Sailing Sweeps at Sister Esther Open

Sailing Sweeps at Sister Esther Open
The Harvard sailing team finished their regular season this weekend and will move on to postseason action next weekend (Athletic Communications). 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – With their last weekend of regular season action, the Harvard sailing team appeared at the Sister Esther Open, the Hap Moore Team Race and the Mike Horn Team Race.

This year marked the fifth-annual Sister Esther Open hosted by Salve Regina. An in-conference, two-division competition in FJs, Harvard sent Nick Karnovsky and Alejandra Resendiz to compete in the A-Division and Dylan Farrell and Priscilla Russo for the B-Division. Karnovsky and Resendiz were able to place in the top-five for six of the eight races, tallying 37 points. Farrell and Russo led the 20-boat fleet, consistently placing in the top-five for seven of eight races. Harvard finished the regatta with 59 points, a full 37 points ahead of the nearest competitor. Click here for the full scores.

At the Mike Horn Trophy, Harvard hosted Tufts, Boston University and MIT on the Charles River. The Mike Horn Trophy is a team race that honors Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame member Michael S. Horn '63, who coached Harvard for many years and is responsible for the existence of the varsity sailing program. The teams split up six members of their squad into three skippers and three crew members, and sailed in rounds in 420 boats and FJs. The pairs of Taylor Gavula/Emma Wheeler, Lucy Wilmot/Cara Kennedy-Cuomo and Jessica Williams/Divya Arya competed for the Crimson and tallied a 3-6 overall mark. Harvard swept MIT in all three rounds. Click here for the full scores.

Harvard sent Nick Sertl, Christine Gosioco, Jackson Wagner, Julia Lord, Nick Digiovanni and Catherine Tang to compete at the Hap Moore Trophy hosted by Coast Guard. The heavy air specialist crews were Nomin Jagdagdorj and Kevin Coakley. The regatta consisted of one round-robin of all seven teams, followed by round-robins of the top half and the bottom half. Harvard was able to maintain a 9-9 score by the end of the weekend, including at least one victory over each competitor. The Crimson finished at third overall. For full results, click here.

After battling to two fifth-place finishes at the Schell Trophy and Victoria Urn Trophy last weekend, Harvard secured their spots in the Coed and Women's Atlantic Coast Championships (ACCs). This marks the first time in six years that both squads qualified for the ACCs. The women will travel to Charleston to compete for the women's title Nov. 12-13, while Harvard and MIT will jointly host the coed championships Nov. 12-13.