CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its second weekend of competition this spring, the Harvard sailing team split up to compete in three regattas, and captured three top-10 placements. The Crimson registered a first-place finish at the Wood Trophy and sixth and seven-place marks at the Icebreaker Fleet Race and Navy Spring Women's, respectively.
Harvard hosted the Wood Trophy on the Charles River this weekend, March 10-11. At skipper, Dylan Farrell, Nick Karnovsky and Andrew Puopolo all competed for the Crimson while Lena Episalla, Jessica Williams and Iulianna Taritsa contributed to Harvard's first-place victory at crew. In the first round, the Crimson defeated all but one opponent, tallying victories over Brown, Cornell, Fordham, Tufts, Rhode Island and Vermont. A 5-2 record in the second round advanced Harvard to the final four where the Crimson notched a 1-2 record.
At the Icebreaker Fleet Race hosted by Tufts, the Crimson finished sixth with 159 points. Jonas Nelle and Emma Jakobson sailed in the A-Division for Harvard, placing eighth with 71 points and six top-10 finishes. In the B-Division, Owen Schafer and Emily Malpass finished 11th, registering 88 points and adding six top-10 finishes as well.
Taylor Ladd and Kirstin Anderson sailed in the A-Division for Harvard at the Navy Spring Women's. The duo finished in seventh after a head-to-head tiebreaker with Stanford, St. Mary's and George Washington. With 16 total races, the pair earned six top-five placements to add to its 141 points. In the B-Division, Taylor Gavula, Lucy Wilmot, Emily Wang and Alejandra Resendiz contributed 144 points to Harvard's total, earning a ninth-place finish. Harvard finished seventh overall, narrowly missing Georgetown by 10 points.
Harvard is set to compete in the Southern NE Team Race at Connecticut College, the Geiger Trophy Team Race at MIT and the Vietor Trophy at Coast Guard next weekend on March 17-18.