Sailing Takes on Geiger Trophy at MIT

Sailing Takes on Geiger Trophy at MIT

Harvard clinched the Charleston Spring Regatta last weekend (Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard sailing team will take on the Geiger Team Race Trophy at MIT March 18-19.
About the Geiger Trophy Team Race 
Hosted by MIT, eight teams will compete in FJ vessels in the in-conference regatta from March 18-19. The rotations will include Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, Tufts, U.S. Coast Guard, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Boston College. During last year's race, Harvard finished fifth of eight teams. The lineups for this weekend's race has not been finalized.
Last Time Out

The Harvard coed sailing team won the Charleston Spring Coed Regatta, previously known as the Coed Interconference, clinching the victory by a four-point margin over Georgetown. Sailing in the A-Division, Nick Sertl and Christine Gosioco started off the race strong, finishing in the top-five for the eight of the first nine marks. On Sunday, Sertl paired with Nomin-Erdene Jagdagdorj and Jessica Williams for the races, the pairs were challenged by the high winds, finishing in the middle of the pack for all eight races. The group finished the weekend with 80 points overall. Nick Karnovsky and Julia Lord competed in the B-Division for the Crimson. On Saturday, the pair stayed within the top-five for eight of nine races. Karnovsky paired with Kevin Coakley and Jessica Williams during the high winds on Sunday, finishing within the top-15 for four of nine races. The group finished the weekend with 95 points, assisting the Crimson to their win over 18 competitors.

NEISA Accolades
Kevin Coakley, Nick Karnovsky, Julia Lord and Jessica Williams were named NEISA Sailors of the Week for the span of March 11-17, it was announced March 17. The four sailors were awarded the weekly distinction for winning the B-Division of the Charleston Spring Coed Interconference.

Sailors in Boston will expect to see winds at 5-10 knots with gusts up to 15 knots and seas of a foot or less. Temperatures are predicted to be in the mid-30s, with the water in the high-30s.  
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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 split up to compete around the Boston area next weekend. The NEISA/MAISA Team Race will be hosted by Boston College on March 25. Boston University will host the Central Series II on March 25 and the Team Race Invitational March 26. Tufts will host the Duplin Trophy Women's Team Race March 25-26.