Sailing Earns Third-Place Finish at Vietor Trophy

Photo by Gil Talbot
Photo by Gil Talbot

NEW LONDON, Conn.—The Harvard coed sailing team vied for a trio of trophies across the East Coast this weekend, March 23-24. The Crimson coed crew split competition between the Vietor Trophy hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the Aaron Szambecki Team Race hosted by Old Dominion and the BU Team Race.

Harvard performed well at the Vietor Trophy, picking up a decisive third-place finish in a field of 18 teams. First-year Frankie Doyle and senior Christine Gosioco led the Crimson throughout the weekend, ranking second overall in the B-Division with 44 points and five first-place finishes across 12 races. Jonas Nelle and Zennie Wey earned a sixth-place finish in the B-Division for Harvard, amassing 97 total points. 

Just missing the top-3 mark, the Crimson picked up a fourth-place finish at the Aaron Szambecki Team Race, closing out the weekend with a 10-11 record. Harvard picked up wins over George Washington (1-4-5), Old Dominion (1-2-4) Kings Point (1-2-3, 1-2-6), Navy (1-2-3) St. Mary's (2-3-4, 2-3-5), Stanford (1-2-5, 1-2-6) and Tufts (1-2-3). Eight sailors competed for the Crimson, with Eli Burnes, Henry Burnes and Nicholas Karnovsky racing at skipper, while Eric Hansen, Lena Episalla, Jessica Williams, Catherine Tang and Owen Schafer rotated at crew.

The Crimson capped its weekend off at the BU Team Race on Sunday, finishing fourth in the field. Competing against host Boston University, Yale and Boston College, Andrew Puopolo, Mattew Dickey and Paul Kuechler served at skipper, while Gayatri Balasubramanian, Emily Malpass and Lisa van der Sluijs spent time at crew.

Up Next
The Crimson sets its sights on a set of four regattas next weekend, March 30-31. Harvard's coed team will host the Central Series 3 race in addition to competing at the Marchiando Trophy Team Race hosted by MIT and the BU Trophy, while the women's team will vie for the Dellenbaugh Trophy hosted by Brown.