Sailing Readies for a Trio of Races

Sailing Readies for a Trio of Races

The Harvard sailing team will take on the Victoria Urn Trophy, the Schell Trophy and the Nickerson Trophy (Athletic Communications). 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.  – The Harvard sailing team looks to continue their steak of success when they take on the Victoria Urn Trophy, the Schell Trophy and the Nickerson Trophy Oct. 29-30.

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 stay at 5-10 knots on Sunday with waves of a foot or less. In New London, competitors will see similar conditions, winds from the west at 10-15 knots with seas of 1-2 feet and a chance of rain. On Sunday, winds decrease to 5-10 knots and waves around two feet.

For an up-to-date forecast, please click here.

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 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).

About the Victoria Urn Trophy
This women's only regatta will feature competitors from 18 colleges and universities across the northeast. Sailors in last year's event went for a head-to-head tiebreaker with Roger Williams, ultimately falling to 12th place with 216 points. The Crimson will send Taylor Ladd and Kristin Anderson to compete in the A-Division with Taylor Gavula and Emma Wheeler in the B-Division.

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

About the Schell Trophy
The 75th Erwin Schell Trophy will be hosted by the Coast Guard in New London, Connecticut. In last year's contest, Harvard was unable to secure the lead in the tiebreaker with Boston College, eventually falling to third place with 153 points. Nick Sertl and Christine Gosioco will compete in this year's contest in the A-Division with support from Nick Digiovanni and Julia Lord in the B-Division. Others, who are likely to contribute are: Nick Karnovsky, Jackson Wagner, Nomin-Erdene Jagdagdorj and Kevin Coakley.

Projected Lineup (Skipper/Crew):
A-Division: Nick Sertl/Christine Gosioco
B-Division: Taylor Gavula/Julia Lord

About the Nickerson Trophy
The Nickerson Trophy is a freshman and newcomer only championship regatta that will see 20 competitors from across the northeast. In last year's contest, Harvard, Northeastern and Rhode Island fought back and forth for the majority of the regatta, Harvard ultimately finished in the middle of the pack at ninth place with 135 points. At this year's contest, Harvard will send Catherine Kerner and Tancredi Castellano-Pucci diBarsento to compete in the A-Division with Sofia Marie Mascia and Victoria Marquez set for the B-Division.

Projected Lineup (Skipper/Crew):
A-Division: Catherine Kerner/Tancredi Castellano-Pucci diBarsento
B-Division: Sofia Marie Mascia/Victoria Marquez

*Please note that all lineups are subject to change

Next Up
The Crimson are looking at two demanding weekends as the regular season comes to a close.  Next weekend, Harvard will host the Horn Trophy Team Race and see action at the Sister Ester Open and the Hap Moore Trophy Team Race Nov. 5-6. In the final weekend of competition for the fall season, the Crimson will jointly host the Atlantic Coast Championships with MIT on Nov. 12.