Sailing Lands Four Top-10 Finishes

Photo by Gil Talbot
Photo by Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—This weekend, the Harvard sailing team closed out its four-regatta slate with four top-10 finishes at the Moody Trophy hosted by Rhode Island, the Danmark Trophy hosted by Coast Guard, the George Warren Smith Trophy hosted by MIT, and the Jenn Harris Women's Showcase hosted by Navy. 

Kicking things off for the Crimson, Harvard sailors traveled to Rhode Island to compete for the Moody Trophy. Sailing for the A-Division, last week's ICSA Co-Ed Sailors of the Week Lena Episalla and Eli Burnes teamed up yet again, solidifying a fourth-place finish after a three-way tiebreaker with Brown and Cornell. Rounding out the weekend, Andrew Puopolo and Iulianna Taritsa sailed to a fifth-place finish in the B-Division to push the Crimson to fifth overall.

Despite facing inconsistent winds to open the weekend, the Crimson earned an eighth-place finish at the Danmark Trophy. Senior Nicholas Karnovsky and junior Jessica Williams cruised to a first-place finish in the B-Division, shutting out Tufts by just two points.

First-years Eric Hansen and Katherine Barkin led the Crimson to a sixth-place finish overall at the Smith Trophy, closing out the weekend in seventh in the B-Division. Commandeering the A-Division fleet, Gayatri Balasubramanian paired up with Francis Doyle and Catherine Kerner for a ninth-place finish for the Crimson in the division, just four points shy of eighth-place Rhode Island.

The duo of Lucy Wilmot and Alejandra Resendiz placed sixth in the B-Division at the Jen Harris Women's Showcase, helping to push the Crimson to a ninth-place overall finish for the weekend. 

The Crimson returns to action with two regattas this weekend, the Stu Nelson Trophy hosted by Connecticut College and the Coed Showcase at home.