Women’s Sailing Posts a Ninth-Place Finish at Atlantic Coast Championships

Women’s Sailing Posts a Ninth-Place Finish at Atlantic Coast Championships

The women's team placed ninth at the ACCs in Charleston, South Carolina (Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The coed and women's sailing teams divided in their last weekend of competition for the fall season at the Atlantic Coast Championships (ACCs). The women traveled to Charleston, South Carolina and the coed team sailed at home on the Charles River Nov. 12-13.

At the women's championships, Harvard sent Taylor Ladd and Kristin Anderson to sail in the A-Division and Taylor Gavula and Emma Wheeler to compete in the B-Division. Gavula and Wheeler consistently finished within the top-10, tallying four first-place finishes over the course of the weekend after battling Boston College, Coast Guard and Rhode Island. Ladd and Anderson saw success in the middle pack of races, finishing five times within the top-10, including one first-place finish. The Crimson finished the weekend at ninth overall with 318 points, marking a program-best since 2009. 

The coed team hosted the 43rd Atlantic Coast Dinghy Championship with MIT on the Charles River. Harvard sent Nick Sertl and Christine Gosioco to compete in the A-Division with support from Nick Karnovsky and Alejandra Resendiz in the B-Division. Nomin Erdene-Jagdagdorj and Kevin Coakley served as the heavy air specialists. The Crimson were challenged in both divisions, finishing in the middle of the pack for the eighteen events. Sertl and Gosioco were able to crack the top-five for three races, while Karnovsky and Resendiz added three top-five finishes, including one first-place mark. The Crimson finished the weekend in the 13th position with 361 points.

Harvard sailing will take a break from action and will return in the spring semester.