HOLLAND, Mich.—In his first career ICSA Singlehanded National Championship appearance, first-year Henry Marshall sailed to a commanding first-place finish. This is Marshall's first collegiate national championship title, and the first time in 15 years that Harvard won the Glen S. Foster Trophy.
"It was a great weekend of hard fought sailing," said Marshall. "We saw a little bit of everything on the water. I'm happy to be heading home with a title and I'm super grateful to everyone who helped me, especially for the support of my teammates and, above all, my family."
Marshall held a decisive lead over the competition, posting five first-place, four second-place, one third-place finish across 14 races. All of Marshall's finishes sat within the top-10, with his lowest being a ninth-place finish in race 10. The Massachusetts native finished 31 points ahead of second-place Leo Boucher from St. Mary's College.
Marshall earned a spot at this year's Singlehanded National Championships after winning first at the NEISA National Championships in September. The first year returns to the water along with the rest of the Harvard sailing team this spring for their 2019 team campaign.