Sailing Takes Sixth at Oberg Trophy

Sailing Takes Sixth at Oberg Trophy

The sailing team posted a sixth-place finish at the Oberg Trophy and the Fall Central Series VI (Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The sailing team split up this weekend to compete at four regattas: The Mrs. Hurst Bowl (11th), the Sherman Hoyt Trophy (11th), the Oberg Trophy (6th) and the Fall Central Series VI (6th).

The Crimson saw tough conditions on Saturday, facing torrential rain and winds ranging from 10-15 knots. Harvard sailed in Z420's at the Mrs. Hurst Bowl in Hanover, New Hampshire. The Crimson sent Taylor Ladd and Kristin Anderson to compete in the A-Division and Taylor Gavula and Emma Wheeler in the B-Division. Ladd and Anderson were able to compile seven top-10 finishes and 143 points during the weekend, while Gavula and Wheeler saw 11 top-10 placements and 143 points. Harvard closed the weekend at ninth place with 286 points.

At the Hoyt Trophy in Providence, Harvard also encountered heavy rains on Saturday and clear skies on Sunday with steady winds of 7-15 knots. Sailing in Z420's, Nick Sertl and Christine Gosioco saw action in the A-Division, posting 11 top-10 marks and 88 points. Jackson Wagner and Catherine Tang fought a tough battle in the B-Division, finishing with 156 points for the weekend. The Crimson were ten points away from cracking the top-10, concluding the weekend in 11th place with 244 points.  

Harvard traveled down the Charles River to Northeastern to compete for the 74th Annual Professor Oberg Trophy. After pushing through heavy rain and continuous boat traffic on Saturday, Harvard was able to secure 19 top-10 placements across three divisions. Nick Karnovsky and Alejandra Resendiz saw action in the A-Division, with support from Dylan Farrell and Nomin-Erdene Jagdagdorj in the B-Division and Andrew Puopolo and Divya Arya in the C-Division. Harvard sailed the regatta in NC Firefly's, completing the weekend with 281 points overall and a sixth-place mark.

The Crimson also saw action at the Fall Central Series VI hosted by Boston College. Lucy Wilmot and Tancredi Castellano-Pucciwith sailed in the A-Division, posting two top-five marks and 29 points. In the B-Division Victoria Marquez and Juan Pedro Crestanello were able to secure three top-five placements and 29 points. The Crimson finished the regatta in sixth place with 58 points.

Harvard is set to compete at the Victorian Urn Trophy, the Schell Trophy and the Nickerson Trophy Oct. 29-30.