No. 13 Coed Sailing Earns Second at Ivy Championships

Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot
Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—Competing in four regattas across the Northeast this past weekend, the No. 13 Harvard coed sailing team earned an impressive third-place finish at the Owen, Mosbacher-Knapp Trophies. In addition, the coed team picked up a second-place finish at the Thompson Trophy as well as ninth-place finish at the Oberg Trophy, while the No. 5 Harvard women's team took 11th at the Women's National Team Race Invitational.

After low visibility kept boats out of the water to open competition, Nicholas Karnovsky and Jessica Williams came out strong for the Crimson, staying within the top-10 throughout all nine races in the A-Division for 44 total points. Jonas Nelle and Iulianna Taritsa maintained the momentum in the B-Division, securing Harvard's third-place finish with an additional 44 total points towards the team score. With the third-place result in the dual division regatta, the Crimson landed a second-place finish in the Ivy Championships with 88 points, just five points behind Ancient Eight-rival Yale.

Meanwhile, at Connecticut College, the Crimson commanded the 17-school field to earn second at the Thompson Trophy. The pair of Henry Burnes and Catherine Tang clinched first in the B-Division, earning 59 total points and three first-place finishes. Eli Burnes and Lena Episalla helped keep the Crimson afloat with a second-place result in the A-Division.

Harvard's coed crew rounded out its weekend with a ninth-place decision at the Oberg Trophy. Eric Hansen, Maria Tarazona Guzman and Katie Barkin led the Crimson through the three-division regatta, finishing fifth in the B-Division field with 61 points. Andrew Puopolo and Gayatri Balasubramanian added 65 points of their own to earn seventh in the A-Division, while first-years Paul Kuechler and Rowena Wilson-Olivo rounded out the lineup with 104 points in the C-Division.

The women's team traveled to Brown for the Women's National Team Race Invitational to close out Harvard's weekend on the water, finishing 11th in a highly competitive field. Emma Kaneti, Taylor Gavula and Catherine Kerner took the lead at skipper for the Crimson, while Emma Jakobson, Emily Wang and Lisa van der Sluijs commanded at crew.

Up Next
Harvard stays local for a trio of regattas next weekend, April 20-21. The Crimson coed teams will split competition between the Boston Dinghy Club Challege Cup at home and the Morris Trophy hosted by Boston University, while the women's crew will ready for the NE Women's Championship at MIT.