Sailing Splits to Compete in Two Regattas

Sailing Splits to Compete in Two Regattas

Harvard placed ninth in the Charleston Women's Regatta last month (Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard sailing team will take on the Charleston Spring Intersectional at Charleston and the Team Race Invitational at MIT March 11-12.

About the Charleston Spring Intersectional
The coed team will travel to Charleston, South Carolina to compete in the 2017 Charleston Spring Intersectional March 11-12.  Harvard did not compete in the first annual 2016 Spring Intersectional, as the Charleston Cougars swept the regatta, finishing a full 68 points ahead of the competitors. 

In this year's regatta, Harvard will send Nick Sertl, Nomin Jagdagdorj, Christine Gosioco, Julia Lord, Jessica Williams, Kevin Coakley, and Nick Karnovsky. For a list of the rotations, please see College Sailing.

About the Team Race Invitational
The Team Race Invitational will be hosted by MIT and will take place on the Charles River March 11-12. Harvard finished seventh in the 2016 Team Race Invitational, tallying a 4-5 finish at the conclusion of the weekend. The lineup for this year's regatta has not been finalized.

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.

Sailors in Boston will expect to see winds at 15-20 knots with gusts up to 30 knots and seas at 2-3 feet. Temperatures are predicted to be in the mid-20s, with the water in the low-40s. In Charleston, the winds will be between 5-10 knots and the temperature will hover between 60 and 65 degrees.
For an up-to-date forecast, please click here.

In the Ranks
The Harvard women's 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 team ranks 12th, and the coed squad clinched the No. 17 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?
Harvard will compete in the Geiger Trophy Team Race at MIT March 18-19.