Sailing Closes Out Fall Slate with Three Top-10 Finishes

Photo by Gil Talbot
Photo by Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Harvard sailing team earned three top-10 finishes this weekend to close out the fall slate, including a third-place finish at the 78th Professor Schell Trophy hosted by Dartmouth. In addition to their top-three finish, the team earned sixth at the Nickerson Trophy hosted by Tufts and seventh at the Victorian Urn Trophy hosted by Bowdoin.

Facing tumultuous weather to open competition, Eli Burnes and Lena Episalla fought the elements to earn seven top-10 finishes in their first eight races. In the B-Division, Henry Burnes and Catherine Tang had a stand-out showing, posting two third-place finishes, a second-finish, and three first-place finishes to open up their weekend. Facing calmer conditions to close out competition, the Crimson combined for 180 points, earning them second place just behind host Dartmouth.

At the Nickerson Trophy, first-year Crimson sailors overcame sleet and snow on Saturday to solidify a sixth-place finish at Tufts. Francis Doyle and Katherine Barkin took on the A-Division, collecting seven top-10 finishes across the weekend. The duo of Doyle and Barkin faced a head-to-head tie-breaker with Ivy League rivals Yale to take a sixth-place finish in the division. Eric Hansen and Rowena Wilson-Olivo also picked up seven top-10 finishes, earning seventh in the B-Division.

Breezy conditions at Bowdoin helped the Crimson women's team sail to seventh place at the Victorian Urn Trophy. Lucy Wilmot, Emma Jakobson, and Alejandra Resendiz secured top-10 finishes in ten races across the weekend, picking up 113 points for the Crimson. Taking on the B-Division, Taylor Gavula, Christine Gosioco, and Resendiz contributed 104 points to the team's overall score for the weekend.

Members of the Crimson will take on the ICSA Singlehanded National Championship next weekend, Nov. 3-4, at Hope College in Michigan.