CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard sailing team posted three top-10 placements this weekend, racing in MIT's Professor Schell Trophy, Tufts' Nickerson Trophy and its own Victorian Urn Trophy.
Hosting the 2017 Victorian Urn Trophy, the Crimson finished 10th with a total of 260 points, including 11 top-five placements. Taylor Ladd and Kirstin Anderson posted seven top-five finishes, with two first place finishes, for 119 points in the A-Division. In the B-Division, sailors Taylor Gavula and Lucy Wilmot and Tess Avery and Alejandra Resendiz contributed with 141 points to Harvard's overall score.
At the 77th annual Professor Erwin Schell Trophy hosted by MIT, Harvard finished eighth of 18 teams. Nick Sertl and Christine Gosioco recorded six top-five placements in the A-Division to place fifth with 130 points, two better than rival Yale. In the B-Division, the Crimson team of Nicholas Karnovsky and Eli Burnes and Jessica Williams and Kevin Coakley, recorded six top-five finishes, including three top-three, for 160 points.
Harvard rounded out the weekend's regattas, on the Mystic River, with the best finish amongst Ivy League schools, placing fourth at Tufts' Nickerson Trophy. Henry Burnes and Emily Wang finished second in the A-Division with seven top-five placements for 48 points, five points shy of the top spot. In the B-Division, Owen Schafer and Emily Pfrang opened with three straight top-five placements and finished eighth with total of 77 points.
Harvard prepares for four regattas for the weekend of Nov. 4-5: Salve Regina's Sister Esther Open, the ICSA Singlehanded Nationals, Coast Guard's Hap Moore Trophy Team Race the Horn Trophy Team Race.