Sailing Fights Through Windy Conditions for Fourth-Place Finish

Photo by Gil Talbot
Photo by Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Fighting through windy conditions this weekend, the Harvard sailing team competed in three regattas, finishing fourth at the Yale Women's Regatta, 10th at the AC Showcase hosted by St. Mary's College and 16th at the Oberg Trophy.

Tying its best finish on the season, the Harvard women's team earned fourth at the Yale Women's Regatta, falling just one-point short of third-place College of Charleston. Heading up the A-Division, skipper Lucy Wilmot paired up with Alejandra Resendiz and Emily Wang to finish with 75 points, landing in ninth in the division. Taking on the B-Division, the duo of Emma Kaneti and Emma Jakobson took a commanding finish, earning second with 42 points.

Sailors in Maryland cruised to tenth place at the AC Showcase. Facing windy conditions, Eli Burnes showed versatility, sailing as both crew and skipper in the A-Division alongside skipper Henry Marshall for races 1-10 and crew Lena Episalla for the last leg of competition on Sunday. Henry Burnes, Nicholas Karnovsky, Catherine Tang, and Jessica Williams tackled the B-Division, finishing 11th.

Heavy gust throughout the weekend provided a difficult course at the Oberg Trophy, where the Crimson sailed for 16th place overall. After falling to seventh after a head-to-head tiebreaker with Northeastern, Jonas Nelle and Zennie Way earned a solid seventh place finish for the Crimson.

What's Next

Before heading to the ICSA Singlehanded National Championships, the Crimson sails in their final three regattas of the fall slate, taking on the women's Victorian Urn Trophy hosted by Bowdoin, the Schell Trophy hosted by Dartmouth, and the Nickerson Trophy hosted by Tufts.