Sailing Prepares for New England Team Race Championships

Sailing Prepares for New England Team Race Championships

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Harvard sailing will see action at two races this weekend: the New England Team Race Trophy and the Emily Wick Trophy. Both regattas are set to run from Saturday, April 8 to Sunday, April 9.

About the New England Team Race Championships
Hosted by Tufts, 12 teams will compete in Lark vessels on the Charles River. The rotations will include Boston University, Boston College, Brown, Bowdoin, Coast Guard, Connecticut, Dartmouth, Yale, Tufts, Roger Williams, MIT and Harvard. Harvard placed seventh in the 2016 Lynne Marchiando Trophy. Harvard will send Nick Sertl and Nomin Jagdagdorj, Nick Digiovanni and Julia Lord, Taylor Ladd and Kevin Coakley, with appearances from Nick Karnovsky and Priscilla Russo, Dylan Farrell and Kristin Anderson, and Christine Gosioco serving as a heavy air specialist.

About the Emily Wick Trophy
The women's team will travel to US Coast Guard Academy to compete for the Emily Wick Trophy. The interconference regatta will be held on Saturday, April 8 and will see competitors from 12 NEISA schools, three MAISA schools, one SAIA school, one PCCSC and one invite. Harvard placed 13th in the Emily Wick Trophy last season. Harvard will send Taylor Gavula and Emma Wheeler to compete in the A-Division with Jessica Williams serving as the heavy air specialist. Lucy Wilmot and Alejandra Resendiz will sail in the B-Division and Sofia Mascia will serve as a heavy air specialist.

Last Time Out
Harvard finished the BU Trophy with a combined 90 points. The Crimson earned an eighth-place finish at the conclusion of the weekend.  The Crimson finished 11th at the Central Series III and 10th at the 36th Annual Lynne Marchiando Trophy. The Crimson also competed in the Dellenbaugh Women's Trophy at Brown, finished 12th among 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 and seas of a foot or less. Temperatures are predicted to be in the mid-40s on Saturday increase to the low 60s on Sunday, with the water in the high-30s. Sailors in Connecticut will see winds of 10-15 knots and winds from the southwest with temperatures nearing 50 degrees on Saturday and almost 60 degrees on Sunday. The waves are predicted to be between 2-4 feet Saturday, with winds calming to 5-10 knots on Sunday.
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In the Ranks
In Sailing World Magazine's latest poll, Harvard women's sailing clinched a 17th-place distinction and the coed squad received 16th-place accolades. Sailing World's College Rankings, presented by Zim Sailing and Gill, are determined by an open coaches poll.
What's Next?
The Thompson Trophy, Presidents Trophy, Owen Trophy and Oberg Trophy are on deck for next weekend.