Sailing Posts Three Top-10 Finishes, Marshall earns NEISA Championship title

Photo by Rob Migliaccio
Photo by Rob Migliaccio

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Harvard sailing took to the water across New England and Maine this weekend, earning three top-10 finishes as well as a first-place finish at the NEISA Singlehanded Championships.

Freshman skipper Henry Marshall earned the NEISA Singlehanded Championship title after posting 37 points over the weekend. He finished 10 points ahead of host Boston College's Scott Rasmussen to bring home first place for the Crimson. Racing alongside Marshall were seniors Andrew Puopolo and Jackson Wagner, who finished 15th and 17th, respectively, at the regatta.

At the Hatch Brown Trophy hosted by MIT, the Crimson posted a seventh-place victory with 69 points, just four points shy of the host Engineers. Sophomores Eli Burnes and Tess Avery sailed for 30 points, earning them 11th place in the A-Division after a head-to-head tiebreaker with Northeastern. Captains Nicholas Karnovsky and Jessica Williams competed in the B-Division, earning 10th place. The duo of Henry Burnes and Catherine Tang rounded out the Crimson group, finishing third in the C-Division with a score of 14 points.

With foggy conditions and strong currents to kick off competition, the Crimson held strong at the Nicholas Barnett Trophy hosted by Bowdoin, posting a ninth-place finish. Skipper Lucy Wilmot and crew Owen Schafer raced for fifth in the A-Division, while the pair of Francis Doyle and Lena Episalla finished 11th for the Crimson in the B-Division.

The women's team capped off the weekend for the Crimson with a fourth-place finish at the Regis Trophy hosted by Boston University. Emma Kaneti and Emma Jakobson sailed for the A-Division, collected 28 points for fifth. In the B-Division, Catherine Kerner and Gayatri Balasubramanian competed for the Crimson, besting MIT for the fourth-place spot in the division.  

What's Next

The Crimson is set to compete in five regattas this weekend, Sept. 22-23, sailing in the Norm Reid Trophy hosted by Boston College, the Hoyt Trophy hosted by Brown, the Hood Trophy hosted by Tufts, and the Harvard Invitational at home. The women travel to Dartmouth to compete at the Mrs. Hurst Bowl.