CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Harvard sailing will close out the regular season this weekend at three races: the Jerry Reed Trophy, the Boston Dinghy Club Challenge Cup and the Morris Trophy. All three regattas are set to run from Saturday, April 22 to Sunday, April 23.
Hosted by Brown, 17 teams will compete in Z420 vessels across two divisions. The regatta will serve as the New England Women's Conference Championship, with the winners moving on to the Sperry College Sailing Women's National Championship May 23-26 in Charleston. Harvard placed ninth in the 2016 Reed Trophy event. Taylor Ladd and Kristin Anderson will sail in the A-Division, Taylor Gavula and Emma Wheeler will sail in the B-Division. Jessica Williams will serve as the heavy-air specialist for the event.
About the 82nd Annual Boston Dinghy Club Challenge Cup
Harvard will cohost the 82nd Annual Boston Dinghy Club Challenge Cup with MIT. The interconference regatta will see competitors from 10 NEISA schools, three MAISA schools, and two invites. Last year, Harvard sailed to the victory in the oldest college sailing event in the country, with the next seven teams within 21 points of each other. Harvard will send Nick Sertl and Christine Gosioco to sail in the A-Division, Nick Karnovksy and Nomin-Erdene Jagdagdorj to compete in the B-Division, with Nick DiGiovanni and Julia Lord sailing in the C-Division.
About the Morris Trophy
Hosted by Boston University, the two-division regatta will feature competitors from across New England, as well as two MAISA members and two invites. The races will be sailed in FJ vessels on the Charles River. Harvard placed seventh in the 2016 Morris Trophy. This year, the Crimson will send Dylan Farrell and Catherine Tang to sail in the A-Division, with support from Catherine Kerner and Tancredi Castellano Pucci di Barsento in the B-Division.
Last Time Out
The Harvard sailing team competed at the Thompson Trophy at Connecticut College, the President's Trophy at BU, the Owen, Mosbacher and Knapp Trophies at Yale and the Oberg Trophy at Northeastern. Harvard clinched a fifth-place finish at the President's Trophy, a ninth-place distinction at the Oberg Trophy, an 11th-place mark at the Owen, Mosbacher and Knapp Trophies and a 16th-place finish at the Thompson Trophy.
Kevin Coakley, Nick Karnovsky, Julia Lord and Jessica Williams were named NEISA Sailors of the Week for the span of March 11-17. The four sailors were awarded the weekly distinction for winning the B-Division of the Charleston Spring Coed Interconference.
Related: NEISA Sailors of the Week, Weekend 2, Spring 2017
Sailors in Boston will expect to see winds at 5-10 knots and seas of one to two feet. Temperatures are predicted to be in the mid-50s on Saturday and Sunday, with the water in the high-40s. Sailors in Cranston will see winds of 5-10 knots and winds from the north with temperatures nearing 60 degrees on Saturday and 55 degrees on Sunday. The waves are predicted to be between 1-3 feet through the weekend.
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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 open coaches poll.
The New England Coed Championships will be hosted by Boston College April 29-30.