The Crimson tallied two fifth-place finishes this weekend, advancing the coed and women's teams to the Atlantic Coast Championships next weekend (Robert Migliaccio).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After months of preparation and working tirelessly on the Charles River, the Harvard sailing team competed at the New England Fall Championships races: the Erwin Schell Trophy, the Victoria Coffee Urn Trophy and the Nickerson Trophy.
At the Erwin Schell Trophy at Coast Guard, Nick Sertl and Christine Gosioco battled their way to four top-five finishes in the A-Division, leading the Crimson to a fifth-place finish overall with 73 points. Nick Karnovsky and Julia Lord competed in the B-Division, tallying eight top-10 placements and 86 points. With the fifth place mark, Harvard qualifies for the Atlantic Coast Championships hosted by Navy Nov. 11-12.
At the Victoria Coffee Urn Trophy at Coast Guard, Taylor Ladd and Kristin Anderson finished with 78 points in the A-Division, while Taylor Gavula and Emma Wheeler sailed in the B-Division, earning 86 points. The Crimson finished the weekend at fifth place, clinching their spot in the Atlantic Coast Championships at the College of Charleston Nov. 11-12.
Catherine Kerner and Tancredi Castellano-Pucci diBarsento sailed in the A-Division for the Nickerson Trophy hosted by Tufts on the Charles River. Kerner and Castellano-Pucci diBarsento earned seven top-10 finishes, while Sofia Marie Mascia and Victoria Marquez finished with four top-10 marks in the B-Division. The Crimson finished eighth with 139 points. Boston University earned the Nickerson Trophy with 43 points.
The Erwin Schell and Victorian Urn trophies are the coed and women's New England Fall Championships, respectively, and are the qualifiers for the coed and women's Atlantic Coast Championships. Harvard's fifth place finishes independently earned the Crimson berths at both ACC events. This marks the first time in six years that both the coed and women's teams qualify for the ACCs.
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.