Division. During last year's contest, Harvard finished the regatta 11th among 17 other teams.

Projected Lineup (Skipper/Crew):
A-Division: Taylor Ladd/Kristin Anderson
B-Division: Taylor Gavula/Emma Wheeler

About the Sherman Hoyt Trophy
The Sherman Hoyt Trophy will be hosted by Brown in Cranston, Rhode Island. The Crimson will send Nick Sertl, Christine Gosioco, Jackson Wagner, Catherine Tang, Kevin Coakley and Jessica Williams to compete in the two-division, 18-team regatta. Harvard finished last year's regatta with 101 points and a 10th-place result.

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

About the Oberg Trophy
The Oberg Trophy will be hosted by MIT on the Charles River. Harvard will see Nick Karnovsky and Alejandra Resendiz in the A-Division, Dylan Farrell and Nomin-Erdene Jagdagdorj in the B-Division and Andrew Puopolo and Divya Arya in the C-Division. Harvard finished ninth in last year's contest with 196 points overall.

Projected Lineup (Skipper/Crew):
A-Division: Nick Karnovsky/Alejandra Resendiz
B-Division: Dylan Farrell/Nomin-Erdene Jagdagdorj
C-Division: Andrew Puopolo/Divya Arya
About the Central Series 
The Central Series is a chain of regattas hosted by colleges and universities in the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA).  Harvard will send Lucy Wilmot and Tancredi Castellano-Pucci to sail in the A-Division and Victoria Marquez and Juan Pedro Crestanello in the B-Division. In last year's contest, Harvard secured a fourth place finish with 93 points.

Projected Lineup (Skipper/Crew):
A-Division: Lucy Wilmot/ Tancredi Castellano-Pucci
B-Division: Victoria Marquez/ Juan Pedro Crestanello
On The Horizon
Sailing is set to compete at the Victorian Urn Trophy, the Schell Trophy and the Nickerson Trophy Oct. 29-30.