Sailing Battles for Three Trophies

Photo by Gil Talbot
Photo by Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Set for its third consecutive three-regatta weekend, the Harvard sailing team hits the water this weekend, Oct. 20-21, to compete in the AC Showcase Finals hosted by St. Mary's College, the Yale Women's Regatta, and the Oberg Trophy co-hosted by MIT and Northeastern.


Sailors on the Charles River will see winds between 10 and 15 knots and gusts of up to 30 knots throughout the weekend. Waves will stay consistent around two feet throughout competition in Boston.

At the AC Showcase Finals, windy conditions will make for a challenging course, with winds starting between 15 and 20 knots on Saturday and increasing to 25 to 30 knots to close out competition on Sunday. Waves will be between three and six feet throughout the weekend.

What to Know

  • The Crimson returns to the Oberg Trophy after clinching a third-place finish at last year's regatta. Eli Burnes and Emily Wang secured first place in the B-division, beating out Tufts by two points.
  • At the Yale Women's Regatta, Lucy Wilmot and Alejandra Resendiz will sail in the A-Division, Emma Kaneti, Emma Jakobson, Taylor Gavula and Emily Wang will compete in the B-Division.
  • Eli Burnes, Lena Episalla, Henry Burnes, Catherine Tang, Nicholas Karnovsky, Jessica Williams and Henry Marshall will all represent the Crimson at this year's AC Showcase Finals in Maryland.

What's Next

The team enters its last stretch of competition before heading to the ICSA Singlehanded National Championship. Next weekend, the Crimson will compete for the Victorian Urn Trophy hosted by Bowdoin, the Schell Trophy hosted by Dartmouth, and the Nickerson Trophy hosted by Tufts.