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Team Races Headline Second Weekend

Team Races Headline Second Weekend

Harvard placed third in the Hap Moore Team Race in November (Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard sailing team will take on the Sharpe Trophy Team Race at Brown and will host the Women's Team Race Invitational March 5.  

About the Sharpe Trophy Team Race
 The coed team will travel to Brown to compete in the 2017 Sharpe Trophy Team Race.  In last years' event, Harvard placed fifth after posting a 50-4 record. The Crimson recorded wins against Brown, MIT, Roger Williams and Rhode Island.
 
In this year's regatta, Harvard will send Nick Sertl, Nomin Jagdagdorj, Nick Digiovanni, Dylan Farrell, Julia Lord, Taylor Ladd, Kevin Coakley, and Nick Karnovsky. For a list of the rotations, please see College Sailing.
 
About the Women's Team Race Invitational
 The women's team will host the Women's Team Race Invitational on the Charles. Harvard did not sail in the first annual Women's Team Race Invitational in 2016.  
In this year's regatta, Harvard will send Taylor Gavula, Emma Wheeler, Lucy Wilmot, Kristin Anderson, Jessica Williams and Catherine Tang.
 
Last Time Out
The women's sailing team traveled to Charleston, South Carolina to compete in the Charleston Women's Regatta, previously known as the Women's Interconference. The women finished ninth overall after two days of competition on the Cooper River. Sailing in the A-Division, Taylor Gavula and Kristin Anderson finished the weekend with 82 points overall. Lucy Wilmot and Alejandra Resendiz competed in the B-Division for the Crimson The pair finished the weekend with 46 points, assisting the Crimson to a ninth-place finish overall of 18 competitors.

Forecast
Sailors in Providence will expect to see winds at 15-20 knots and seas at 2-3 feet. Temperatures are predicted to be in the mid-30s, with the water in the mid-40s. In Boston, the winds will be between 10-15 knots and the temperature will hover between 35 and 40 degrees.

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

Moving on Up
The Harvard sailing team was voted in the top-15 in Sailing World Magazine's latest poll. After a ninth-place finish at the Atlantic Coast Championships, the women's climbed up the rankings into the No. 6 position, and the coed squad clinched the No. 7 spot after a 13th-place finish at the Atlantic Coast Dinghy Championships. Sailing World's College Rankings, presented by Zim Sailing and Gill, are determined by an open coaches poll.

What's Next?
The coed and women's teams will split up next weekend to take on the Team Race Invitational at MIT, the Wood Trophy Team Race on the Charles River and the Charleston Spring Intersectional at the College of Charleston.  
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